Would you like to place an ad in YOEC’s spring concert program? You can download the form here.
Please visit the Registration and Payments page to register for your audition. You will have the option to pay online now, or pay by cash or check at the audition.
Both new members and returning members must audition.
Don’t forget to download and complete the registration form and bring it to your audition.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING USED INK/TONER CARTRIDGES!
AUDITION SIGN UP SHEET AT REHEARSALS.
5/13/13 – Junior – rehearsal – 4:15 to 5:45
Junior & Woodwind Chamber Program – 5:45 to 6:15
ECSO String Chamber Program – 6:15 to 7:00
ECSO rehearsal – PAUL CONRAD (pianist) will be at rehearsal – PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND!
5/15/13- OVST – Rehearsal – 5:00 to 6:30 -
Chamber Program – 6:30 to 7:15 – String ensemble
5/18/13 – SOPAC CONCERT – Concert at 7:00 p.m. – purchase tickets at SOPACNOW.ORG – VIP tickets for $50.00 sold at yoec.org website
Concert rehearsal schedule:
ECSO – 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Junior – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
OVST – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Musicians are to return by 6:00 p.m. – meet in the Loft.
We Are Three Orchestras
More than 100 musicians from a dozen towns, led by five outstanding conductors who make beautiful classical music on Mondays during the school year. We play four concerts to a combined audience of about 700 people in the spring and fall. We have socials three times a year, and a potluck dessert after our concerts. Our recordings are online and we have fun! Join us!
To provide a diverse group of musically talented young people the opportunity to participate in an affordable, high-level orchestral experience and cultivate a lifelong love of music.
Our orchestras offer a musical opportunity for ages 7 to 18, generally second grade through high school.
Placement in the three orchestras is based on an audition. With conductor approval, some musicians will play with the higher-level orchestra, particularly if they have been with us for a long time and have the musical ability and maturity for more intense rehearsals.
In some instances, a musician new to us will benefit from a semester with a less advanced level before moving to another orchestra. Some advanced players in the youngest orchestra may be offered an opportunity to play one piece with the advanced orchestra. Conductors make all placement in a manner they feel best benefits the individual musician and the orchestra as a whole.
May 6 – Spring Concert – 2:00 p.m. – Bring your blanket or chair and join us in the park for our spring concert. Instead of ticket sales, YOEC will be holding a 50/50 raffle. Donations will also be gladly accepted to help fund our scholarship fund. Ice Cream social to follow in the cafeteria.
May 7 – Kessler Institute Performance, 7:00 p.m.
Jun 11 – Memorial Concert for Nikhil at Liberty School
Jun 16, South Orange Celebrate! YOEC will be performing.
YOEC PARTNERS WITH SOPAC FOR 2012-2013
YOEC will be holding their winter and spring concerts for 2012-2013 at SOPAC. Michael Bollinger, the executive director of SOPAC, is currently working on the performance schedule for 2012-2013. More information to follow once the dates have been confirmed.
|SUMMER READ-THROUGH PROGRAM|
|High School Musicians||Elementary & Junior High|
|6/25/2012||South Orange – 6:30 to 8:30||6/27/2012||South Orange – 6:30-8:00|
|7/9/2012||Verona – 6:30 to 8:30||7/11/2012||Verona – 6:30-8:00|
|7/23/2012||South Orange – 6:30 to 8:30||7/25/2012||South Orange – 6:30-8:00|
|7/30/2012||Verona – 6:30 to 8:30||8/1/2012||Verona – 6:30-8:00|
|8/13/2012||South Orange – 6:30 to 8:30||8/15/2012||South Orange – 6:30-8:00|
|8/27/2012||Verona – 6:30 to 8:30||8/29/2012||Verona – 6:30-8:00|
South Orange Middle School
Verona Congregational Church
$20.00 per musician per session
$50.00 per family (3 or more members)
Sign up on the Registration and Payments page.
YOEC acceptance letters for 2012-2013 will be going out by Friday, June 22, 2012 with instructions for payment, tentative calendar and forms to be returned. Tuition deposit will be due by July 6, 2012.
If you still need to audition, please email request for an audition date/time at email@example.com.
You can now register and/or pay for YOEC’s orchestras and ensembles, as well as other programs and merchandise, on this website. Just visit the Registration and Payments page.
Youth Musicians – Come Play in an orchestra this summer, read through new literature and practice your sight-reading skills — and have fun.
One of the most challenging skills for any musician is to master sight-reading of orchestral scores, especially when playing with other instruments. With this in mind, Youth Orchestras of Essex County (YOEC) decided to introduce a new summer program that will help youth musicians work on their sight-reading skills and as an additional bonus introduce new literature.
The sessions will be conducted by Lou Kosma, Kimberly Syvertsen and Max Morden throughout the summer. Each conductor has worked extensively with youth orchestras and bring a world of orchestral experience with them. They will provide sight-reading tips, a variety of orchestral literature at varying levels and an enjoyable musical experience.
The read-through sessions are open to all youth musicians – no audition required. Monday sessions will focus on advanced orchestral music (original scores, no arrangements) geared towards high school level. Wednesday sessions will focus on intermediate orchestral music geared towards middle school; however, elementary school musicians are welcome to join in.
Cost is $20.00 per youth musician per session. If a family of 3 or more attend, the cost is $50.00 for the family. Refreshments will be served. Registration and payment can be made on the Registrations and Payments page.
Any questions can be directed to Debra A. Courtright, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-618-9288.
This will be a music-filled, fun learning experience for everyone.
Musicians - bring your brothers, sisters, friends and parents to play along beside you!
You can now use the Registration and Payments page to sponsor a Pizza Social, sponsor a Conductor/Parent social, or make a donation.
This event is presented in collaboration with SOPAC. Masterclass at 4:30 PM, followed by social hour and dinner with the trio, and then a concert at 7:30 PM.
You can find this event and many others on the new YOEC online calendar.
Overture Strings for 2012-2013 season will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. beginning on September 19, 2012.
Serenata String Chamber Ensemble to begin Wednesday, 10/3/12 – 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. - Conductor: Kim McCrann (Syvertsen).
This special string chamber ensemble is for high school and advanced middle school students. It will consist of 11 musicians – 3 violin I, 3 violin II, 2 viola, 2 cello and 1 bass. Repertoire: The gems of the standard string orchestra repertoire, such as the Mozart Divertimenti, Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Britten’s Simple Symphony, the Serenades by Elgar, Dvorak and Tchaikowsky, Corelli and Handle Concerto Grossi. Cost: $150.00. If interested please contact Debra Courtright at email@example.com.
All chamber music programs will be postponed until January 2013. Registration deadline will be December 6, 2012. Forms will be sent home at next rehearsal.
Monday, 11/5 - Cancelled due to storm residual issues.
Wednesday, 11/7 – 5:00 -6:30 p.m. – OVST rehearsal - check back for decision whether it will be cancelled or not.
A new “Links & Resources” tab has been added to the menu above. Lists of camps, summer programs, music teachers and schools will soon be available. If you’d like to place a listing on these pages, Contact Executive Director Debra Courtright for details.
Soloists wanted to play in the SOPAC’s lobby. Please see the flyer.
The new shopping cart is ready. Please visit the Registration and Payments page, or click the Shopping Bag icon at the top right, for signups and merchandise.