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2020 Manawatu Youth Orchestra

Auditions for membership of this year's Manawatu Youth Orchestra will be held in Room 116, Square Edge Creative Centre (The Rawlins Room), Thursday evening the 13th of February starting at 6:30pm, and Friday evening the 14th of February starting at 6:30pm.

Auditions for all Violin players who are presenting an audition for Violin 2 only, will commence at 6.30 pm, on Thursday evening (13th) and for all Violin players presenting an audition for Violin 1, at approximately 7.45 pm.

Auditions for all Woodwind and Brass players will commence at 6:30pm on Friday evening (14th), and approximately 7:15pm for all Viola, Cello and Bass players.

Intending members who are unable to be present at these times may contact the conductor to arrange an alternative time. Players should make every effort to attend at the set times. Any such alternative audition must be at the consent of the conductor, and is entirely at his discretion. Note that to be eligible for leader positions any alternative audition must before the audition dates.

Audition pieces for certain instruments are available online from January 2020. Only players of Violin, Cello and Flute have set pieces. Players of these instruments also need to select a piece(s) or study(s) totalling 30 to 90 seconds, so as to best show their ability (grade 5 music or higher is most appropriate). For instruments other than that mentioned above, you must select any piece(s) or study(s) totalling 90 to 180 seconds. You should ensure that this best shows your ability. 

Further information can be found on the audition sheet.

Audition pieces 2020:

Violin I

Violin II



For further queries, contact Isaac Henderson: Email Isaac

2020 Manawatu Sinfonia

Are you a musician who enjoys playing in an orchestra? If so, then the Manawatu Sinfonia may have a place for you. Make contact with us by letter, phone or email, and tell us about your music experience.

Gillian Gibb
Email: Send an email to the secretary




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