Bergen Youth Orchestras To Hold Auditions in August, early September
The Orchestra's Three Ensembles Provide Opportunities for Young Musicians
The Bergen Youth Orchestras (BYO), one of the leading youth orchestra programs in the greater New York area, will be holding auditions in the second half of August and early September for the 2012-2013 season.
Auditions will be scheduled by appointment, and will be held at St. Paul’s Church, at 113 Engle St. in Englewood, N.J. Young musicians from throughout northern New Jersey and New York are welcome to audition for the BYO’s three distinct performance sections: Concert Strings, Philharmonia and the more advanced Symphony.
While all orchestral musicians are invited, the Bergen Youth Orchestras is looking for horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani and percussion players, as well as violists and string bass players. Students will be asked to play a prepared piece of their choice, one or two major scales chosen by the BYO and to perform a short sight reading.
Those interested in scheduling an audition or in need of more information should call the BYO at 201-569-1625. The audition fee is $50. More details about auditions and the Bergen Youth Orchestras can be found through the Orchestra's online handbook.
The BYO Symphony is a full symphony orchestra for advanced young musicians exploring standard to unusual symphonic works. The BYO Philharmonia is an intermediate ensemble that examines both standard and arranged repertoire. The BYO Concert Strings is an entry-level string orchestra designed for the early ensemble experience. The Bergen Youth Orchestras’ musicians have been as young as 6-years-old, and extend up through high school seniors.
“We are always looking to find talented musicians to accompany our already exceptional ensembles,” said Eugene Minor, Music Director of the Bergen Youth Orchestras. “The orchestras represent a great opportunity to young musicians to play in a group setting and expand their musical abilities.”
About the Bergen Youth Orchestras
The Bergen Youth Orchestras, based in Englewood, was founded in 1968 and prides itself on allowing capable students the ability to work in a professional environment. The non-profit orchestras are dedicated to providing young musicians with exceptional training and the opportunity to perform diverse orchestral literature. Students are exposed to music that is both energetic and artistically distinguished. The BYO has performed under music director Eugene Minor in many distinguished venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic. For more information, visit BYO’s website at bergenyouthorchestra.org.