Thursday, September 27, 2012

NC Symphony hosting auditions for Youth Sinfonietta

The North Carolina Symphony announced that auditions are now open for the NCS Youth Sinfonietta.

The exclusive chamber orchestra is made up of 14- to 21-year-olds from across the state and led by the North Carolina Symphony’s staff of conductors.

All auditions are held by video audition submission. After completing an online application form, students can record and submit videos of the required repertoire, from which their participation will be determined. 

Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 21; North Carolina residents or students enrolled full-time in a North Carolina school or university; and available for all rehearsals and performances during the winter and spring. Auditions will be open and video submissions considered until 5 p.m. on Oct. 5.

Information and the online application can be found at

2012-13 Schedule:
Oct. 5: Deadline to submit application and video audition.
Nov. 3: In-person seating auditions (mandatory for all accepted musicians).

Winter Schedule: William Henry Curry, resident conductor
Cary Cultural Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary, N.C., 27512
Jan 6, 2013, 6-9 p.m., REHEARSAL
Jan 7, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m., REHEARSAL
Jan 9, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m., SECTIONALS
Jan 12, 2013, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., REHEARSAL
Jan 13, 2013, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DRESS REHEARSAL
Jan 13, 2013, 2 p.m., CONCERT

Mendelssohn:”War March of the Priests” from Athalia
Ives: Symphony No. 4, Mvt. III, “Fugue”
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in DM/m, Op. 107

Spring Schedule: Grant Llewellyn, music director
Triangle Location, TBD
May 12, 2013, 6-9 p.m., REHEARSAL
May 13, 2013, 6-9 p.m., REHEARSAL
May 15, 2013, 6-9 p.m., SECTIONALS
May 18, 2013, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., REHEARSAL
May 18, 2013, 1-3 p.m., REHEARSAL
May 19, 2013, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DRESS REHEARSAL
May 19, 2013, 2 p.m., CONCERT

For more, visit or contact Jessica Nalbone, North Carolina Symphony Director of Education, at 919.789.5461 or email