A message from the Utah Symphony. Just a personal note: My family has been in the Utah Symphony Youth Guild before, and we loved it! Backstage tours, service opportunities linked to free tickets, and so much more!
I hope you're all off to a great start of a new season with your orchestras. I wanted to let you know about a few things from the education department of Utah Symphony. Please share this with your student musicians and their parents.
Utah Symphony Youth Guild: The Utah Symphony Youth Guild is a great resource for families who love music. I've attached the 2011-12 application and a document that explains the many education and service opportunities. And one of the best kept secrets is the ticket vouchers that allow members to attend performances for just $5 (students) and $10 (parents)!
Utah Symphony Recommends: At the suggestion of one of your colleagues (Paul Watson) we have created a poster to help students locate the concerts in our season that are most important for particular instruments. I've attached a copy of it here (use Adobe Reader to open it) but it is also available on our website at http://usuoeducation.org/for-students/education-events-for-individual-students .
Youth Orchestra Festival: I wanted to be sure that everyone had the date of this season's Youth Orchestra Festival on your calendars. It will be Monday, February 27, 2012. You'll be hearing from Jim Thompson and me about the details in a few months.
All-Star Evening: The All-Star Evening concert will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Student rehearsals and mentoring sessions are not yet scheduled, but may take place between April 23 and May 11. The rehearsal with the Utah Symphony will be Saturday, May 12 at 11 am.
Thanks for your work with our young musicians in Utah. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I'm looking forward to working with you again this season.
Symphony Education Manager