Youth and Primo Audition Information

Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra & Symphony of the Mountains Primo Program

Weekly rehearsals are held on Thursdays for 2 ½ months in the fall and again for 2 ½ months in the spring in the Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN. There are two scheduled full orchestral concerts, which involve both the SMYO and the SMPP and one Youth for Youth concert which involves SMYO. There are also sectional concerts in collaboration with Symphony of the Mountains and Voices of the Mountains.

Non-refundable dues for both groups are $100 per student for the year, payable at the first rehearsal, with a maximum of $300 per family. A full year commitment is expected of each player.

Youth Orchestra and Primo Program members receive complimentary tickets to the Symphony of the Mountains subscription concerts, held at the Toy F. Reid Center in Kingsport.

Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra

Primo Orchestra auditions will take place on August 16, 2018 at the Renaissance Center, Kingsport, TN..

Youth Orchestra auditions will take place August 17 and 18, 2018 at the Renaissance Center, Kingsport, TN.

Youth Orchestra is open to students through undergraduate level.

To sign up for an audition time, please call the Symphony office at (423) 392-8423.

Thur, Aug 16, 2018 Primo 5:00pm-8:00pm
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 Strings 5:00pm-8:00pm
Sat, Aug 18, 2018 Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion 9:00am-Noon

 

Audition Requirements – Youth Orchestra

  1. A prepared solo piece (étude, movement from a sonata or concerto, etc.) that clearly indicates the student’s ability.
  2. Two scales (three octaves preferred) will be selected from major keys up to four flats and four sharps for all strings, woodwinds, brass, and mallet percussion.  The chromatic scale is also required of woodwinds, brass, and mallet percussion.
  3. Prepared excerpts from the repertoire (click here for listing)
  4. Sight reading of a selected excerpt from the repertoire

IMPORTANT NOTES:

*Please bring a copy of your solo to the audition for the judges.

*Percussionists should prepare a solo on either a mallet instrument, snare drum, or timpani.  Sight reading will be given for the same instrument as the solo.

*Students who perform on utility instruments (piccolo, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, English horn, etc.) are encouraged to bring these instruments to the audition and prepare a short solo.

Symphony of the Mountains Primo Program

Audition Requirements – Primo Program

To sign up for an audition time, please call the Symphony office at (423) 392-8423.

The audition requirements for the Symphony of the Mountains Primo Youth String Ensemble consist of a solo selection of your choice, and a scale of your choice, at least one octave. There will also be a short, simple sight reading selection.

A minimum of one year of study is required, and the skills checklist is to be filled out and signed by a private teacher or a school music teacher.

For questions or help, e-mail info@symphonyofthemountains.org

The first Youth Orchestra and Primo rehearsal will be Thursday, August 23, 2018.

Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra

2018-2019 Rehearsal Schedule

Fall 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018                6:30 – 8:30 p.m.​                     Rehearsal

Thursday, August 31, 2018                6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

Thursday, September 6, 2018            6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

Thursday, September 13, 2018          6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

Thursday, September 20, 2018          6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

Thursday, September 27, 2018          6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

Thursday, October 4, 2018                 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

Thursday, October 11, 2018               6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

Thursday, October 18, 2018               NO REHEARSAL                  Fall Break

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BRASS PLAYERS ONLY

Friday, October 19, 2018                     6:00pm                                     Call time – Dress Rehearsal

                                                              7:00pm                                      Rehearsal with SOTM

Saturday, October 20, 2018               6:00pm                                      Call time

                                                              7:30pm                                       Concert

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Thursday, October 25, 2018               6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

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VOICES OF THE MOUNTAINS COLLABORATION INFO

Saturday, October 27, 2018                10:00am – 11:00am                Dress Rehearsal with VOTM

Dress rehearsal in room 310 at the Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport

Sunday, October 28, 2018                  3:00pm                                    Concert with VOTM

Concert at Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center; 401 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport

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Thursday, November 1, 2018             6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                     Rehearsal

SMYO and Primo Fall Concert

Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 3:00pm | Seeger Chapel of Milligan College, Johnson City, TN

1:00pm: Youth Orchestra Rehearsal (On Stage)

1:45pm: Primo Orchestra Rehearsal (On Stage)

3:00pm: Fall Concert

 

Spring 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019               6:30-8:30 p.m.                      Rehearsal

Thursday, January 17, 2019               6:30-8:30 p.m.                       Rehearsal

Thursday, January 24, 2019               6:30-8:30 p.m.                       Rehearsal

Thursday, January 31, 2019               6:30-8:30 p.m.                        Rehearsal

Thursday, February 7, 2019               6:30-8:30 p.m.                        Rehearsal

Thursday, February 14, 2019             6:30-8:30 p.m.                        Rehearsal

Thursday, February 21, 2019             6:30-8:30 p.m.                        Rehearsal

Thursday, February 28, 2019             6:30-8:30 p.m.                        Rehearsal

Thursday, March 7, 2019                   6:30-8:30 p.m.                          Rehearsal

Thursday, March 14, 2019                 6:30-8:30 p.m.                          Rehearsa

Thursday, March 21, 2019                 6:30-8:30 p.m.                          Rehearsal

Thursday, March 28, 2019                 No Rehearsal, Spring Break

Thursday, April 4, 2019                     6:30-8:30 p.m.                          Rehearsal

 

SMYO and Primo Spring Concert

Saturday, April 6, 2019 DRESS REHEARSAL TBD

Sunday, April 7, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 401 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport

1:30pm: Youth Orchestra Rehearsal (On Stage)

2:15pm: Primo Orchestra Rehearsal (On Stage)

 

SMYO Youth for Youth Concert

Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 10:30am

McGlothlin Center for the Arts, 30481 Garnand Dr., Emory, VA

8:00 a.m.: Bus leaves from Renaissance Center Parking Lot

9:30 a.m.:  Youth Orchestra Rehearsal (on stage)

10:30 a.m.:  Youth for Youth Concert

Symphony of the Mountains Primo Orchestra

2018-19 Rehearsal Schedule

FALL 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018                5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, August 30, 2018                5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, September 6                      5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, September 13                    5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, September 20                    5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, September 27                    5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, October 4                           5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, October 11                         5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, October 18                         NO REHEARSAL      FALL BREAK

Thursday, October 25                         5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, November 1                        5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

 

 

SMYO and Primo Fall Concert

Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 3:00pm | Seeger Chapel of Milligan College, Johnson City, TN

1:00pm: Youth Orchestra Rehearsal (On Stage)

1:45pm: Primo Orchestra Rehearsal (On Stage)

3:00pm: Fall Concert

 

SPRING 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019               5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, January 17, 2019               5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, January 24, 2019               5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, January 31, 2019               5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, February 7, 2019               5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, February 14, 2019             5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, February 21, 2019             5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, February 28, 2019             5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, March 7, 2019                   5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, March 14, 2019                 5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, March 21, 2019                 5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

Thursday, March 28, 2019                 No Rehearsal            Spring Break

Thursday, April 4, 2019                     5:00-6:30pm               Renaissance Center

 

SMYO and Primo Spring Concert

Saturday, April 6, 2019 DRESS REHEARSAL TBD

Sunday, April 7, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 401 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport

1:30pm: Youth Orchestra Rehearsal (On Stage)

2:15pm: Primo Orchestra Rehearsal (On Stage)