Youth Orchestra Auditions Open for Fall Program
The Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra program, established in 2008 under the auspices of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, will be digital this fall. All activities for the individual SEMAYO ensembles will be run remotely, and all students participating during the fall semester will do so tuition free. Auditions are open until September 25 for new students as well as current students wishing to move up to the next ensemble. A highlight of participation this fall is the creation of a virtual youth orchestra video to be used as part of the New Bedford Symphony’s Holiday Pops virtual performance in December.
Interested students are asked to prepare an audition video based on the requirements for the ensemble they are interested in. The video should be under five minutes in length and include one scale selected from the list of required scales for the desired ensemble in addition to a solo piece or two excerpts that demonstrate both technical proficiency and expressive playing. A piece used for a previous audition and known well by the student is recommended. Please email the completed video to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 25. (If the file size is too large, you can upload it to your Drive and share the link.) Complete details on audition requirements can be found at: https://www.semayo.org/auditions-and-program-info
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