29 August 2013

Lincoln Youth Symphony Auditions

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This email is going to everyone who has ever been involved with LYS. If this no longer applies to you, we would appreciate it if you would pass the word on to someone who might be interested.

Lincoln Youth Symphony Auditions are September 14, 2013, 8:30am to noon, at Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry. 

There are two online items for you to fill out: A Participant Form, and an online audition appointment sign-up sheet. If you are unable to access the internet forms, there will be paper ones provided at the auditions, or you can request a PDF version by replying to this email. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for warm-up.

If you already filled out the form and signed up for auditions, thank you! We would love it if you would forward this email to a few friends. We encourage carpools!

Links to the forms are also provided on the LYS Audition Information page, where you will find information on what to prepare for auditions. Please contact us with any questions. We want everyone to come well-prepared so they have a positive experience.

Note for Band Students: 
If you are a band student involved with marching competitions, please be advised that you can join as late as November 1 and still play with us for the November 23 concert.  We want you, but we also want you to support your school band program. Band students who do not have competitions are welcome to join at the beginning, of course.

If you do have a marching competition or other conflict on September 14, please scroll to the bottom of the audition sign-up sheet and put your name and instrument under "Sign Below if you Need a Different Date." Be sure to fill out the 2013 LYS Participant Form so we know how to contact you to schedule your audition.

Thank you,

Conrad Dunn, Conductor
Julie Gardner, Manager

21 August 2013

Press Release: Lincoln Youth Symphony Announces A New Era

Conrad Dunn
Conrad Dunn: Lincoln Youth Symphony's New Conductor

Lincoln Youth Symphony, a project of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, is pleased to announce Conrad Dunn of Logan, Utah, as the new Music Director - Conductor of our premier youth orchestra.  

Auditions for the 2013-14 season will take place September 14, 2013, from 8:30am to noon at Promontory School in Perry, Utah. Lincoln Youth Symphony brings together musicians from all over Northern Utah including Ogden, Brigham City, Logan and Tremonton. With three full concerts, a fall retreat, and a performance at Abravanel Hall, the musicians are encouraged to put together car pools and do whatever it takes to participate in regular Saturday Morning Rehearsals for this outstanding opportunity.

Conrad Dunn is a strong believer in the positive effect that music can have in shaping and molding the minds of youth.  His music career started at four years old when he attended a concert by the French violinist Zino Francescatti. That performance and the experience of meeting him backstage inspired him to begin studying the violin.

He began his teaching career as a private string instructor (violin, viola & cello) as well as an assistant in the public schools, at the age of 15. Since then he has continued working in the music education field in various capacities, and he has 40+ years of teaching experience.

Mr Dunn has taught and worked with every age level in the public and private school systems, from supervising string programs on a district level to string clinician on a national level. These experiences in teaching have given him the opportunity to observe, first hand, what is needed in music programs across the country.

Groups such as the Lincoln Youth Symphony give young musicians the chance to participate in a full symphonic setting, broaden their musical knowledge, and provide additional performing experiences. This program is valuable to our youth and our communities.
For information including a schedule and upcoming auditions for all symphonic instruments, please visit www.LincolnYouthSymphony.com.