Santa Barbara Symphony to Hold Youth Ensemble Auditions
For Immediate Release: July 24, 2017
Contact: Tim Dougherty
Santa Barbara, CA — The Santa Barbara Symphony will hold auditions for its Junior Orchestra and Youth Symphony at Santa Barbara Community Church on August 14, 16, and 19. Auditions for violinists will take place on Monday, August 14; auditions for violists, cellists, and bassists will take place on Wednesday, August 16; and auditions for wind, brass, and percussion players will take place on Saturday, August 19. To schedule an appointment, call 805-898-9526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“These ensembles offer exceptional instructional and performance opportunities for young instrumentalists,” said Dr. Amy Williams, director of education and community engagement for the Santa Barbara Symphony. “Program participants invariably show remarkable growth as musicians and as individuals. I encourage families throughout the community to take part in the audition process.”
Consisting of some 80 musicians ages 12 to 18 from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony is the capstone program of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s award-winning Music Education Center, which offers several highly regarded outreach programs for area children of all ages. The ensemble is led by Music Director Andy Radford, principal bassoonist of the Santa Barbara Symphony.
The Symphony’s Junior Orchestra serves beginning and intermediate string and wind players ages 9 to 14, and is led by violinist and educator Marisa McLeod.
Complete instructions and application information are available online at www.thesymphony.org/education/auditions.
Santa Barbara Community Church is located at 1002 Cieneguitas Road.
For more information, call 805-898-8785.
The Santa Barbara Symphony was founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. Consistently lauded for its unique ability to present brilliant concerts, engage the community, and deliver dynamic music education programs, the organization prizes both innovation and artistic excellence, and is widely recognized as one of the region’s premier cultural institutions. Its award-winning Music Education Center serves more than 8,000 students throughout Santa Barbara County each year. Charismatic Israeli conductor Nir Kabaretti was appointed music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony in 2006. For additional information, visit www.thesymphony.org.
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