|Floyd County Youth Symphony Auditions for 2014 - 2015 season|
The Floyd County Youth Symphony (FCYS) is open to any qualified student in Southern Indiana or the Louisville metropolitan area. The FCYS is divided into three orchestras for students at differing levels of technical and musical development.
The orchestra’s mission is to offer outstanding young musicians the opportunity to experience a challenging music environment. Organized in 1974, this year marks the 40th anniversary of The Floyd County Youth Symphony!
This season’s auditions will be held at Floyd Central High School. Students should come prepared to play a scale that represents their range and a short excerpt from a solo or ensemble work that demonstrates their development as a player. They may be asked to sight read an excerpt from standard orchestral repertoire.
The Mini-Orchestra is an ensemble for young, developing string players through 8th grade. Auditions will be heard between 4:00 and 6:00 pm Friday, Sept 5th. There is no pre-registration or audition fee required. Kathryn Burger Johnson and Susan Pfeifer direct the Mini Orchestra and rehearsals are 4:20-5:30 on Mondays at Floyd Central High School.
Philharmonic & Festival auditions for violins will be from 4:00 to 8:30, Tuesday & Wednesday, September 2nd & 3rd. All other string instrument auditions for these two orchestras will be on Thursday, September 4th from 4:00 to 8:30. There is a $25 audition fee and pre-registration is not required. Wind and percussion auditions will be Monday, October 27th from 6:15 to 8:15. Philharmonic & Festival Orchestra rehearsals are on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. and are under the leadership of directors Doug Elmore, Scott Cooksey, Harold Yankey, and Angela Thomas.
The FCYS is unique in that the State of Indiana offers high school credit for participation. FCYS members must take private lessons and play their instrument in their school orchestra or band, if one is available. Rehearsals for all three orchestras will be at Floyd Central High School.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:28|