Thank you for signing up to audition for the Willamette Valley Junior Honors Symphony (JHS)! To audition for JHS, students must be members of their school music program and in grades 6-10. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1 at Crescent Valley High School in room B2, between 5-9pm. Audition slots will be 6-minutes long. Students will be required to play a 2-octave scale and a short (1-2 minute) excerpt of his/her choice from solo repertoire.
The last day to sign up for an audition day/time is January 29, 2017.
After you submit the following audition form, we will contact you by January 29 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 published by the second week of February.
The Corvallis Youth Symphony Association (CYSA) invites you to audition for the opportunity to play in the Willamette Valley Junior Honors Symphony (JHS) during its 2016 season. JHS is a full symphony orchestra for intermediate wind, string, and percussion players in grades 6 through 10. Being part of JHS will give you an exciting opportunity to rehearse and perform symphonic music with other dedicated music students.
Auditions will be held on the following dates:
- Monday January 11th (2:45-5pm) at North Albany Middle School
- Tuesday January 12th (5-8pm) at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis
- Thursday January 14th (5-7pm) at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis
The first of 10 weekly rehearsals will be Tuesday February 9th at Crescent Valley High School from 7:00 to 8:30pm, with a retreat (where professional music teachers coach individual sections of the orchestra) from 9am-12noon on Saturday April 2nd. Some rehearsals will be held at North Albany Middle School. The season will culminate in a concert with CYS on Sunday April 24th at 3pm at LaSells Stewart Center.
Andy Nelson returns as conductor of JHS for his 9th season. Mr. Nelson is the band director at North Albany Middle School and brings enthusiasm and experience to this role. Bryce Caster, former CYS member and U of O music performance graduate, will assist Mr. Nelson with the string sections.
Your parent or guardian must accompany you to your audition. You will be asked to play a 2-octave scale and a short (two to three minute) excerpt of your choice from solo repertoire.
You must be a member of your school’s band or orchestra program to be a member of JHS.
JHS tuition for the 10-week season is $195. Scholarships are available for significant financial need.
Please use the following form to register and set an audition time.
Middle and early high school age strings, wind, and percussion players will be invited by their school music conductors and private teachers to audition for the Junior Honors Symphony (JHS), January 15-17, 2013.
Students should be dedicated musicians who want to be part of a fine ensemble and who will enjoy classical symphonic music. Students must be members of their school band or orchestra program in order to participate.
The symphony rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30pm at Crescent Valley High School. Rehearsals begin February 12, 2013.
The season will culminate with a concert on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 3pm in the Corvallis High School Performing Arts Center.
Invited students should prepare the following for the audition:
- 2 octave scale
- 2-3 minute selection from the solo repertoire
JHS auditions will be held on the following dates:
- January 15 at North Albany Middle School 3:30 to 7pm
- January 16 at Crescent Valley High School 5 to 8:30pm
- January 17 at Crescent Valley High School 6:30 to 8:15pm
Please phone the CYS Coordinator, Dave Traut, at 541 745 5394 between 6 and 9 pm from December 10, 2012 to December 21, 2012 for more information and to set an audition time. Audition times may also be scheduled after January 7, 2013. You may also email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your parent or guardian should accompany you to your audition. We need the following information from you: School, grade, years played, phone, invited by or where you learned about WVJHS, and school band/orchestra.