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Heartland Symphony Orchestra invites youth concerto particpants

Heartland Symphony Orchestra (HSO) invites young musicians from the Brainerd lakes and Little Falls areas to participate in its 2013 Youth Concerto Auditions.

The HSO Youth Concerto Auditions are a unique and challenging opportunity for serious music students to prepare and perform a solo orchestral piece before adjudicators, and up to two students will be chosen to perform with the orchestra at its spring concert in April.

In addition to performing in concert with the HSO, winners will receive a recording of their performance and be awarded a small music scholarship.

Dedicated young musicians through high school age are encouraged to participate in the areas of voice, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments, and they must prepare a work from the standard concerto literature with orchestral accompaniment.

Instrumentalists are asked to prepare one movement of a concerto or the equivalent. Vocalists should prepare two contrasting songs or arias.

Auditions will take place the morning of Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls. The auditions are open to students living in HSO’s central Minnesota service area and there is no fee to participate.

Students, parents or music teachers who are interested may contact the HSO office for more information and registration materials. Participants must complete and submit an application. Contact the HSO office at 800-826-1997 or email for an application form, rules and regulations.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant awarded to the HSO by The Laura Jane Musser Fund.

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