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ProMusica seeks new youth, adult talent

STAFF REPORT~ 12/28/2011

ProMusica Adult Chorale and Orchestra will be conduction auditions for new members from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Jan. 7 and from 1 – 4 p.m., Jan. 8, at 3334 W. Inspiration Drive in Anthem. Adult voices as well as an oboe player, bassoon and strings although other positions are periodically open so auditioning for other instruments is encouraged.

All chorale voices are welcome to audition, but male singers are especially needed. Vocalists should be able to read music and have some experience in a choir. Auditions for vocalists consist of an assessment of range, vocal quality, intonation, and reading ability. Weekly chorale rehearsals are from 7 – 9 p.m. at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem. For additional information contact Adam Stich at astich@pmaz.org.
Adult orchestra auditions are more technical in nature, requiring at least an intermediate level, but preferably an advanced level of skill. A two-minute prepared piece commensurate with the open position will be required. Orchestra rehearsals are from 7 – 9 p.m. on Mondays at Boulder Creek High School.                                                                      
For information contact Kevin Kozacek at kkozacek@pmaz.org.

In addition to the adult auditions there will also be auditions for the ProMusica Arizona Youth Orchestra from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Jan. 7 and from 1 – 4 p.m. on Jan. 8 at 3334 West Inspiration Drive.
The program is offered to young North Valley musicians playing strings or wind instruments with intermediate level or above experience. Auditions are open for ages 11-17, although exceptions may be made based on ability. Students have the opportunity to mentor from adult members of the ProMusica Orchestra.
Youth Orchestra rehearsals are from 4:15 – 5:45 p.m., on Mondays in Boulder Creek High School’s band room beginning Jan. 9. Cost is $150 per semester with discounts available for siblings. Scholarship funds may be available for those in need.
The ProMusica Arizona Youth Orchestra will perform “Aesop and Other Musical Tales” during performances at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on on May 19 at Boulder Creek High School.
To schedule an audition, email ydolby@pmaz.org or call 623-465-4650. For other
questions, please contact Youth Orchestra Co-Artistic Director, Kevin Kozacek, at
kkozacek@pmaz.org.