Corvallis Youth Symphony Auditions 2017

Thank you for signing up to audition for the Corvallis Youth Symphony’s 2017-2018 season! To audition for CYS, students must be members of their school instrumental music program and in grades 9-12. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 at Crescent Valley High School in room B2, between 4:30-8pm. Audition slots will be 10-minutes long.

Audition Requirements:

Strings

  • Prepare contrasting sections (lyrical/technical) from a solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
  • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at quarter note = 60, two notes per bow, ascending and descending, with arpeggios.

Winds

  • Prepare contrasting sections (lyrical/technical) from a solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
  • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at quarter note = 60, slurred, ascending and descending, with arpeggios.

Percussion

  • Prepare contrasting sections from a marimba or xylophone solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
  • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at different tempi (quarter = 60 to 120).
  • You will be asked to perform standard snare drum rudiments, or you can substitute a short excerpt from a standard snare drum solo.
  • You may be asked to demonstrate tuning and basic bow strokes on timpani.

The last day to sign up for an audition day/time is June 11.

Student First Name

Student Last Name

Student Cell Phone

Home Phone

Street Address

City

Zip Code (5 digits)

School (in 2017-2018 school year)

Grade (in 2017-2018 school year)

Parent/Guardian First Name

Parent/Guardian Last Name

Parent/Guardian Cell/Work Phone

Second Parent/Guardian First Name (Optional)

Second Parent/Guardian Last Name (Optional)

Second Parent/Guardian Cell/Work Phone (Optional)

Parent/Guardian Email Address

Second Parent/Guardian Email Address (Optional)

Student Email Address

Emergency Contact Name -- used for Monday rehearsal emergency, other than parents, i.e., neighbor or family friend

Emergency Phone

Instrument

The number of years played

Invited by whom or where you learned about CYS

School band/orchestra

Private Teacher

Check all 30-min time-blocks you're available

Wednesday, June 14 4:305:005:306:006:307:007:30

Thursday, June 15 4:305:005:306:006:307:007:30

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After you submit this audition form, we will contact you in early June with your specific audition day and time. We will do our best to schedule your audition during your requested time/day; if we are unable to honor your audition-time request, we will contact you.

Audition results will be emailed out by the end of June.

2017 Cabaret 🌟 Screen Gems ⭐️⭐️✨

Please join us for our annual fundraising event! The annual CYSA Classical Cabaret is Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Corvallis High School. This family-friendly event will feature a pops concert of Hollywood hits and videogame music favorites, presented by the Corvallis Youth Symphony in the CHS Theater from 7:30 to 8:45 pm. After the concert (from 9:00 to 11:00 pm), head to the CHS Atrium, which will be transformed into a New Orleans-style jazz club with a swing dance hosted by Portland hot jazz sensation, the Shanghai Woolies. We guarantee you’ll be out of your seats and on the dance floor! Contributions to CYSA will be matched.

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Tickets are available through this page (see below). You may self-print tickets once you purchase them.

The ticket prices and fees are as follows:

  • Pops Concert + Dance
    • Adults (high school and older): $20 (+ $2 fee)
    • K-8th grade (supervised by an adult): $12 (+ $1 fee)
  • Dance Only (no concert): $15 (+ $1 fee)

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Tickets to the Cabaret CONCERT are now sold out. Tickets to the Cabaret DANCE party are NOT sold out. Please purchase DANCE tickets below or at the door.

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CYS Auditions 2016

CYS new member auditions will be held in the evening of August 25th beginning at 6pm. Students who wish to audition should attend the first day of CYS summer camp from 3:30 to 6pm. Music will be provided at camp. Audition results will be available that evening. Students should plan to be available for camp on Friday and Saturday if their audition is successful and can register and pay then. Recruiting for all strings, clarinet, and percussion only. Other instrument seats were filled for 2016-2017 during June auditions. CYS accepts members who will be in grades 9 – 12 this fall. Members must be enrolled in their school’s band or orchestra program if there is one. Returning CYS musicians don’t need to re-audition.

Audition Requirements

  • Strings
    • Prepare contrasting sections (lyrical/technical) from a solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
    • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at quarter note = 60, two notes per bow, ascending and descending, with arpeggios.
  • Winds
    • Prepare contrasting sections (lyrical/technical) from a solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
    • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at quarter note = 60, slurred, ascending and descending, with arpeggios.
  • Percussion
    • Prepare contrasting sections from a marimba or xylophone solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
    • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at different tempi (quarter = 60 to 120).
    • You will be asked to perform standard snare drum rudiments, or you can substitute a short excerpt from a standard snare drum solo.
    • You may be asked to demonstrate tuning and basic bow strokes on timpani.

Audition Appointment

To set an audition time, use the following form. Your parent or guardian should accompany you to your audition.

Student First Name

Student Last Name

Student Cell Phone

Home Phone

Street Address

City

Zip Code (5 digits)

School (in 2017-2018 school year)

Grade (in 2017-2018 school year)

Parent/Guardian First Name

Parent/Guardian Last Name

Parent/Guardian Cell/Work Phone

Second Parent/Guardian First Name (Optional)

Second Parent/Guardian Last Name (Optional)

Second Parent/Guardian Cell/Work Phone (Optional)

Parent/Guardian Email Address

Second Parent/Guardian Email Address (Optional)

Student Email Address

Emergency Contact Name -- used for Monday rehearsal emergency, other than parents, i.e., neighbor or family friend

Emergency Phone

Instrument

The number of years played

Invited by whom or where you learned about CYS

School band/orchestra

Private Teacher

Check all 30-min time-blocks you're available

Wednesday, June 14 4:305:005:306:006:307:007:30

Thursday, June 15 4:305:005:306:006:307:007:30

Please indicate any other audition time constraints/requests/questions here

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2016 Cabaret – Romance and Dance

Please join us for our annual fundraising and fun-raising event! The annual CYSA Classical Cabaret is Saturday February 13, 2016, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU Campus. The first part of the evening (6:30-8:15pm) features elegant three-course desserts with local wine pairings (non-alcoholic beverage option available) in the ballroom. The second half of the evening (8:30-11:30pm) features the talented Corvallis Youth Symphony and a thrilling concert by the Shanghai Woolies, a hot jazz band from Portland founded by members of local sensation Pink Martini — We guarantee you’ll be out of your seats and on the dance floor! Enjoy our eclectic dessert buffet and bar, socialize, and shimmy the night away as the music transports you from the old classics of love to the Roaring 20s and beyond!

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Tickets are available through this page (see below). You may self-print tickets once you purchase them. Cabaret-only tickets may be available at the door. Call 541-766-4903 for more information.

  • Elegant Dessert with wine & Cabaret ticket (6:30-11:30pm) = $65 (everyone, not only adults) Gluten-free ticket available.
  • Cabaret Adult ticket (8:30-11:30pm) = $35
  • Cabaret Student (middle school, high school, and college) ticket (8:30-11:30pm) = $20

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$65 Elegant Dessert with wine & Cabaret tickets are no longer available through this page. Call 541-766-4903 for information about those tickets.

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2015 Classical Cabaret “Salsa II: Havana Nights” Tickets

The annual CYSA Classical Cabaret is Saturday March 14, 2015, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU Campus. The evening begins with appetizers, dinner, and wine at 5:00 PM for guests who purchase a $100 dinner ticket. The Cabaret itself, including dancing and desserts, begins at 8pm with Corvallis Youth Symphony performing. Pilon d’Azucar, a band of Cuban musicians who studied at the best music schools in the city of Havana and who have taken up residence in Portland, performs for dancing from 9pm to 11:30pm. The evening includes salsa lessons! Tickets are available only through this page (see below). You may self-print tickets once you purchase them.

Pilon d’Azucar sample music:

  • Dinner including Cabaret ticket (5pm-11:30pm) = $100 (everyone, not only adults)
  • Cabaret Adult ticket (8pm-11:30pm) = $38
  • Cabaret Student (middle school, high school, and college) ticket (8pm-11:30pm) = $21

Entrée Selections:

  • Camerones Enchiladas (shrimp simmered in a rich chili sauce with yellow rice and Cuban style black beans)
  • Masas de Cerdo (fried pork tenderloin in a citrus sauce with ancho grilled marbled potatoes, sweet corn and red peppers)
  • Smoked Tofu Tamales (smoked tofu with yellow rice and Cuban style black beans)

Deadline for Cabaret-only tickets online will be March 14th at noon. Cabaret dinner tickets are sold out.

Cabaret-only tickets may be available at the door. Call 541-766-4903 for more information.

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Corvallis Youth Symphony 2013 Winter Concert

December 15, 2013
LaSells Stewart Center, 3:00 PM

Charles Creighton, CYSA Music Director & Founder
Dr. Frank Diaz, CYS Conductor

  • Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky
  • Peer Gynt Suites, Op.23 – Edvard Grieg
    Sean Turner, narrator
  • Intermission
  • Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K622 – W.A. Mozart
    Eric Qian, Clarinet
  • Danzón No. 2 – Arturo Márquez
  • Finlandia, Op.26 -Jean Sibelius
    With CYS Alumni 1982-2013

This is Mr. Creighton’s final concert as conductor of CYS. We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Frank Diaz as our new conductor. Dr. Diaz will conduct the Grieg, Mozart and Márquez, and Mr. Creighton will conduct the Mussorgsky and the Sibelius. Alumni from the past 31 years of Mr. Creighton’s tenure are invited to attend the the final rehearsal on Sunday afternoon, December 15 at LaSells and then join Mr. Creighton and CYS for the Finlandia performance.

For Alumni

If you want to play, you should come to the 1pm rehearsal the same day. Music sheets for each section are available at the bottom of this page.

If you plan to be at the concert on Dec. 15th, please RSVP below. Thank you.

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Finlandia Music Sheets

Spring 2013 CYS Rehearsal Schedule

  • March 4 – Regular Monday rehearsal CV 6:30-9PM
  • March 11 – Regular Monday rehearsal CV 6:30-9PM
    • Woodwind sectional with Mike Curtis
    • Brass sectional with Jay Chen
    • Percussion sectional with Bob Brudvig
  • March 18 – Sectionals with coaches CV 6:30-9PM
    • No bass players at this rehearsal
    • No percussion players at this rehearsal
  • March 25 – No rehearsal – Spring Break!
  • April 1 – Regular Monday rehearsal CV 6:30-9PM – possible large sectionals
  • April 8 – Regular Monday rehearsal CV 6:30-9PM
  • April 15 – Regular Monday rehearsal CV 6:30-9PM
  • April 20 – Saturday rehearsal – new conductor auditions with CYS (Lunch will be provided.) CV 9AM-2:30
  • April 22 – Late Monday rehearsal CV 7-9:30PM
  • April 29 – Regular Monday rehearsal CV 6:30-9PM – with Adam Matthes
  • May 1 – Extra Wednesday rehearsal CV 6:30-9PM – with Adam Matthes
  • May 6 – Dress rehearsal with Kenji, Monica and Adam – LaSells 6-9PM
  • May 8 – Wednesday dress rehearsal with Kenji, Monica and Adam – CV 6-9PM
  • May 12 – Sunday – Dress rehearsal from 1-3PM Concert at 7:30PM LaSells

Note – Please see that due to OSAA State band and orchestra championships, Monday, May 6 is at LaSells, but Wednesday, May 8 is at CV.

Pink Martini Pre-concert Dinner

The information on the pre-concert dinner for Pink Martini with CYS concert has been posted to the Tickets page, and also copied below.

The exclusive four course dinner (140 seats maximum) will be held in the lobby of the LaSells Stewart Center. It begins at 5PM with appetizers and wine (included). The dinner begins at 5:30 and guests pre-order from the choices listed below. Following dessert there will be a short auction that includes vacation packages, events, exclusive Oregon winery tours and musical opportunities including a chance to perform in the percussion section for tonight’s show with the band! The dinner price ($140) also includes a prime $70 seat for the show.

Catered Pre-Concert Dinner Choices:

  • A. Braised Beef Brisket with Dark Ale Demi-glace served with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus
  • B. Seared Halibut Filet with Tomato-Fennel Compote served with Potato Gnocchi and Roasted Zucchini
  • C. Sweet Potato and Grilled Vegetable Lasagna served with Yellow Squash and Baby Carrots (gluten-free)

Baby Spinach and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Salad
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Wild Berries and Chantilly Cream Dessert (gluten-free)

CYS Rehearsals for Pink Martini

CYS rehearsal schedule for the Pink Martini concert has been posted in Musician’s page. It is also copied below:

Monday, Dec 17 — get folders, listen & plan 7-8:30pm
Winter Break — no rehearsals
Jan 7 — regular rehearsal 6:30-9pm CV
Jan 14 — regular rehearsal 6:30-9pm CV
Saturday, Jan 19 — extra rehearsal 9:30am-12:30pm
Jan 21 — regular rehearsal 6:30-9pm CV
Jan 28 — regular rehearsal 6:30-9pm CV
Feb 4 — regular rehearsal 6:30-9pm CV
Wednesday, Feb 6 — extra rehearsal 7-9pm
Feb 11 — regular rehearsal 6:30-9pm CV
Feb 18 — regular rehearsal 6:30-9pm CV
Friday, Feb 22 — dress rehearsal 7-9pm LaSells
Saturday, Feb 23 — dress rehearsal with Pink Martini 12:30-4pm Lasells