I am sending this to "everyone" again simply because I know there are people out there who have not responded because they didn't know the schedule.
To those of you who have responded, thank you for your willingness to participate in the process of selecting our new conductor for LYS. This is really going to be a fun experience! You will have an opportunity to evaluate each applicant, and then cast a "vote" for your pick! Your opinion matters very much to us! I think it's going to be a difficult decision.
So far I have 1 flute, 1 oboe, no bassoons, 1 clarinet, 1 horn, no trumpets, no trombones, no percussion, 5 violins, 1 viola, 2 (maybe 3) cellos, no basses. Invite your friends, whether they are members of LYS or not! Remember, this is just a one-day commitment! I will either deliver (if you live close by) or email you the music. If you've already responded, you'll get it today, so you have time to prepare.
I have worked out the schedule.
Let me apologize, first off, that it will be a long morning, and assure you that there will be food provided by the board of directors. Sustenance is mighty important, I believe!
Here is the schedule:
Orchestra members may use break time to practice, eat, and/or meet the previous applicant while the next applicant is interviewed by the board.
Since you will be an active participant in the audition process, please read the following letter (below, in blue) I sent to the applicants. In addition to explaining the goals of the rehearsals, it includes information on the pieces we will be playing, and links to youtube videos of other orchestras playing those pieces. I've pasted it below!
Thanks again, in advance, for your willingness and participation. If you've already said you would be participating, you will receive your music today. I will compile some information about each applicant and email it to participants during the week.