Natalie Nef, ViolinRebecca Hales, ViolinAshley Montgomery, Clarinet
17 August 2019
09 August 2019
02 August 2019
|8:45||Sarah Jeppson||Violin||Violin Concerto||Max Bruch|
|9:00||Ashley Montgomery||Clarinet||Clarinet Concerto No.3 in B-flat major||Carl Phillip Stamitz|
|9:15||Kristene Murrow||Violin||Concerto C major for violin||Kabalevsky|
|9:30||Alexis Jensen||Oboe||Concerto for oboe and strings||Cimarosa|
|9:45||Rebecca Hales||Violin||Baal Shem||Ernest Bloch|
|10:00||Jacee Taylor||Piano||Piano concerto no 3 opus 50||Kabalevsky|
|10:15||Natalie Nef||Violin||Concerto in E minor for violin||Conus|
- Arrive early enough to get warmed up and be comfortably ready for your assigned time.
- The building will be open at 8 am. I will unlock both the front and side doors.
- You may use any room with a piano to warm up with your accompanist.
- If you move something, replace it.
- We will let you know upon arrival which room will be the audition room. (We like to test the pianos before choosing!)
- Fill out the membership form before August 17th if you haven't already!
- Concerto auditions exempt you from membership auditions on August 24th.
- If you are chosen, you are responsible for a short bio and photo to be turned in 2 months before your assigned concert.
- If there is a particular concert (Nov 16, TBD in Feb, Apr 23) that would be difficult for you to perform at, be sure to let me know ahead of time.
- We will publish the results of the auditions by the end of the day on Saturday, August 17th, via email.
- Let me know if you have any questions!
01 August 2019
06 June 2019
Just letting you know that the NUYS Audition Page is mostly updated. We don't have new excerpts up yet, but everything else is functional, including our membership form (to be filled out every year), and time slots for auditions on August 24th! Also, please let me know if you see anything that needs to be corrected.
I've heard rumors of different people preparing for concerto auditions, but I only have one person on my list so far. If you're preparing a concerto for our August 17th audition, please check with me! Maybe you told me but I missed writing it down.
24 May 2019
Julie,Here are the pictures from Fridays Performance. There are quite a few duplicate shots. I wasn't able to get many good conductor shots because I didn't want to be visible by the audience. In any event please share them and have fun. I didn't do any editing of pictures, so this is the raw data.ThanksJed
30 April 2019
Audition WorkshopConcerto AuditionsMembership AuditionsRehearsalsParent MeetingRetreatFirst Concert - Ogden HighChristmasRecital NightSecond Concert - Logan HighAbravanel HallExtra FundraiserFinal Concert - Box Elder High
25 April 2019
3:30 pm load in & set up
4:00 to 4:15 pm NUYS Call time
4:30 pm NUYS Rehearsal
5:30 pm NUYCO Call Time (In concert attire)
appx 5:45 pm NUYCO joins NUYS for Mission Impossible
appx 6:00 pm NUYCO Rehearsal (NUYS excused)
7:00 pm NUYCO formal photo
7:00 pm NUYS Call Time
7:30 pm Concert - NUYCO, Combined orchestras, then NUYS
appx 8:45 pm NUYS formal photo
Clear the building! Thanks ahead of time for everyone who helps clean up!
Formal Concert Black as follows:
Music Opportunity for Strings
This is from our board member, Jared Luther. I'm so glad he shared this!
Fry Street Chamber Music Festival Information. You might recognize some in the video.
"We're very excited to be hosting our third annual Fry Street Chamber Music Festival, July 14-20! Violinists, violists, and cellists ages 14-18 will have the opportunity to work closely with the members of the FSQ and USO Principal Violist Brant Bayless in a week of intensive chamber music coaching and performance. Instrumental lessons/masterclasses, a trip to see West Side Story, and lots of other great activities will cap off a great week. Audition videos are due May 15...right around the corner!" https://youtu.be/B6gXU-DbqlI
Their website: https://music.usu.edu/frystreetcmf
19 April 2019
The Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Nathan West, will open the concert with an Americana theme, including the Colonel Bogey March, Chuck Thompson's Iron Horse Suite, movements 1 and 2, and the Orange Blossom Special.
The orchestras will then combine to perform the theme from Mission Impossible.
The Youth Symphony, conducted by Conrad Dunn, will perform the Dittersdorf Harp Concerto featuring Ambree Burggraaf, Chariots of Fire, music from West Side Story, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. There will be a specially constructed indoor balloon cannon at this performance, thanks to the creativity of Dr LaMar Johnson.
We are truly grateful to our season sponsors for supporting this effort: Classical Strings, BrainTrainUT, PetsFirst! Wellness Center, Edge Orthodontics, Cache Valley Endocrine & Diabetes Center, Sentinel Law Group PC, Pride Mechanix and Design, and Post Products.
Ambree has had the opportunity to perform at weddings, and has charmed audiences in numerous assisted living centers. This past year she was invited to be part of recording projects with a local musician. She is a volunteer for the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association Youth Guild, and has loved performing as a pre-show artist at the Weber State Browning Center.
This high honor student is an officer in the National Honor Society. She has received superior ratings in Solo and Ensemble festivals for the past three years. She loves being involved in music, and has participated in various choirs and musicals. Ambree started piano at a young age, and she currently teaches private piano lessons to beginner students in order to save for a pedal harp of her own.
Other accomplishments include The American Harp Society—Utah Chapter Rosalie R. Pratt Award 2014-2017 and the Konrad Harp Award 2017-2020 which awarded the use of this harp.
Ambree would like to thank all those who have made miracles happen in her life. She is especially grateful for her family, teachers, and the American Harp Society, Utah Chapter for their help and generous support.