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Auditions Set for Maui Youth Philharmonic

By Wendy Osher

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MYPO Strings. Lois Whitney Bisquera / Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Auditions for the 2011-2012 season of the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (MYPO) will be held August 20 through September 3, 2011.

The Orchestra includes strings (violin, viola cello, bass), woodwinds (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet), brasses (horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba) and percussion (timpani, drums, drum set, mallets).

Auditions will be held:

An online audition registration form, audition times, and music for specific instruments are listed on the orchestra website, www.mauiyouthphilharmonic.org [2].  Rehearsal schedules, fees, performance information and membership requirements are also available online.

Tuition for the Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta for the 2011-2012 season is $310.  This includes a required $150 deposit plus monthly fees of $20 payable September 2011 through April 2012.

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MYPO Woodwinds. Lois Whitney Bisquera / Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

“MYPO provides musical development opportunities for student musicians,” said Mr. Lance Jo, who will be conducting both orchestras.

“Students should have positive attitudes, a willingness to learn, a strong commitment to themselves as well as to the orchestra and its members, and the self-discipline necessary to work hard at learning the music up to a performance level,” said Jo.

Rehearsals for all orchestra programs begin Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.