Union Symphony Youth Orchestra http://www.usyo.org Entertain, Educate, Serve and Inspire Through Music Fri, 03 Aug 2018 18:10:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 50468410 Gearing Up for Rehearsal http://www.usyo.org/gearing-up-for-rehearsal/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 18:10:15 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6827 Union Symphony Youth Orchestra will soon begin rehearsals for a second concert of the season to be performed Sunday, November 4, 2018. This concert is open to the public and all are welcome.

Note to members: please make sure you have met your membership requirements by our first rehearsal.  Members refer to the full rehearsal schedule.

 

USYO MUSICIANS EXCEL!

We would like to offer congratulations to our USYO Members who completed coursework at the Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University.

“Cannon Music Camp offers the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Campers participate in daily ensemble rehearsals and music theory classes in an atmosphere that elevates everyone’s musicianship.” —  cannon.appstate.edu

Photos: Frank Pixley

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USYO Colors of Summer http://www.usyo.org/usyo-colors-of-summer/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:57:20 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6738 USYO & Prelude JSO members are busy this week at summer camp. In addition to participating in team building activities, the young musicians are preparing for a summer concert. They will perform Colors of Summer at The Batte Center, Wingate University on Thursday, June 21 at 6 PM. All are welcome. Free admission.

Thank you to the staff and friends at Wingate University.

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USYO Summer Concert http://www.usyo.org/usyo-summer-concert/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:53:05 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6727 USYO & Prelude JSO will perform their summer concert, Colors of Summer on Thursday, June 21 at The Batte Center, Wingate University. Students will prepare for this concert during their overnight music camp which begins on Monday, June 18 at Wingate University.

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USYO Music Camp & Concert http://www.usyo.org/usyo-music-camp-concert/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:25:56 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6692 Music camp for the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held at Wingate University from June 18–June 21. Students will prepare for the upcoming season by participating in rehearsals and community building activities. The camp concludes with a free concert on Thursday, June 21, 6 PM at Wingate University. All are invited.

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Congratulations, New Members! http://www.usyo.org/congratulations-new-members-5/ Thu, 31 May 2018 19:30:13 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6672 Congratulations to our new and returning USYO & Prelude JSO members! We are looking forward to an exciting tenth season.

Music camp is scheduled for July 18–21 at Wingate University. Students will check in on Monday morning and will be dismissed following their concert on Thursday night. Read more…

Click here for more information about membership, fees, schedule and more.

 

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USYO Auditions This Weekend http://www.usyo.org/usyo-auditions-this-weekend/ Fri, 18 May 2018 16:15:23 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6628 USYO and Prelude JSO auditions will be held on Saturday, May 19 (violins) and Sunday, May 20 (all other instruments) at Marvin Ridge High School. See audition requirements. It is not too late to submit your audition application. The audition fee of $15 is payable when you arrive for your audition. Please include your child’s name with the application fee. All fees are nonrefundable.

photo: Markus Kuncoro

2018-2019 Fee Schedule

USYO and Prelude students will attend music camp June 18–21 at Wingate University. Camp ends with a concert on Thursday, June 21 at 6 PM. Read more…

photo: Markus Kuncoro

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Auditions Coming Soon http://www.usyo.org/auditions-coming-soon/ Fri, 11 May 2018 18:32:34 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6611 USYO and Prelude JSO auditions will be held on May 19 (violins) and May 20 (all other instruments) at Marvin Ridge High School. See audition requirements. Submit your audition application by May 12. All application fees received postmarked after May 12 or at the door will require a fee of $15.
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USYO and Prelude students will attend music camp June 18–21 at Wingate University. Camp ends with a concert on Thursday, June 21 at 6 PM. Read more…
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USYO Happenings http://www.usyo.org/usyo-happenings-2/ Thu, 03 May 2018 19:13:01 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6505  

Under the direction of Sabrina Howard, principals of the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra performed at the Debutante Cotillion of the Union County Alumni Chapter of Delta Theta Sorority on Sunday, April 22.

 

 

USYO & Prelude JSO members recently participated in the Jr. Western Regional Orchestra along with Amanda Turner, Prelude Director.

 

(l to r) Sophia Kuncoro, Claire Ryu, Sarayu Adala, Gisele Maindron, Tae Bark, Josh Harris, Kendall Pixley, Winnie Wang

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Cansler with prelude director, Amanda Turner

 

Conducted by Dorian Neuendorf, the Union Symphony Orchestra & Union Symphony Youth Orchestra present Pops on the Plaza. Join us on Sunday, May 13 at 6:30 PM at the Main Street Plaza in downtown Monroe.
Opening performance by Union Jazz Youth
This concert is sponsored by the City of Monroe.

 

 

 

USYO & Prelude JSO auditions will be held on May 19 (violins) and May 20 (all other instruments) at Marvin Ridge High School. See audition requirements. Complete an audition application and mail a $10 audition fee to Union Symphony, 201 N. Main Street, Suite 109, Monroe, NC 28112, postmarked by May 12. Audition fees received after May 12 and those at the door will require a fee of $15.
photo: Donna Tennis

 

Reserve your copy of the 2017-2018 USYO yearbook today. The cost of the yearbook is $75. Mail a check or money order payable to Union Symphony to 201 N. Main Street, Suite 109, Monroe, NC 28112. The deadline to order is May 10, 2018. A special thank you to Enid Osbourn for the creative energy and talent she gives in putting the yearbook together to capture the memories of another successful year.

 

 

Music camp for the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held at Wingate University from June 18-June 21. Students will check in on Monday and will be dismissed from camp following their concert on Thursday.

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Congratulations, High School Seniors http://www.usyo.org/congratulations-high-school-seniors-2/ Wed, 02 May 2018 16:17:16 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6537
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photos: Frank Pixley

The USYO high school seniors were recognized following rehearsal on Sunday, April 29. Our best wishes for success to them as they explore new horizons. Our high school seniors will also be acknowledged at the USO/USYO outdoor concert, Pops on the Plaza on May 13.

2017–2018 Seniors
Daniel Clarkson
Faustina Edwin
Lucy Liss
Keerthi Narasimhan
Alex Rodriguez
Natia Skorupski
Matthew Wynn
Emily Xu
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2018 USYO Auditions http://www.usyo.org/2018-usyo-auditions/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:10:26 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6486 USYO & Prelude auditions will be held at Marvin Ridge High School on May 19-20, 2018. Read about audition requirements. Complete an audition application online. Mail the $10 audition fee to Union Symphony, 201 N. Main Street, Suite 109, Monroe, NC 28112, postmarked by May 12. Audition fees received after May 12 and those at the door will require a fee of $15.

photo: Markus Kuncoro

Reserve your copy of the 2017-2018 USYO yearbook today. The cost of the yearbook is $75. Mail a check or money order payable to Union Symphony to 201 N. Main Street, Suite 109, Monroe, NC 28112. The deadline to order is May 10, 2018.

A special thank you to Enid Osbourn for the creative energy and talent she gives in putting the yearbook together to capture the memories of another successful year.

 

USYO will perform “Night in Mexico” with Union Symphony Orchestra at Pops on the Plaza on the evening of Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 6:30 PM. Union Jazz and Union Jazz Youth will kick off the festivities with an opening performance. Join us for this free concert, themed Music Around the World, held at the Main Street Plaza in Downtown Monroe.

 

 

 

 

Music camp for the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held at Wingate University from June 18-June 21. USYO and Prelude students will check in on Monday and will be dismissed from camp following their concert on Thursday evening.

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