Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced (Level 5) auditioned string orchestra.
High school students only.

Rehearsals:
          Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 pm.
          New Hope Campus, 22 Wm Blatt Ave, Southgate, KY 41071 (Click here for map)

Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.

Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr).
Fall 2018: Sept. 5, 2018 - Dec. 15, 2018
Spring 2019: Jan. 9, 2019 - April 27, 2019
Youth Sinfonia tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Sinfonia Student Expectations.



Youth Sinfonia auditions:
Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC

Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition. (Include your preferred audition day and time)

  • Scales: (3 octaves) A, E, Eb, and Ab Major.
  • Scales: (3 octaves) c, f, f#, and c# minor.
  • 3-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.
  • Prepared work demonstrating student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • Sight-reading.
  • Total of 5 excerpts as provided, from:
    - Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso
    - Felix Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 7 in D minor
    Click to download excerpts:

2018-19 Youth Sinfonia Performance Opportunities:

  •         Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, 2018: Youngstown Trio Workshop and Performance
  •         Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, 2018: Guest Conductor, Michael Wheatley, Workshop and Performance
  •         Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018: Holiday Concert
  •         Saturday, March 16, 2019: Barnes & Noble on the Levee
  •         Thursday - Sunday, March 28-31, 2019: Competition and Tour - Williamsburg, VA
  •         Sunday, April 27, 2019: Spring concert - Historic Memorial Hall

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org