Loudoun Youth Guitars
IMPORTANT!!! CHANGES IN THE SECOND DAY OF AUDITIONS
SEPTEMBER 16 IS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY AND SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED. THURSDAY AUDITIOS ARE MOVED TO FRIDAY.
Loudoun Youth Guitars is a performing group that features select middle and high school guitar students from Loudoun County who seek to take their ensemble experience to the next level. Dr. Miroslav Loncar conducts the orchestra and Dr. Natasa Klasinc-Loncar is the assistant director. LYG performs regularly throughout Loudoun County and the Metropolitan Area. Their concert season includes a Holiday concert a concert at the National Institutes of Health, Mothers' Day Concert at Barns at Rose Hill, and a concert at the Croatian Embassy. Loudoun Youth Guitars often receive invitations to perform at other events and festivals. As a result, they have given performances at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Marlow Guitar International, Loudoun Ballet, Composer Society of Montgomery County, Loudoun County Public Libraries, Salisbury University, Shepherd University, Eastern Shore Guitar Festival, Mid-Atlantic Guitar Festival, and other events and venues.
Auditions for the 2021/2022 Loudoun Youth Guitars will be held on Wednesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 16, at Park View High School, Room 723. New and returning students are required to audition. Please, sign up for a slot and prepare the requirements listed below. Don't forget to cancel your audition if your plans change, so others can use your slot.
1. Play a short solo piece of your choice, or an excerpt from a longer one, or a part from an ensemble piece. Your selection should not be longer than 2 minutes and it needs to meet the following requirements:
Guitar 1: Portions of the piece need to include notes in the 10th Position or higher.
Guitar 2: Portions of the piece need to include notes in the 7th Position or higher.
Guitar 3: The piece needs to include melody, bass, and accompanying notes but doesn't have to go past the 4th Position.
Guitar 4: The piece can be in either one or two parts and it doesn't have to go past the 2nd Position.
2. Prepare the scales required for the part you are auditioning for. Please, refer to the attached charts for fingerings!
3. Be ready to sight-read in the appropriate positions.
Auditioning for a certain part does not guarantee that part. The Director reserves the right to assign the parts based on his evaluation and the needs of the ensemble.
LYG practices will take place on Wednesday nights, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Park View High School.
There will be a mandatory meeting for all students and parents on September 22nd at 6:30 pm!
|| Miroslav Loncar