Youth auditions set for Topeka Symphony

By The Mercury

TOPEKA — Auditions for the 2013-14 Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will be Saturday, May 4, at Washburn University. 

The three youth ensembles are Debut Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic, and Youth Orchestra.

Rehearsals begin Sept. 3.  All rehearsals are on Tuesdays with concerts on Nov. 17, 2013, and March 9, 2014.

Any musician 21 years of age and younger may audition. To be a member, a student must also play in his or her school orchestra or band, if such an ensemble exists.

Conductors for the three groups are Carolyn Sandquist, Debut Orchestra, Carolyn Rich Voth, Youth Philharmonic, and Jeremy Starr, Youth Orchestra.

There is a non-refundable $10 audition fee payable to the Topeka Symphony.

Once accepted into one of the ensembles, there is a non-refundable tuition fee of $70 per student per year for the Debut Orchestra and a $90 fee for Youth Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra, payable to the Topeka Symphony.  These charges include the cost of the music.  Tuition assistance is available for those families with a need.

Detailed information and registration forms are available at “Youth Ensembles” or by calling the Topeka Symphony Office at 785-232-2032.

Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles are sponsored in part by Washburn University.

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