2024–2025 60th Anniversary Season Concert Schedule

Veterans Day Celebration Concert
Sunday, November 10, 2024
Losner Park, Homestead
104 North Krome Avenue, Homestead
7:30 PM FREE – bring chairs and blankets

Old and New Holiday Favorites Concert
Sunday, December 15, 2024
Wm. Lehman Theatre
Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami 33167
4PM $15 admission

Concert in The Garden, featuring March Austria Touring Selections
Sunday, March 2, 2025
Montgomery Garden House
Fairchild Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road Miami 33156
2PM – Free with Garden Admission

Showcase Concert of Brass and Strings
Saturday, March 8,2025
featuring the Brass Choir and String ensembles
Sanctuary Of The Arts
410 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables, FI 33134
4:30 PM $10 Admission

60th Season Finale Concert with student concertos
Sunday, May 18, 2025
Florida International University
10910 SW 17 Street, Miami, FI 33172
Wertheim Auditorium
4PM $15 Admission

For more information on the South Florida Youth Symphony, visit the web at
www.Sfysmusic.org Or call Executive Director Marjorie Hahn at 305-962-2079

Summer Music Academy Time at the SFYS

Over 56 students attend four weeks ( 19 days) music camp, from June 17th to July 12th – where they experience a wide variety of development tools, instruments and ideas, inlcuding composition, conducting, steel pans, rhythm development , brass and wind instruments, all string instruments, piano and guitar. Each summer for the past 28 years the SFYS has hosted this developmental camp experience for children ages 3-18. Miami Dade College North Campus has hosted the SFYS since 1996, other locations have included Miami Lakes Congregational Church , Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, Wayside Baptist Church, and Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. Students’ excitment carries on as they enroll into the 9 month program on Sunday Afternoons and continue to develop into tomorrows leaders.

Youth Symphony Orchestra

Once string students have perfected the training level of the Beginning String Consort Orchestra and the Symphonia, Intermediate string orchestra, they are fully equipped and musically mature enough to proudly audition to become a member of the South Florida Youth Symphony. Admission to the Symphonia or the Youth Symphony is by audition only, existing students in the program must have the recommendation of their previous conductor to audition up to the next level.

Enrolling students please call for an appointment at the office 305-238-2729.

SFYS encourages students who play the following instruments to audition for this flagship youth orchestra: Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Piano, (clarinet doubles on Saxophone when needed).

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Practice Sundays 1 PM – 5 PM

Auditions

The 60th Season of the  South Florida Youth Symphony, offers a progressive training program for all instruments, to all students.    All new orchestra ready students must audition. CALL for an appointment on SUNDAY’S  at Miami Dade College North Campus Building 5000 ( Pawley Creative Arts Center) beside the lake, on Lake Road.
see:  Audition Requirements and Openings       CALL AHEAD FOR YOUR  SPECIFIC   APPOINTMENT   TIME !  305-238-2729

Students at the intermediate and advanced levels  should attempt to use the All State and Honors audition materials,  check the FBA  and FOA websites.

AUDITION   REQUIREMENTS

Youth Symphony Orchestra– For the “Advanced”player
Existing Students must get the approval of Symphonia teacher first if auditioning to move up to the Youth Symphony

  • Student must show a high level of ability on their instrument, play in tune, tune their instrument effectively
  • A prepared solo of students choice, preferably a concerto movement  (shifting to upper positions)
  • A technical study written for the specific instrument, can be from the All State requirements
  • All major scales & arpeggios MEMORIZED 3 octaves where applicable two will be chosen up to 4 flats and sharps
  • Short Sight reading excerpts of orchestral repertoire will be given.

Symphonia String Chamber  Orchestra
Existing Student MUST have the approval of class teacher to move up to the next level

  • A prepared solo of students choice showing ability to shift into 3rd position
  • A short etude showing the students technical ability
  • Two octave major scales MEMORIZED of F,Bb,Eb,D,G,C,A (shifting required)  two will be chosen
  • Short sight reading orchestral excerpts will be given.

String Consort Orchestra (entry level orchestra)

  • One octave scales of G, D, A and E in tune, can be read, but memorized is better
  • A solo piece of the students choice showing your technical and lyrical ability , demonstration of music reading skills,\
  •  Short sight reading literature given at the audition.This is an important aspect of graduating into an orchestra, to be able to play parts, instead of unison, with all the other players in the group.
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