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Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Plans Auditions

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic will hold auditions on Monday, Aug. 29, at Westhill High School.
Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic will hold auditions on Monday, Aug. 29, at Westhill High School. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP) will hold pre-season auditions for new members on Monday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westhill High School .

Currently the fastest growing youth orchestra in Connecticut, membership in the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic provides the serious young music student, elementary through college level, with the opportunity to grow as both a person and a musician. All of the ensembles are selected by the audition process, maintain a high level of musicianship, and allow for a challenging repertoire.

Pre-season auditions will be held for students striving to become members of the following orchestras during the 2016/2017 season:

Young Artists Philharmonic (Advanced): The Young Artists Philharmonic (YAP) is a full symphony orchestra performing advanced orchestral literature. The flagship ensemble of SYAP, the Young Artists Philharmonic is recognized for its high level of professionalism and musicianship.

Young People’s Symphony (Intermediate): The objective of the Young People’s Symphony (YPS) is for its members to learn the standard orchestral literature and eventually graduate to YAP.

Young String Ensemble (Beginner): The Young String Ensemble (YSE) provides an introduction to the principles of ensemble and string technique that are crucial to beginning musicians.

Rehearsals of the upcoming season will begin Monday, Sept. 12. Rolling auditions will continue throughout the year by appointment only. Sign-up for an audition today by visiting

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