Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras Announce Audition Schedules

By: Aug. 07, 2016
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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS:

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) will hold auditions on August 30 and 31, or by appointment, for the Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, String Orchestra, Intermediate String Ensemble and String Ensemble. For an audition application or more information, please visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

RIPYO provides quality orchestral rehearsal and performance experience for talented young musicians from Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. The professional conducting staff, led by RIPYO Music Director, Symphony Conductor and RI Philharmonic Orchestra Member Alexey Shabalin, is committed to providing the best educational experience for each student.

All RIPYO ensembles rehearse once weekly at the RI Philharmonic's Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, in East Providence, from September through May and present three major performances. RIPYO Symphony members also perform side-by-side with RI Philharmonic musicians conducted by RI Philharmonic Music Director Larry Rachleff. The performance is one of the Friday night Amica Rush Hour concerts.

YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLES:

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Jazz Ensembles (RIPYJazz) will hold auditions on September 1, or by appointment, for the RIPYJazz Big Band, Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble and Jazz Combos. For an audition application or more information, please visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

The Jazz and Rock Department offers a complete educational program for students inter­ested in jazz or rock study and performance. Courses are organized so that each student is placed according to their interests and skills and can progress accordingly. The RIPYJazz Big Band, under the direction of Wendy Klein, performs at numerous community events including Monday Night Jazz at Bovi's, Vernal Arts and Music Festival, and the Blackstone Boulevard Summer Concert Series.

All RIPYJazz ensembles rehearse at the RI Philharmonic's Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, in East Providence, once per week from September through May and present various performances throughout the season.

YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLES:

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) will hold auditions on August 25 and 26, September 1, or by appointment, for Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble. For an audition application or more information, please visitmusicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org. Students interested in auditioning but who are not available on the dates listed above should submit an audition application. Auditions will be scheduled at the earliest convenient time.

Founded in 2002, RIPYWE offers advanced woodwind, brass and percussion students from Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut an outstanding opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality wind ensemble repertoire. RIPYWE offers these students a challenging and rewarding musical experience. RIPYWE Symphonic Winds Division is conducted by RIPYWE Music Director Dr. David Neves and RIPYWE Wind Ensemble is conducted by Aaron W. Bush.

Both RIPYWE ensembles rehearse once weekly at the RI Philharmonic's Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, in East Providence, from September through May and present two major performances. RIPYWE Symphonic Winds and RIPYWE Wind Ensemble rehearse on Wednesday evenings.

CHAMBER YOUTH ENSEMBLES:

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Chamber Ensembles will hold auditions on September 1 and 8 or by appointment. For an audition application or more information, please visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org. Students interested in auditioning but who are not available on the dates listed above should submit an audition application. Auditions will be scheduled at the earliest convenient time.

Chamber Music classes provide a format for intensive study and performance of standard chamber music repertoire for string quartets, woodwind and brass quintets, piano trios and quartets and mixed ensembles. Students should have a minimum of three years playing experience. Ensembles receive weekly one-hour coaching sessions, perform in recitals and participate in master classes with RI Philharmonic Music Director Larry Rachleff. Rehearsals generally begin in October and run through May.

ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC MUSIC SCHOOL

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School encourages lifelong engagement with music through comprehensive music education and community partnership programs taught by orchestra members and other outstanding faculty. We prioritize artistry and education equally. Quality, access, diversity and collaboration are core values.

The Philharmonic Music School serves students of all ages and ability levels, and provides instruction in all kinds of music, from jazz and rock to classical and folk, through private lessons, chamber music classes, and large and small ensembles. More than 70 dedicated teachers comprise the faculty, many with degrees from some of the finest music schools in the world. The majority of Philharmonic Music School programs take place at the state-of-the-art Carter Center for Music Education & Performance in East Providence. Completed in 2008, the Carter Center is the largest dedicated community music school facility in New England. We also offer lessons in a welcoming, well-equipped environment at our East Greenwich Branch.



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