MD for 2019 is Kevin Cameron, a highly experienced musical director and educator from Melbourne (Geelong).
Age must be 24 or under as of January 1, 2019. It is expected that an approximate level of Grade 7 NZMEB/ABRSM/Trinity or equivalent is the minimum playing standard.
Dates: Summer Event: Will be in Auckland, Wednesday January 23 to Saturday January 26. Three nights.Winter Event: Thursday July 4 in Christchurch, finishing July 7th. Three nights.
Musicians are expected to participate in both Summer and Winter Events. Exceptions to this will be considered based on available instrumentation, reason for absence, past commitment to NZYSW.
Cost:NZCBA is committed to ensuring the cost of NZYSW is as low as possible. In 2019, the membership fee will be $450. This will include accommodation, most food, costs associated with Musical Director/chaperones/managers, venue hire, concerts, percussion hire, buses, music, etc. Musicians are responsible for travel to and from their home and the rehearsal venue.
Cost will be $250 for anyone accepted to one event only.
A deposit of $200 is required upon acceptance of a position.
Full payment is required by early January 2019. Reimbursements will not be made for musicians who find themselves unable to attend for any reason other than bereavement or medical emergencies.
Closing Date for Auditions: October 31, 2019
*State your name clearly, first and last, slowly.
*Play all excerpts assigned for your instrument first. The bars required from each piece can be found in the file name. Play these as one take eg no stopping and starting. These excerpts can be found at the following url:
*Perform one other piece (or part thereof) of your choice: please, no longer than 3 minutes. This can be with or without accompaniment, but must be completed in one take.
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