Fall auditions for the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia will take place 4:00-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 and 10-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at South High School, 3128 South 12th Street, Sheboygan.
Percussion auditions will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 12. Percussionists need to contact the Symphony office at 452-1985 to schedule a specific audition time. Percussionists are expected to
prepare a short etude on snare, timpani, and mallet percussion.
All auditions will be held in the band room at South High School, 3128 South 12th St. in Sheboygan. A general warm up room will also be available. Students and families may enter the music rooms through Door #14.
SAYS invites all area elementary, middle school, high school and home-schooled students to audition. Participation in school instrumental ensembles is required unless the appropriate ensemble is not in the curriculum.
Both Sinfonia and Concert Orchestra are now full orchestras, including woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings. Placement in either Sinfonia or Concert Orchestra is done strictly by performance ability, not student age. Many sections of our orchestras are currently full, but there are a few areas in which we have openings for the upcoming season. We currently have openings for string bass, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, piano and percussion. Violins, violas, and cellos are also welcome to audition at this time to augment our sections.
The SAYS Sinfonia is directed by Susan Zeuske. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings, September through April. Sinfonia strings rehearse from 4:30 - 6 p.m., and winds and percussion from 5 – 6 p.m.
The SAYS Concert Orchestra will be directed by Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony. The Concert Orchestra rehearses 7-9 p.m. Mondays September through April, and strings 6:30 - 9 p.m. The Youth Symphonies perform three concerts each season.
Organizers ask area residents to encourage music students to audition and spread the word about the upcoming auditions.
For more information on the Sheboygan Symphony and other audition opportunities please call 920-452-1985 or visit us at www.sheboygansymphony.org.