West Michigan Youth Symphony Announces Fall Auditions

Muskegon, Michigan, August 13, 2013 – The West Michigan Youth Symphony Programs and Music Director/Conductor Daniel M. Meyers are seeking musicians for the 2013-2014 season.

Open auditions will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at Muskegon Community College. All orchestral instruments are welcome and encouraged to audition. Students with at least one to two years of experience through college sophomores who are members of school music ensembles are eligible to participate. Scheduled auditions are required.

On Aug. 27, student violinists will also have the opportunity to audition separately for the position of concertmaster. For the first time, this position will be designated as a tuition-free position. Students must be advanced violinists in eighth-grade or above in order to audition.

The Youth Symphony Program is also looking for students to join the Debut Strings Ensemble. Launched in 2012, Debut Strings is a program intended for students who have not yet played in a large orchestra ensemble. This group calls for students who have strong note reading skills and at least two years prior instruction. Debut Strings will perform at WMYS concerts. The program is lead by Annette Henry, violinist and an active performer, teacher and conductor.

For more information or to schedule an audition, call 231.855.6010 or e-mail Gabe Slimko at gslimko@westmichigansymphony.org.

Eligible students may earn college credit from Muskegon Community College for participation in the West Michigan Youth Symphony.

For more than 40 years the West Michigan Youth Symphony has served young musicians in the West Michigan area from more than 30 schools, as well as home-schooled students. Concerts are scheduled on Nov. 17 and March 16, 2014.

For more information and audition requirements, go to www.westmichigansymphony.org.


Gabe Slimko, Operations Manager
West Michigan Youth Symphony
Phone: 231.855.6010

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts