12 December 2012

Opportunity! -- Oquirrh Mountain Symphony - 2013 Concerto Competition

Greetings, all!

Here's hoping you might know someone who will be interested in this great performance opportunity. I do find it "ironic" that it's the day of our next concert. :/

:) Julie

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Dear Ms. Julie Gardner and the Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra–

Hello. My name is Roger Morandi. I am currently Symphony President and principal oboe with the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony, a multi-community orchestra based in the southern Salt Lake valley in Herriman, UT.
I am writing to your organization to make sure you are aware of an exciting opportunity for the members of the Lincoln Youth Symphony.

The Oquirrh Mountain Symphony is pleased to announce our Concerto Competition for 2013. Winners of this Ninth Annual Concerto Competition are invited to perform with the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony at our Spotlight Spectacular concert in May 2013.

I hope you will be willing to help spread the word to the staff, families and students of the Lincoln Youth Symphony to make this wonderful performing opportunity available to them.
I have attached a PDF file of our Concerto Competition Announcement Card (four cards per sheet) to this email. I would encourage you and your staff to forward this email to any student or performer who would like the opportunity to solo with a live orchestra. Alternatively, the PDF file can be printed and cut to be distributed at rehearsal or placed where interested students may pick one up.

Registration is currently open by going to www.omsymphony.org/concerto and clicking on Registration. Applicants are now able to complete the entire registration process on-line, no mailing required.  The registration deadline is January 25, 2013. Late registration is available after the deadline until February 8, with an additional $10.00 fee. The competition date is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013. The location of the competition will be announced shortly.

Here is some basic information about the competition.
We have five competition categories:
Youth Instrumentalists and Vocalists - age 12 and under;
Junior Instrumentalists - ages 13 to 16;
Senior Instrumentalists - ages 17 to 20;
Adult/Open Instrumentalists - age 21 and over;
Vocalists - age 13 and over.

Each category will be judged by a panel of three judges selected by our Music Director and Conductor, Benjamin Winkler. In addition to the five category winners, our Conductor has the option to invite the Youth category runner-up as well as a Competition-wide Conductor's Choice winner to perform.

Complete competition details, an informative FAQ page and a link to the online registration page can be accessed at www.omsymphony.org/concerto. We also have a list of ineligible works for 2013. This list includes the works performed by the winners of the last two years of competition. These works have been excluded from competition to help us avoid repetition of the same piece every year as we have unfortunately experienced in the past. Applicants should be sure to review this list before registering.

I sincerely appreciate your time and attention to this email and hope you will be willing to forward this opportunity to your and students.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact me by phone or email listed below.

Thank you Ms. Gardner for your time.

Most Sincerely,

Roger Morandi
Symphony President
Oquirrh Mountain Symphony
5526 West 13400 South, Suite 525
Herriman, UT 84096
Home ph: 801-268-4838
Toll Free: 1-888-239-6237

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