Hispanic youth invited to learn orchestra music

Youth orchestra's third season underway
Press Release January 26, 2009

The 3rd season of the Cornelius Youth Orchestras instrumental music program is underway. CYO is currently excepting new youth musicians from 1st – 12th grade into this exciting full orchestra program. Do your children play a string, brass, woodwind, piano or percussion instrument? Have they just started to play an instrument and want to perform with a group? Do they long to perform at public events? If so, Cornelius Youth Orchestras is your answer! CYO has 2 programs available to challenge your youth musician. CYO would like to invite all youth musicians to attend a free rehearsal this coming Tuesday evening!!

Special Call for Auditions! Through a Latino & Neighborhood Grant provided by the Arts & Science Council Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the CYO is excited to offer scholarships for student musicians of Hispanic or Latino heritage to participate in the CYO Spring 2009 program. Our Spring Program will include a public performance highlighting Latin American music to document the cultural story of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Latino community and Latino culture. Please contact Eduardo Cedeño 317-289-4984 for more information. Se Habla Español.

The Cornelius Youth Orchestra is available to youth musicians with three or more years of music instruction and is intended for those musicians that can perform moderate to concert level musical compositions. This program includes 45 minutes of sectional instruction from qualified music instructors, 90 minutes of group orchestra rehearsal and the opportunity for public performances. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, at Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School) located at 11900 Bailey Road.

The Cornelius Cadet Orchestra is available for youth musicians with 6 months to 3 years of music instruction and is intended as a beginning orchestra program. This program is 90 minutes of orchestra instruction and the opportunity for performance in a group setting. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 7:45pm, at Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School) located at 11900 Bailey Road.

Space in each program is on a first come basis and is limited to the first 60 youth musicians enrolled in each orchestra program. For additional program information, or to register, please contact Nanette Haraden, Program Director at (704) 765-1258 or visit us online at www.corneliusyouthorchestras.camp7.org

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