2018 Youth Brass & Percussion Ensemble Auditions

  • Posted by:Michael Still
  • On October-13-2017

Vanguard Music and Performing Arts envisions a world in which everyone has access to valuable life-transforming experiences through performing arts. That is why we are very excited to announce auditions for the 2018 seasons of our Youth Brass and Youth Percussion Ensembles!

“I’m extremely thrilled to be entering a new season with the Youth Brass and Youth Percussion Ensembles this year. Last year, we tackled new repertoire, new venues, and had the opportunity to work with some amazing guest artists as part of the rehearsal process,” said Andrew Hill, VMAPA Community Arts Director. “This season, we are programming an exciting array of music, exciting guest artists and a collaboration with Lynbrook High School!”

The Youth Brass Ensemble (YBE) and Youth Percussion Ensemble (YPE) are premiere performing arts ensembles aimed at giving participants the opportunity to perform unique repertoire at the highest level possible. We specialize in music composed for brass and orchestral percussion instruments, arrangements of various genres of music, and unique experiences unparalleled by any extracurricular opportunity available in the greater Silicon Valley. Participants are exposed to masterclasses from professionals throughout the season as well as amazing and intrinsically challenging music that helps brass and percussion musicians reach a new level of musicianship.

Youth Brass Ensemble Audition Dates:

Tuesday, November 28 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
(Auditions will be held at the Santa Clara Vanguard Hall)

To apply for a Youth Brass Ensemble audition, please fill out this form.
Click here to find 2018 Audition Materials

Youth Percussion Ensemble Audition Dates:

Tuesday, November 26 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 from 2:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
(Auditions will be held at the Santa Clara Vanguard Hall)

 To apply for a Youth Percussion Ensemble audition, please fill out this form.
Click here to find 2018 Audition Materials

Forms will be reviewed by a member of the VMAPA staff, and followed up with an email confirmation. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is required for all new and returning members that is to be paid no later than the date of the audition. Applicants will be notified of their audition date and time approximately one week prior to the audition. Missed auditions will not be rescheduled.

The VMAPA-YBE and VMAPA-YPE offer a number of special benefits to young musicians in the Bay Area, including: professional training under experienced conductors and staff, concert performances in prestigious venues, sectional coaching and master classes from world-class musicians, and community service via music outreach. Additionally, these Community Arts programs will continue to build upon the tradition of excellence and professionalism that has become a standard of Vanguard Music and Performing Arts.

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