(For NEXT year, 2017-18: Audition day will be Monday, August 21 beginning at 5:30 pm. in room 204 of Moody Music Bldg)
Fall Concert Date is Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. * We will rehearse the Monday of Thanksgiving week! See the rehearsal schedule on the Youth Orchestra Syllabus document below.
The Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra (TYO) is a full orchestra made up of students with advanced abilities under a School of Music faculty conductor assisted by a School of Music graduate student in conducting. TYO members are primarily area high school students, with some advanced middle school students, UA students (degree and non-degree), and a few adult community members.
Enrollment in the TYO occurs in one of two ways: 1) via non-credit enrollment (payment to the CMS office) or 2) via for-credit enrollment (MUA 169, 269, 369, 469, section 23, 1 credit hour, with payment to UA Student Receivables).
Below are the enrollment dates and fees for non-credit enrollment. Please contact Dr. Jane Weigel about for-credit enrollment pricing.
Strings: $125/semester (14 audition/rehearsals/concert)
FALL, 2016: September 12 – November 28 (we will rehearse on November 21)
Wind/Brass/Percussion: $75/semester (7 rehearsals/concert)
FALL, 2016: October 17 – November 28 (we will rehearse on November 21)
Concerto Competition: An audition will be held the first Monday in February to select one member of the TYO and one pianist from CMS to play a solo work/movement with the orchestra on the spring concert. Orchestral parts must be available on IMSLP or in the UA library AND must be pre-approved by the ensemble conductor. Interested students should contact Jane Weigel at email@example.com
Winds, brass, and percussion attend 7 rehearsals/concert each semester. With so few rehearsals, attendance is critical. Please see the rehearsal and concert schedule listed on the syllabus before auditioning. Students returning from Fall semester do not need to re-audition. Audition times are available for open chairs for Spring, 2017. youth-orchestra-syllabus
The following sections / chairs will be filled at the audition:
- Violin Violin Excerpt
- Viola Viola Excerpt
- Cello Cello Excerpt
- Bass Bass Excerpt
- I, II flute Flute Excerpts
- piccolo/flute III Piccolo Excerpt
- I, II clarinet Clarinet Excerpts
- bass clarinet (as needed)
- I, II oboe Oboe Excerpts
- I, II bassoon Bassoon Excerpts
- I, II, III Trumpet Trumpet Excerpt
- I, II, III, IV Horn Horn Excerpts
- I, II, III Trombone Trombone Excerpts
- Tuba Tuba Excerpt 1 Tuba Excerpt 2
- Percussion (3) Percussion Excerpts