YOUTH SYMPHONY AUDITIONS & PRACTICE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
AUDITIONS FOR YOUTH SYMPHONY SPRING SEASON 2017!
WESTERN PIEDMONT YOUTH SYMPHONY WILL HOLD AUDITIONS FOR THE SPRING SEASON 2017.
AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE
3:30-7PM ON JANUARY 9TH
3:30-5PM ON JANUARY 23RD
3:30-5 pm ON January 30
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING AUDITIONS, PLEASE CONTACT 828-324-8603 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
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Joseph Brunjes is a Wilmington, North Carolina native who currently lives
with his wife, daughter, and assorted pets in Walnut Cove. Joseph has been
conducting for over twenty years. Prior to leading the Western Piedmont Youth
Symphony, he was founder and conductor of the Oleander Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Brunjes was a fellow at workshops in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, and
Bulgaria and has studied with renowned teachers including Harold Farberman,
Gustav Meier, Daniel Lewis, Kenneth Keisler, Mark Gibson and Larry Rachleff.
Joseph has been active as a guest conductor of various ensembles throughout North
Carolina, Connecticut and New York.
Joseph has worked with many youth orchestras such as the Farmington
Summer Suzuki String Academy, North Carolina Eastern Regional Middle School
All-State Orchestra, Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, New Haven Youth
Symphony, Greater Waterbury Youth Symphony, and the Winston-Salem Youth
An accomplished violinist, Mr. Brunjes served on the string faculty of the
University of North Carolina at Wilmington and was violinist of the Atlantean Trio.
His teaching has been recognized by the Suzuki Association of the Americas by
winning the ASI Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Trainer Grant. From the North Carolina
School of the Arts, he earned a BM in violin performance and two Master of Music
degrees, one in violin performance and the other in conducting. He also holds a
Graduate Professional Diploma in conducting from the Hartt School.
The Western Piedmont Youth Symphony was founded by the second conductor of the Western Piedmont Symphony, Martin Bellar. The Youth Symphony was established for young musicians interested in playing in an orchestra with the full complement of winds, brass, and percussion as well as strings. Under the direction of Maestro John Gordon Ross, the WPS Youth Symphony is one of the largest youth symphonies in the state. Membership is by annual competitive auditions and includes students from middle school through college from the Unifour region and beyond. The Western Piedmont Youth Symphony serves as a valuable component of strong musical education which includes school music programs and individual instruction. Registration for the full year is $100/musician. These funds are used to pay music rentals, the conductor’s expertise, rehearsal room rent, etc.
Rehearsals are held weekly on Monday evenings and the Youth Symphony performs two concerts annually. Repertoire includes both original works and educational arrangements of standard orchestral literature.