Welcome to the 2020-21 season of NUYCO!
My name is Josie Anderson and I'm the new Chamber Orchestra Managing Director! I may be familiar to some of you, as I've assisted Jenny Murrow over the last few years. I am very excited to take on a more substantial role and get to know you and your musicians. Don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. I am always available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (435.452.8173), and I will answer any calls when I'm able.
We are excited to present a plan to open up our new season! Having had many inquiries regarding the possibility of an upcoming season, we have decided to go ahead with it and proceed with caution. Promontory school is allowing us to use our regular rehearsal space, and we have scheduled our first rehearsal for September 12th. We recognize that there are some who will choose not to join us this fall, or even for the whole year, and we respect that choice. We would love to hear from you, however, if you would like to remain on the email list to keep your future options open.
In order to delay personal contact with each other as long as possible, we will be accepting auditions exclusively online, preferably via uploaded video. Priority deadline for auditions will be Saturday, August 22nd. Auditions will be accepted after that date, and in fact are ongoing throughout the year, but seating may not be optimal since the process of making seating assignments will have already begun. If your musician is going to audition for NUYS instead of NUYCO, please contact me so we can be prepared!
We will do our best to make our rehearsals COVID compliant. We will set up our rehearsal spaces with as much physical distancing as possible. String players will be asked to bring a music stand to facilitate physical distancing by eliminating sharing a stand with a partner. Those who can wear masks without interfering with their health are encouraged, but not required, to do so. Everyone who enters the building will be required to wash or sanitize hands upon arrival; there will be a bottle of sanitizer available if needed, but please plan to bring your own.
The NUYCO Audition page has been updated with new instructions and with audition excerpts. We are looking towards augmenting audition information with sample solo repertoire for those who need suggestions. Since this is not set up yet, please contact us if your student needs suggestions for solo music for their audition.