UNI Suzuki

Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra/Advanced Chamber Music

NIYO & Advanced Chamber Ensembles

The Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra (NIYO) has a new format this year.    Coordinator for the upcoming season is Dr. Julia Bullard. Advanced players are invited to apply for placement in a chamber ensemble. Small ensembles will participate in the UNI Chamber Music Festival on November 16, 2013 and the chamber orchestra comprised of all members will perform at the UNI Suzuki School Faculty Recital on February 18, 2014.  Additional performance opportunities may be available (April 10) and others if available will be announced as soon as details are available.  The season will be extended to May 10 for the large combined ensemble ending with a performance at 6:00 in Graham Hall, Monday, May 10, 2014. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP:

Advanced students in grades 9 - 12, by teacher recommendation.

LEVEL:

This is an advanced level orchestra.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

There will be no entrance auditions.  There may be chair placement auditions.

REHEARSALS: 

  • 5:00 - 7:00 Fridays in Russell Hall, room 116 except for the last 2 rehearsals.
  • Bring pencils for taking notes
  • Cello & Bass students should bring rock stops.
  • If you are sick, do not attend rehearsal.  Please call 273-2508 and leave a message on our school voice mail before 5:00.
  • Students are allowed 3 absences.

REHEARSAL DATES:

  • Oct. 11, 18
  • Nov. 1, 8, 15
  • Dec. 6, 13
  • Janaury 17, 24, 31
  • Feb. 7, 14

  • March 7, 14, 28

  • April 4, 11, 18, 25

  • May 2-- 5:00- 7:00 & 9--5:00 - 6:00 (in Graham Hall)

FEES & REGISTRATION:

  • $100 for the 2013-2014 season payable to UNI Suzuki (due at the first rehearsal)
  • Click here for recommendation forms. The form is required for both returning members and new auditionees. Teacher signature is required. There is not an individual form for each student, only the list of students from each teacher on this form.

 

NORTHERN IOWA YOUTH ORCHESTRA IS AN AFFILIATE OF THE UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL

NIYO Goals and Policies

Return to the UNI Suzuki School "Offerings" page 

CONCERT ATTIRE for concerts:

Women: black top (3/4 or  long sleeved), black pants or skirt (skirt must be below the knee or longer), black hose (black socks are fine if you are wearing pants), black dress shoes; NO sequins/glitter/shiny decorations, NO revealing or low-cut necklines

Men: black dress shirt, black suit jacket is optional, black dress pants, black socks, black dress shoes;  You may wear a black tie if you wish, but it is not required.

All: Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne to the concert. Some people are sensitive to these items or allergic, and we don't want any emergencies!
If you do not own the proper concert attire and are unable to obtain it before the concert, please send contact the director.

Final Concert:  May 10, 2014 in Graham Hall at 6:00