Your SDYS weekly update is here!  The format for Season's First Downbeat has changed.

Read about our Season's First Downbeat, The Music Institute, Inspiration/Showcase DVD, Carpool Sign Up, Principles of Music Class  and more.
Season's First Downbeat's
format has CHANGED!
Season's First Downbeat 
for new musicians

Join us on Saturday, August 27 for an opportunity  to meet with our artistic faculty, administrative staff, board of directors, and other families prior to the first day of rehearsal.   All are welcome! 

No need to bring your instrument,
 RSVP today!

NEW SCHEDULE

Showcase Program
(Wind Symphony, Sinfonia, Concert Orchestra and Concert Winds)

9:45am - Check in at 1650 El Prado #207A (where you checked in for auditions), and                         breakfast social
10:30am - Orientation in Room 207
12:00pm - Peruse SDYS merchandise table, and local instrument vendor table

Inspiration Program and Principles of Music Class
(Symphonic Strings, Overture Strings, Overture Winds, Debut and Principles of Music Classes)

12:30pm - Check in at 1650 El Prado #207A (where you checked in for auditions), and                         peruse SDYS merchandise table, and local instrument vendor table
1:00pm - Orientation in Room 207
2:30pm - Dessert social
3:15pm - Downbeat ends

Ovation Program
Musicians will have a separate orientation with Mr. Edmons at a later date. 
2016 SDYS Season's First Downbeat Parent Volunteer Sign-Up
We are looking for help with Season's First Downbeat! As a parent volunteer, you will be assisting our staff with the Season's First Downbeat orientation, and the breakfast and dessert social event on Saturday August 27!

We are looking for several parent volunteers. Please meet our staff at the Casa del Prado room 207A in Balboa Park. This is the same location where you auditioned. ( Map).

Each hour of volunteer service will count as 1 service.

Contact Conservatory Program Coordinator Kyle Henning at khenning@sdys.org if there are any questions.

Thank you for your help!
Carpool Signup

Are you looking for someone to carpool with to rehearsals? 

Sign up here and your information will be added to the carpool roster. The roster will be emailed to all the registrants at the end of the day on:
Friday, September 2, 2016. 

Please sign up by NOON on September 2, 2016.


Inspiration and Showcase Programs
Principles of Music Class

This class introduces and strengthen basic principles of music such as ear training, rhythmic dictation and exercise, key signatures, note reading, clef reading, and much more, in an interactive setting.

Designed as an introduction to music,
we invite parents, guardians, and siblings to enroll in this class.  

Classes are offered based on minimum enrollment.

Tuition for Principles of Music is $250.

Class Date/Time:  Sundays 1:00-1:45pm
Start Date:  Sunday, September 11, 2016.

REGISTER NOW

Deadline to apply:  Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Tuition Payment deadline:  Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Inspiration and Showcase Concert DVDs
June 11, 2016



The June Inspiration and Showcase concerts were recorded and are now available for purchase. 

Click on here to download the order form Please submit the form to Walker Vision Interarts directly. If you have any questions regarding the DVD, please contact:

WalkerVision Interarts
P. O. Box 22533
San Diego, California 92192
Phone: (858) 458-9038; Fax: (858) 458-9104 
e-mail: pwalker@cts.com
Showcase and Ovation Programs

SDYS Concerto Competitions


 

SDYS offers an annual  concerto  competition in both the Showcase and Ovation programs to further students' opportunities at the highest level.  Winners perform their solos accompanied by their respective orchestra or wind ensemble.  

A limited number of candidates from the preliminary round will be selected to advance to a public performance.  During this final round, students  compete for the opportunity to perform as a soloist with a full orchestra/wind ensemble at an SDYS concert during the 16-17 season.  Students also  compete to win a monetary award to be used to further their musical education.
 
Applications will be available early September at  www.sdys.org.
Showcase  Competition
Preliminary Round:  Sunday, October 23, 2016
Location: TBD

Final Round:  Friday, November 4, 2016
Location: TBD

Ovation  Competition
Preliminary Round: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Location TBD:

Final Round: Friday, October 28, 2016
Location TBD:


Showcase Concerto Competition

Eligibility 
Showcase Program students in Wind Symphony and Sinfonia in good standing with SDYS are eligible to apply for the Showcase  Concerto  Competition.  Showcase students may enter competition on their SDYS primary instrument.

Repertoire
Please see the eligible repertoire lists for the Showcase  Concerto  Competition here: 
Artist/Ovation Concerto Competition

Eligibility 
Ovation Program students in good standing with SDYS are eligible to apply for the Artist/Ovation  Concerto  Competition.  Ovation or The Music Institute students may enter competition on either their primary instrument or piano, but not both.

Repertoire
One movement of a  concerto is to be selected. Non- concerto works are not permitted for use in the Ovation  Concerto  Competition.  Students must play the same movement from a concerto for the preliminary and for the final round.  If selected, the winner performs the entire concerto for the orchestra performance.

Repertoire is open for the Artist/Ovation  Concerto  Competition but must be approved by SDYS upon receipt of application due to copyright and rental availability of music from the publishers.

Visit  www.sdys.org for more information.
Ovation Program


Ovation Program and piano students are eligible to apply for The Music Institute, a pre-collegiate program offered with our partner, La Jolla Music Society. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, August 25!

As a student of The Music Institute, you will receive:
  • Rigorous instruction in music theory, music history, conducting, and chamber music practice.
  • Special performance opportunities.
  • Free concert tickets to select LJMS performances.
  • Opportunities to work side-by-side with top artists and music industry leaders.
Visit www.The-Music-Institute.org to view 2016-2017 guests, last year's roster of guest artists, The Music Institute Handbook, and the registration form. The deadline to register for this program is now extended to August 25, 2016 at 12 noon, along with the registration fee of $35, payable to "SDYS."



Submit your complete application by August 25, 2016 at 12 NOON to Mr. Kyle Henning, Conservatory Program Coordinator,  khenning@sdys.org to participate in this exciting program!  
Kudos!

Share Your Good News!

Share your exciting news about substantial musical achievements! 

We'll post them in the weekly update to inspire others!

Please submit your recent music-related accomplishments by email to Conservatory Program Coordinator, Kyle Henning at khenning@sdys.org.
General Information, Other Events, and Opportunities
The events listed below are for information only.  
They are not sponsored or evaluated by, and do not have a connection with SDYS.

Musicians are not allowed to exceed the maximum permitted absences according to the Musician's Handbook  by participating in any events listed below.
 
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school musicians.  The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 cash prize from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner up will receive a $500 cash prize.

The final round of the competition will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C. The final round is presented as a recital and is open to the public. The winner will perform in concert with the Marine Band at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the Washington, D.C. area.

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2016. For all competition info, please click
here.

2017 International Young Artists Competition - Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion.

S tarted in 1959, the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition celebrates the talent of outstanding young musicians. Held annually, this one-day 

 competition--originally a contest meant to give local students their first experience at public  performance--has evolved into a gathering of international musicians competing for substantial  cash awards. 

The deadline to apply is October 31.  For all competition info, please click here .
Balboa Park Explorer

Purchase the Balboa Park Explorer through the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, and a percentage goes towards our work to "make music education accessible and affordable for all!"

One day, multi-day, and annual pass options are available. 

For more information and to purchase your Balboa Park Explorer now,  click here !

Exhibits & Performances 
in Balboa Park for August
 
Please click  here to see a list of arts events in Balboa Park for August.



Sincerely,
Kyle Henning
Conservatory Program Coordinator
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory | 619-233-3232
contactus@sdys.org | www.sdys.org
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