YS Rehearsal 3/4 & IMPORTANT INFO!

YS Rehearsal 3/4

Hi All,

We can DO IT! Stay focused and strong all the way up until your Spring Break the end of next week. Let's make Monday's rehearsal a great one. Remember we have only SEVEN rehearsals left!!!  (Eep!)  LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN to our pieces on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. The more familiar you are with how it sounds, the more effective our rehearsals will be. 

Monday's schedule is as follows: 

  • 5-6PM - PHOTOS in the Music Library, if you are planning on ordering a photo package
    • individual, siblings, friends, section - whatever you want!
    • formal or casual dress - you decide!
  • 6:15 - warm up
  • 6:30 - Williams
  • 6:55 - Mauldin
  • 7:05 - Wienawski
  • 7:30 - break :-)
  • 7:45 - Dvorak 1
  • 8:05 - Dvorak 2
  • 8:40 - Dvorak 4 
  • 9:15 - dismiss :-( 

Reminder: no rehearsal on Monday, March 11, due to APS Spring Break. Get lots of practicing done!  :-)  


Mock AYSP Audition Videos

Are you a budding actor? Do you love videography? If so, we need you! 

On Sunday, March 24, from 2 PM - 4 PM at the AYSP facility, YS students will be scripting, rehearsing, acting and filming mock audition videos to post on our website.

Each year we receive many questions about auditions: 

  • Will I have a space to warm up?
  • What do I have to play?
  • What do I have to wear?
  • Where are audtitions?
  • How long are they?
  • Are the conductors scary?
  • Will I get cut off during my solo?
  • What if I make a mistake?
  • and more!

To avoid questions and confusion, we decided to make mock audition videos so students and parents can SEE what an AYSP audition is like. We need YOU to help write script, be an actor, and/or film for us!

YS Officers, Garrett Frye-Mason and Isabella Twocrow, will be directing the project and we need at least 10 actors. We need actors for HS and MS students coming to audition, actors to be Dr. Strong, Ms. Blocker Price, and the conductors/audition judges (MS: Mrs. Robertson, Ms. Brasher, Ms. Velasco Mr. Austell, Mr Corbin; HS: Ms. Siverson, Mr. Upton, Mr. Nesbitt). We need actors to be the proctors and maybe even actors to be nervously waiting parents. You decide! This is YOUR project!! We not only need actors, but also someone (or a few) to write the script, someone to film, someone to edit and finalize the video. 

Everyone, please respond at the survey link below by this Monday to let me know whether you are available or not. 

Post your responses here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6H28JC


Open Rehearsals

The last week in March AYSP will have Open Rehearsals for your music friends and music teachers! Do you have friends interested in auditioning for AYSP this year? Would your private or school music teacher like to come watch rehearsals? Invite them to come check us out! They can come to watch rehearsals and get a tour of our facilty. 
  • YS/YO: Monday, March 25, 7PM-9PM
  • JB/YCO: Wednesday, March 27, 7PM-9PM
  • JS/JO/JSO: Saturday, March 30, 9:30-11:30AM

UNM AYSP Audition Prep Workshop

On Tuesday, April 9, the UNM Music Faculty will be hosting a free AYSP Audition Prep Workshop at the AYSP facilty. This is not only for you, but also for those interested in auditioning who may not already be in AYSP. Invite your friends to come work on the excerpts and get a head start on the music!

  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM -- Woodwinds and Brass
    • flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone/euphonium and tuba 
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM -- Join us for a pizza dinner provided by UNM!
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM -- Percussion and Strings
    • percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass



Save the date!

On Sunday, May 5 (yes - Cinco de Mayo) I will be hosting a YS BBQ at my home in honor of our seniors. It will be a potluck so bring something to share and I will provide food for grilling. Details will be shared at rehearsals as the date approaches, but save the date!


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Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190