31 August 2018

Audition Results: One More Day

Mr Dunn has asked me to let you know that he needs one more day!

Thank you for your patience. We should have a list out sometime tomorrow.

Warm Regards,
Julie Gardner, Manager

PS I also need to audit my email list; if you'd like to help with that, please hit reply and let me know if you should be removed! Thanks!


25 August 2018

Auditions 2018

Here is a link to the folder with all the audition packet papers.

Or, click on each link separately, below:

Thank you for auditioning!

Audition results will be published within the next 7 days via email and posted on the website. This may take some time. Please be patient!

If you do not receive notification, please contact Julie Gardner: info@NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org or cell 435.740.4335.

Those selected to participate should:
  1. Return September 15 for our first rehearsal; arrive early to help set up and get warmed up for rehearsal (which runs 8:30-11:00 am).
  2. Plan to attend the Parent Meeting with your parents (student attendance encouraged but not required). It will be right after the first rehearsal, Sept 29, 11:15-12:00.
  3. Post the Calendar on the fridge, and subscribe to it on Google Calendar(updated regularly). As our calendar is subject to change, we recommend you check our online calendar regularly.
  4. Read Membership Info, Rules & Policies. Pay special attention to ways you might volunteer. Our Musical Community relies on kind folks' volunteer effort.
  5. Fill out the Acceptance, Release & Payment Form to be collected, with tuition, at the Parent Meeting.
  6. Fill out the Retreat Permission Form (even if you are unsure of your participation) to be collected at the Parent Meeting.

Julie Gardner, 435.740.4335


22 August 2018

Announcements and Audition Information

New Video
We have posted a supplemental video from the Audition Workshop. It's Eric Blanchard's breakout session and worth the 7 minutes - for string players too! Click here for the link.

Volunteer(s) Needed
This Saturday I need a parent (or parents) to be the hall monitor during auditions. You would be responsible for checking people in, handing out packets, and keeping things moving so I can be in the audition room. 

I have 7:20 am to noon covered, but would like someone else to cover 12:20 until 4 or 4:30 pm, (or) whenever auditions end. There will also be other adults in the hall. But I just need a person to smile, check people in, give them the packets, and encourage their efforts! 

The shift can also be split, so if you can only cover part of that, please let me know.

Audition Tips
  • Address & Map Link: Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry UT 84302
  • Come 20-30 minutes before your assigned time.
  • Sign in at the table so
    our volunteer 
    monitor knows you
    have arrived

  • Take some time to go down the hall and warm up. Breathe. 
    Music stands will be available.

  • Arrive outside the audition room 1 or 2 minutes before your time... Be on deck!

  • We expect (with
     time schedule) to run ON TIME
    - or even early

  • We usually have a few walk-ins, and with the more expanded time schedule, we should be able to work them in.

Can't remember for sure when you signed up? I won't be sending postcards this year, so double check the schedule and make changes as needed. If you are having trouble editing, just text or email me and I'll take care of it for you. Some people have adjusted their time, so there are a couple prime spots that have opened up again!

Audition Conflicts
We really appreciate as many people as possible making the time to audition this week! However, we recognize that there are conflicts, especially with people who didn't know about the date change. We encourage you to contact us, and submit an "uncut" audition recording (audio or video) as soon as possible. Please upload to YouTube and set the privacy so only those with a link can view it, and then share the link with us. Be sure you have filled out the membership form. You can indicate in the comments that you can't make it to auditions and that you are sending a video link. Be sure to follow all the instructions on the NUYS Auditions page to cover all aspects of your audition requirements.
Concerto Auditions
Concerto Auditions were held last Saturday. Our adjudicators were so impressed with everyone's audition. To quote one of them, "It is an honor and a pleasure to help with the auditions. Each time I have done so, it has restored my faith in our wonderful kids!" Congratulations to each performer! You are all amazing! 

Our concerto performers this year will be:
  • Tyler Morgan, String Bass, Bottesini, Concerto No 2 in A Minor, 2nd Movement, November 2018 Concert
  • Allison Cook, Flute, Quantz, Concerto in G Major, 1st Movement, February 2019 Concert
  • Ambree Burggraaf, Harp, Dittersdorf, Concerto in A Major, 1st Movement, April 2019 Concert

21 August 2018

OSBA Youth Guild

This is from Sarah Francis!

Have a look at this. It's a great service opportunity, and an amazing way to see some fabulous productions. 

Hey friends! 
     Some of you who are returning members of NUYS may know me; but to introduce myself in a different capacity, my name is Sarah Francis.  I play the violin and I am one of the presidents of the Ogden Symphony Ballet Youth Guild and the preconcert coordinator. 
     I have been a member of the OSBA Youth Guild for the last 4 years.  The OSBA Youth Guild is a wonderful opportunity to serve your community and see amazing concerts.  The OSBA youth guild members get free complimentary tickets to all the concerts this season.  This means you can go see the Utah Symphony and other groups (i.e. BYU Vocal Point, Noteworthy, and the ballroom dancers, etc.)  for free multiple times.  
     Being a part of the Youth Guild means that you get to usher at 5 concerts throughout the season.  Your family also gets discount tickets for the concerts as well.  We have amazing semiannual brunches featuring members from the Utah Symphony, also we have a super fun pool party coming up on August 25th!
     What you need to do is fill out a copy of the application on the website found here.  You must mail the application to the OSBA headquarters office or email a copy of it to either myself, Genette, or Angela and then mail your $35 to the office.  This all has to be done before August 25th!  (on the application under the line that says referred by, put my name: Sarah Francis.)  If you have questions about what the preconcert is email me or text me at 385-238-9676.
     I promise that you won't regret joining the Youth Guild!  It is such an amazing program and I am so excited to be a part of it this year!.  I hope to see all of you there!

Happy Practicing!
Sarah Francis

(if the link above doesn't work to take you to the website, here is the url http://symphonyballet.org/outreach/youth-guild.html )


15 August 2018

NUYS Audition Workshop Video Link

Read the timeline in the description under "show more"... It has links to the different times in the video in case you don't have time to watch the whole thing.

Thanks to everyone who performed! Just a note... It's a very amateur video. I find I can hear it better with earbuds, and I've added several captions and comments to the screen to help you along. 

You are all awesome. 

If you have a friend who wants to audition but is unavailable on the 25th of August, have them fill out the membership form, and add that info in the comments.

See you soon!



13 August 2018

NUYS Auditions Page Updates


I've had a few questions about finding examples of people playing the audition excerpts. So... I have updated the NUYS Auditions page on the website with a YouTube video and corresponding times to the specific excerpts. 

Thank you for continuing to ask questions. It helps me to know what I can do to help you.

For those of you who have asked about the audition workshop video: It's coming. I'm working on it.

Blessings to all!



02 August 2018

Audition Workshop RSVP and Website Updated!


The audition page is updated
with new more specific
scale requirements, and the excerpts are all updated for this year's audition. Thank you all for your patience!

For planning purposes, we would love to know what your plans are for the audition workshop next week. Here are the details.

When: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 5:30 pm
Where: Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry, UT 84302
What: An audition workshop for anyone with auditions in their future, whether or not they are auditioning specifically for the Northern Utah Youth Symphony

For more info, here is the link to the original email

Julie Gardner, Manager
Conrad Dunn, Music Director

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