South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestras
Founded in 1964, the S.C. Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (SCPYO) offer exceptional orchestral playing experience for young people throughout the Midlands. Each year more than 200 students participate in the orchestras, comprised of the very best student musicians. Membership in the SCPYO program is open to students throughout the state, ages 8 through high school, on an auditioned basis.
Prelude Orchestra was created to accommodate the growing program and will make its debut in the 2019/2020 season.
Prelude Orchestra is a string-only group that will be comprised mostly of late elementary and early middle school children, ages approximately 8-12. Members of Prelude Orchestra will have 1-2 years of playing experience and will play Grade 1 and Grade 2 music.
Youth Philharmonic Orchestras:
Prelude Orchestra → String Orchestra → Repertory Orchestra → Youth Orchestra
3rd-7th grade 6th-9th grade 8th-10th grade 9th-12th grade
Ages 8-12 Ages 11-14 Ages 13-15 Ages 14-18
Grade 1-2 music Grade 3-4 music Grade 5-6 music Professional literature
String only String only Full orchestra Full orchestra
Qualifications and Experience:
Deadline to Apply: January 18, 2019
·Applicants will be narrowed down to top applicants by the end ofJanuary 2019
·Top applicants will be brought in for an interview scheduled duringthe first or second week of February 2019
·Finalists will be chosen by February 15, 2019
·Finalists will be given an assigned section of music to rehearsewith the group for 25 minutes; music will be available for pick-up from theSouth Carolina Philharmonic Office by Monday, February 18
·Prelude Orchestra Director finalists will rehearse with the groupSunday, March 3 and Repertory Orchestra Director finalists will rehearse withthe group Sunday, March 10
·The directors will be chosen by March 15
·Directors will be officially hired on April 1 and are expected tobegin recruiting for the 2019/2020 season at that time
·Directors will be formally announced at the final SCPYO concert onSunday, April 28 at 3:30pm at the Koger Center; directors are expected to attend
Questions? Contact the SCPYO Manager, Judy Lawrence, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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