Weekly rehearsals are held from 2:00 – 4 p.m. on Sundays for 2 ½ months in the fall and again for 2 ½ months in the spring. Rehearsals are held in the Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN. There are three scheduled full orchestral concerts, which involve both the SMYO and the SMPP. Non-refundable dues for both groups are $100 per student for the year, payable at the first rehearsal, with a maximum of $300 per family.
Youth Orchestra and Primo Program members receive complimentary tickets to the Symphony of the Mountains subscription concerts, held at the Toy F. Reid Center in Kingsport.
·Orchestral excerpts for your instrument, chosen by the Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra conductor. Please see the Audition Excerpts page for more information. No scales required.
The audition requirements for the Symphony of the Mountains Youth String Ensemble consist of a solo selection of your choice, and a scale of your choice, at least one octave. A minimum of one year of study is required, and the skills checklist is to be filled out and signed by a private teacher or a school music teacher.
For questions or help, e-mail Patty Denmark, SMYO Manager