Oswego Community Youth Orchestra Announce Auditions

Oswego Community Youth Orchestra is pleased to announce auditions for new prospective members on January 28 starting at 6 p.m., by appointment.

Contact Margie at [email protected]

OCYO members with conductor Dr. Juan La Manna.
OCYO members with conductor Dr. Juan La Manna.

This is for string and now wind instrument musicians in middle and high school.

Special announcement – Symphoria of Syracuse has just agreed to a Symphoria Day with OCYO on May 21 with a full day of master classes and then a performance opening for Symphoria that night in Syracuse.

Also the OCYO board has agreed to offer scholarships to all graduating OCYO seniors with two or more years in with OCYO.

Concerts: There are generally two regular concerts per season.

Other opportunities may be available. Rehearsals: OCYO meets in Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego on Thursdays from 7 – 8:30 p.m., conducted by the SUNY Oswego Orchestra Director, Dr. Juan La Manna.

Members of OCYO are serious string and wind players who have fun playing quality music with other like-minded musicians.

The group has traditionally consisted of primarily high school students with some middle school students included based on ability.

Usually the student has performed at level 3 or higher in NYSSMA scoring.

Members have consistently qualified for all-county and all-state level festivals, been concert masters and principal players in their respective school orchestra, and received college scholarships for both academics and music. Some have entered a performance track and some have gone on to become music teachers.