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MSYO Auditions: June, July & August 2019

July 15, 2019

AUDITION DATES - 2019

June 17: auditions available between 4pm - 9pm

July 29:  auditions available between 4pm - 9pm

August 12: auditions available between 4pm - 9pm


To book your audition date and time, email: susan@mississaugasymphony.ca, or call: 905-615-4405.

The Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra is an exciting division of Orchestras Mississauga that offers music education and performance opportunities to young classical musicians in the G.T.A. Led by Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Denis Mastromonaco, the MSYO has quickly established itself as Mississauga’s foremost youth orchestra.

The MSYO is comprised of three performing ensembles, each tailored to a specific musical and educational outcome. The ensembles are: the Sinfonietta, an all-strings ensemble designed for musicians aged 10-14; the Symphonic Band, an intermediate orchestra designed for musicians 12-18; and a full Symphony Orchestra designed for highly skilled musicians aged 14-21.

Thanks to the support of the Living Arts Centre, the MSYO is able to provide rehearsal and performance opportunities in world-class facilities. MSYO rehearsals are held on Monday evenings between 7:00pm - 9:30pm.

Admission to the MSYO is based on experience and playing ability of the candidate. The audition provides the Music Director the information for placement in an appropriate ensemble.

‍‍SINFONIETTA  

Recommended ages 10 to 14 years.

‍Instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass.

‍Outcome: to learn the musical and ensemble skills necessary to progress to the Symphony Orchestra.

Audition requirements: Prepare two contrasting pieces that demonstrate your overall musical and technical ability AND prepare two scales of your choice.



SYMPHONIC BAND

Recommended ages 12 to 18 years.


Instruments: Winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon), Brass (French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba), Percussion (Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass drum, Cymbals, Mallets).


Outcome: to learn the musical and ensemble skills necessary to become an orchestral musician.


Audition requirements: Prepare two contrasting pieces that demonstrate your overall musical and technical ability AND prepare two scales of your choice.



SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Recommended ages 14 to 21 years

Instruments: Winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon), Brass (French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba), Percussion (Timpani, Snare Drum, Bass drum, Cymbals, Mallets, Piano) Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass).


Experience level:  intermediate knowledge of the instrument, some previous orchestral/ensemble experience required.


Outcome: to provide young musicians the exposure to symphonic music in a professional and educational environment.


Audition requirements: Prepare two contrasting movements from a sonata or concerto that demonstrate your musical abilities AND prepare a study of your choice.

* No accompanist is required.‍

* Please provide a copy of your selections on the day of your audition.

* Please download and complete an audition application form to bring to your audition. A $30 audition registration fee will apply.


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