May 4, 2007 Read about the Early Strings Program summer camp
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music (LKAM) at Morningside College will be holding auditions for the 2007-2008 Youth Orchestras program on Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., in the MacCollin Classroom Building of Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The Youth Orchestras Program includes the Youth Symphony, for the most advanced musicians, the Philharmonia, for middle school, high school, and advanced elementary school musicians, and the Symphonette, for beginning and intermediate violin, viola, cello, and bass players. Ensembles practice each Monday evening and perform two concerts during the academic year.
Audition participants should be prepared to perform a solo, two scales of choice, and a bit of sight-reading. Auditions will be scheduled in 10-minute time slots.
Joseph Shufro, associate professor of music at Morningside College, conducts the Youth Symphony. Jungho Kim, assistant conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and director of LKAM’s Early String Program, conducts the Philharmonia. Tom Miller, string teacher for the Sioux City Community Schools, conducts the Symphonette.
Scholarship opportunities area available for the Youth Orchestras Program, provided through support from the Kind World Foundation in Dakota Dunes, S.D.
To schedule an audition time or to request more information, contact Jill Wilson, director of the LKAM, at (712) 274-5357, or by e-mail.
The LKAM opened in the fall of 2004 and focuses on private instruction, monthly workshops, and performance classes for student musicians from beginner to high school. Through a partnership between the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Morningside College, the academy also directs the symphony’s three youth orchestras and an Early String Program for beginning string players ages four and up. Students of the academy come from Sioux City and surrounding communities in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska.