Get ready young musicians of the Rogue Valley!! It is time for Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon Auditions! Believe it or not, I can honestly say that participating in the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon was my favorite orchestral experience. I honestly didn’t realize how good I had it when I was working under Cynthia Hutton. She is an excellent conductor. And her patience with students….the woman should be sainted.
One of my favorite things about the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon is that they get to perform classical music by all the great composers of the past and even current composers of today. For many of the students, this may be the only time in their lives they will do that. It’s such a great experience. Learning and playing a piece of music brings a deep level of understanding and appreciation that listening alone can never accomplish.
Besides that, there is something special about rehearsing and performing with a group of students your own age who share an interest in classical music.
My experience in Youth Symphony gave me the confidence to participate in other symphony orchestras as an in college and as an adult. I highly recommend participating in Youth Symphony to any young musician.
For more information on audition repertoire and times please visit: http://www.ysso.org/