Exciting New Changes for Next Year!!!!

Hope you’ve had a great Memorial Day weekend!

NEW CONDUCTOR OF YSO
We are thrilled to have Mr. Matthew Nix of Farmington North High School leading our Youth Symphony Orchestra this year! We hope to have you present at our Open House, September 22nd to welcome him to the Community Music School of Ann Arbor (see more information below under “Important Dates…”).

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
We are looking forward to beginning an official Mentorship Program that will invite young college professionals to work individually with each section of both orchestras and play as support during rehearsals on a week to week basis.  For YSO, this will open possibilities for more advanced string repertoire and tailored wind and percussion ensemble repertoire as well as strengthen the symphony as a whole, with more confident and polished individual sections.

AUDITIONS
Mr. Nix feels confident that students that have already been accepted into the orchestra need NOT re-audition.  Auditions will now be required only for the following students:
– New Students
– SSO Students that wish to be considered for YSO

2014-2015 IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Opens: Early August!!!  Look for discounts!

Auditions (for new students or advancements ONLY):

  • Monday, September 15th, 5pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, September 24th, 5pm-9pm

First Rehearsal and Open House:

  • Monday, September 22nd
    – SSO:
    5:30-7:15 with social afterward
    – YSO:
    6:30-8:30 with social at 7:15
  • Parents are encouraged to observe the rehearsal and chat with the conductors.
  • Invite your friends! Please have them contact Bonnie Lyn at bpaige@aa-spa.org to be placed in a rehearsal. New students will have the option of auditioning on Wednesday, September 24th.
  • ALL REHEARSALS FOLLOWING WILL BE AT THESE TIMES:
    – SSO: 5:30pm-7:15pm
    – YSO: 6:30pm-8:30pm
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