Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic

Orchestra Description 2016_2017 Season

  • Full Symphonic Orchestra
  • Grades 9-12
  • 5-8 years experience

Course Description

  • Approximately 33 rehearsals (total with semesters I and II) meeting mostly once a week for 2.5 hours per rehearsal session, and three-four concerts per season, eligible for a total of CCSD half-credit hour over a period of two semesters
  • Study and preparation for three to four concerts, and occasional special performances
  • Offers Gr.11/12 Concerto Competition/Apply-Aug.; Audition -Dec.; winner solos with orchestra at Spring Concert
  • Enrichment and advanced study of musical repertoire for higher levels of music learning
  • Complex orchestra repertoire in complete orchestral setting at collegiate and pre-collegiate level
  • Develop skills in teamwork and student's part as it relates to student's section and entire orchestra
  • Occasional visits from guest conductors/clinicians
  • Opportunity to work with professional section specialists
  • Role model for Symphony, and Ensemble students
  • Opportunity to develop friendships with select musicians county-wide, and be recognized locally, regionally, nationally and globally
Ryan Watson, Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic Conductor