PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY
CONGRATULATIONS to all who auditioned; we heard a total of 332 auditions this cycle and are thrilled to release the 2017-2018 roster below. Our thanks to the many private and high school teachers and the families of the students who supported this process. If you were not successful as either a prospective or returning member, we would definitely encourage you to keep music as an active part of your year; it was a pleasure to hear everybody who auditioned.
Accepted students have until 12:00pm Tuesday, August 22 to decide on their membership. Please email Dr. Prior by the deadline once results are posted ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT intending to accept your place ([email protected]) Any student who defaults on their commitment will be ineligible to re-audition until Fall 2019.
The first all-string rehearsal is Wednesday, August 30; the first full symphony rehearsal requiring winds and percussion is Wednesday, September 20. Full attendance is mandatory at all rehearsals.
The non-refundable tuition fee for 2017-2018 is $600 for the year and due at the first rehearsal. Because of generous ongoing support from Emory University this is an all-inclusive fee for the season; there are no additional fees for the audition, folders, music, t-shirt, parents’ association etc. Full and partial tuition scholarships are available. Consideration for scholarships is based on the needs of both the student and the program. Please email Dr. Prior directly for more information.
All musicians will bring their tuition to their first scheduled rehearsal (strings August 30, winds and percussion September 20). Checks should be made payable to Emory University (not EYSO). Cash payments are accepted; a receipt will be issued for all cash payments.
2017-2018 Audition Results & Roster
MEMBERS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY. There will be opportunity for rotation within wind and percussion sections throughout the season. TBD slots will be determined later in the week at the conclusion of late schedule auditions.
FLUTE & PICCOLO LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
OBOE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
CLARINET LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
BASSOON LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
HORN LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
TRUMPET LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
TROMBONE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
Errol Rhoden III
TIMPANI & PERCUSSION LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
PIANO & CELESTE
STRINGS: the initial string seating as determined by the string audition panel and EYSO coaches will be available at the first string rehearsal. There will be a second seating audition in the Spring where students will have the opportunity to move within (or in the case of violins also between) sections. String musicians invited to serve as principal players remain for the season unless otherwise determined by the conductors.
VIOLIN LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
Yerim (Erin) Cho
Sarah Anne Goodwin
VIOLA LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
Thomas Kim (North Gwinnett)
CELLO LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
BASS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
Gabriela Nguena Jones
“Playing in EYSO has been one of the best orchestral experiences I have ever had. I’ve learned so much, and played such wonderful repertoire by composers like Holst, Shostakovich, Dukas, and Tchaikovsky. EYSO helped me to learn how to take musical risks as a player, and I’ll never forget the lessons I learned.”