AUDITIONS FOR JYS AND PRELUDE

Students returning from last season will NOT need to audition for acceptance into the program. However, if a student wishes to move up to the Temecula Valley Youth Symphony from Junior Youth Symphony there will be an audition required.

All “NEW” students will need to attend an evaluation/audition.

  •  Please fill out an Application Form for the group and send it to click here.
  •  You will be contacted and an audition time will be set.

NOTE:  Auditions and late enrollments are accepted throughout the season.

Junior Youth Symphony Information

Junior Youth Symphony is an Intermediate Orchestra for strings, winds, brass and percussion players. Emphasis is placed on orchestral performance skills, musicianship, ensemble technique and repertoire building.

  • We accept applications throughout the year.  Mid-semester enrollments are prorated.
  • Tuition is $400.00 for the 2016-2017 season ($200.00 per semester).  The 1st Semester is August – December and 2nd Semester is January – May.
  • Plus, there is a once a year fee of $5.00 for the student’s Music Binder.  Any binder needing to be replaced will also cost $5.00 per binder.
  • Rehearsals are held 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm on Mondays beginning on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Warm Springs Middle School in Murrieta.

 

Audition Requirements for the Junior Youth Symphony

Be prepared to play a piece of repertoire or a concert solo you are currently studying. See the schedule portion of this website for audition venue details.

  • Strings: D major scale and sight reading
  • Woodwinds and Brass:  B-flat major scale and sight reading.
  • Percussion: Rudiments, and a prepared piece demonstrating your abilities on snare drum, bells or xylophone, and timpani.
  • Mallet Instruments: A flat major and B major scales
  • Piano Students: We have limited piano parts available in youth symphony. Normally we request that piano students learn percussion and mallets in order to be enrolled into our program. When piano parts are available they are assigned to students based on the student’s ability level.

Click here to download the JYS application. Please download it, print it out and save the document to your computer. The application cannot be emailed directly from this website. You will need to attach it to your email and send it to  For more information call (951) 587-1536 / cell (818) 231-0931.

Prelude Information (Beginning Strings)

Prelude is a beginning string ensemble that teaches young string players how to play in a group setting. This is not a class that starts players out from the very beginning. Students should already be able to play in 1st position.

  • We accept applications throughout the year.  Mid-semester enrollments are prorated.
  • Tuition is $350.00 for the 2016-2017 season ($175.00 per semester).  The 1st Semester is August – December and 2nd Semester is January – May.
  • String Instructor:  Elizabeth Monacelli
  • Rehearsals are held 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Mondays and will begin on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Warm Springs Middle School in Murrieta.
  • Requirements: Violin students must have the ability to read music in first position.

If you are interested in starting your child on strings and they have no previous experience, please contact us and we will recommend a teacher.

Be prepared to play a piece of repertoire or a concert solo you are currently studying.

Click here to download the Prelude application. Please download the Prelude Application form, print it out and save the document to your computer. You will need to attach it to your email and send it to click here.

For more information call 951-587-1536.