Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra to hold auditions

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Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra to hold auditions

Published: July 12, 2013.

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will hold auditions from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 28 for the 2013-2014 season. The auditions will be held at the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main campus located on Route 53 in Romeoville, Ill. The orchestra is open to high school students and advanced middle school instrumentalists who study with a private teacher.

MYSO has openings in the following sections of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba. Players seeking to join the orchestra should be prepared to play a solo, majors scales, and excerpts from Dvorak Symphony No. 9.

MYSO rehearses every Wednesday evening that school is in session from 6- 8:30 p.m. at Lewis University. The orchestra will perform six concerts during the 2013-2014 season. Concerts are held at Lewis University, Joliet Junior College and Bicentennial Park in Joliet.

Since 1991, MYSO has been under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Sisk, chair of the department of Music at Lewis University.

For more information about MYSO and auditions, visit the website:

To schedule an audition time, email Pam Nogal at or call 630-257-2733.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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