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Youth symphony to host auditions
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Posted: 2012 Aug 03 - 01:03

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Conductors of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony have set August audition dates for the 2012-13 concert season.

Auditions for string instruments will be held Aug. 17 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Auditions for winds, brass and percussion will held Aug. 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Beginning Aug. 6, appointments for string auditions may obtained by contacting John Enyart, conductor, at drjohnenyart@bellsouth.net, and appointments for wind instruments may obtained by contacting Thomas Servinsky, conductor, at tompiano@bellsouth.net.

Auditions for string and wind instruments will be held in the Jensen Beach High School band room. Percussion auditions will be heard by Stix Nickson at Drummers Only in Port St. Lucie.

Mr. Nickson may be contacted for an appointment for a percussion audition at stix@bellsouth.net.

Detailed audition requirements are available at the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony website, www.treasurecoastyouthsymphony.org. Proper preparation is essential.

During the concert season, regular rehearsals will be held on Monday evenings from 6- 9 p.m. in the Jensen Beach High School band room in Jensen Beach.

The orchestra will perform in a variety of locations this year including The Lyric Theatre in Stuart, the Waxlax Performing Arts Center and Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach Community College in Palm Beach Gardens, the Savanna Club Theatre, St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Tequesta.

The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony is an all- volunteer, nonprofit organization and is composed of the most talented student musicians from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and northern Palm Beach counties.

The conductors of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony are Mr. Enyart, founder, Ben Enyart and Mr. Servinsky. The orchestra is funded by performance proceeds, orchestra membership fees, and private and corporate support.

The youth symphony provides challenging experiences in orchestral and individual performance for student musicians, to broaden their technical skills and artistic expression, instill professionalism and enhance enjoyment of musical talents individually and for their audiences.

Members of the orchestra may choose to compete in the annual concerto competition. The winner of this competition has the privilege of performing his or her piece with the orchestra during the spring concert season.

Each year the orchestra awards scholarships and grants to several of its young musicians. The scholarships are used by orchestra members to continue music education during a summer music program or to enter a college-level musical curriculum in the fall, to obtain private lessons from professional or to assist in the purchase of musical instruments.

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