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Summer Young Artists Orchestra


POSTPONED: Summer Young Artists Orchestra 2020

Regrettably, due to ongoing health concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the 2020 SYAO program has been postponed. New dates will be announced once they are available. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

About the Summer Young Artists Orchestra program

This summer orchestra experience will include rehearsals, master classes, section rehearsals and a final concert featuring all participants. Faculty will include Blair professors and Nashville Symphony Orchestra members. The SYAO is open by audition to students in grades 6-12.

Email director Craig Madole for more information.

How to apply

1. Complete the online application.

2. Audition repertoire is a prepared solo (1-2 pages) of your choice, and a 2-3 octave major scale of your choice. You may email your audition recording directly to: Craig Madole; or you may post your recording to YouTube with a numerical code and email the code to Madole; or you may send your recording to him via a Dropbox link.

3. Musicians who are accepted into the SYAO must register via our online registration portal by May 11.

The priority deadline for SYAO admission is April 15. You may apply after this date, but SRO positions may be filled by the priority deadline.