Rivers Youth Symphony

Rehearsals: Fridays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Christopher Memoli, conductor

This is the only full orchestra for both string and wind players. RYS provides orchestral training for advanced student musicians. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to rehearse and perform advanced orchestral repertoire and excellent sight-reading skills.

Audition Requirements:
Strings:  2 contrasting selections; all 3 octave major scales through; sight-reading

Winds and Brass: 2 contrasting selections; full range chromatic scale and all major scales; sight-reading

Percussion: students must audition in at least two of the following areas:
Mallets – 12 major scales in 2 octaves, solo that demonstrates ability, sight-reading
Timpani- tuning to given pitches, solo that demonstrates ability, sight-reading
Snare – long Roll (open-closed-open), single stroke roll, solo that demonstrates ability, sight-reading.

Past Performances:
Rimsky-Korskov: Capriccio Espagnol
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Suite No. 2
Marquez: Danzon No. 2