WINTER BREAK: No in-person rehearsals Dec. 8, 2020 - January 24, 2021.
Next rehearsal at FBC: Monday, January 25, 2021.
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CONCERT RE-CAP ZOOM CALLS: All 3 conductors have scheduled Zoom calls with their orchestras on either Sunday or Monday (Dec. 13 or 14) to give feedback on the Fall Concert and talk about what’s ahead for the Spring Concert. Links have been sent to each orchestra – check your email/spam or email the CSOYO Manager to request the link!
FLIPGRID COMMUNITY GROUP: Check out some community building questions from your Conductors, and record your response here to interact with your fellow musicians. New questions posted every 2 weeks. Connect here: https://flipgrid.com/20csoyo21
WATCH PARTY WITH MR. SANDOVAL: On Monday, December 28 at 7:00 PM, Mr. Sandoval will host a watch party for all interested YO members. He’ll select a video of an orchestral performance to watch together and comment on. Have a fun piece in mind? Send your requests to Mr. Sandoval at email@example.com. He’ll decide soon which piece to watch! RSVP to the CSOYO MANAGER by Sunday, Dec. 27 in order to sign up and receive the Zoom Link to the call.
HOW TO BE A MUSIC MAJOR with Kayoko Dan: On Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM, Ms. Dan will lead this Zoom call with tips and information about what it takes to be a music major, with Q&A time. This call is open to all YO members. At 7:00 PM, she will lead a critique for any interested Seniors, who would like to play their upcoming music school audition piece and receive feedback. Anyone on the previous call will be able to listen to the critique, but only Seniors will have a chance to play and comment. ALL interested participants must sign up with the CSOYO Manager in advance, by Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to receive the Zoom links and critique instructions.
MUSIC THEORY 101 with Ismael Sandoval: On Monday, January 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM, Mr. Sandoval will lead a class for anyone who’s ever wanted to know a little bit more about music theory but never had a chance to learn. This class is open to all Philharmonic and Symphony members. He will be starting from the building blocks of Western Classical Music Theory and venturing into functions of harmony, form, melody, and orchestration. He will also examine music theory within the scope of contemporary settings (music technology, music composition, audio engineering, pop music, etc...). Sound like fun? Participants must sign up in advance and participate in a brief survey to determine class content. Email the CSOYO Manager by Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to sign up.
All CSOYO Members must complete their health questions by 12 NOON on Mondays when rehearsal is scheduled. This allows time for all members to be cleared for rehearsal by 4:00 PM. Please set an alarm on your phone and make sure you have submitted your answers online by this time! Thank you!
CLICK HERE: CSOYO SYMPTOM CHECKER QUESTIONS
YOUTH AMBASSADORS: This season, ALL CSOYO Members are invited to participate in our NEW Youth Ambassadors Program. This optional program gives Members opportunities to explore arts advocacy skills through acts of service that will encourage the development of lifelong habits of arts support in their adult lives, and we will recognize these acts of service. Read all about this exciting program HERE: CSOYO YOUTH AMBASSADORS
Upcoming Opportunities for SERVICE CREDITS:
Members must submit a Service Report for each service, subject to approval. See the Youth Ambassadors page for available opportunities and a link to the form.
The CSO is incredibly saddened to report the passing of Floy Wang, former CSO Youth Orchestra Etude and Prelude Conductor, and former violist with the Chattanooga Symphony. In her four decades of living in Chattanooga, she also taught music at the Cadek Conservatory, CSAS, GPS, McCallie, and UTC. She made a lasting impression on the thousands of students she has taught, and will be sorely missed.
Contributions are now being accepted to the Floy Wang Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Watch it here: CSOYO VIDEO 2020
Many thanks to Robin Greenwood and the Greenwood family for this wonderful gift in honor of 2020 CSOYO Senior Sarah Grace Greenwood.