Students interested in auditioning should go to www.GPYOA.org to fill out an audition form online. They will be contacted with further information about their audition time and excerpts required for each section.
The orchestra will be conducted by Rolando Salazar, former assistant conductor of the GPYO and currently Assistant Chorus Master and Conductor of the Atlanta Opera.
Salazar will be overseeing auditions on Students in GPYO experience superb orchestral instruction from some of the country’s most respected conductors.
Students involved with the orchestra have said, “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to play with other students who are motivated to achieve the highest level of success.” Also, “Getting feedback from professional conductors has allowed us to improve our abilities beyond what we thought we could do.” In addition to comments like these, new friendships have been formed, and students feel the orchestra has helped them to create a stronger sense of discipline, confidence, self-esteem, and a deeper sense of appreciation for the music they play.
The GPYO will begin its season on Sept. 8.
For more information about Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra or auditions, visit www.GPYOA.org.