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A NOTE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Hello,

Due to ongoing health concerns the extended closure of RiverCenter, CSU, and MCSD, YOGC will not be holding any large in-person events through the end of July. Therefore, the Chamber Music Recital, Myths & Legends concert, and Summer String Camp will not be able to proceed as planned.

Any musician active in YOGC as of March 9, 2020 may skip the audition process and automatically be re-enrolled in YOGC for the 2020-2021 season if they are happy with their ensemble placement.
Therefore, you only have to audition if one of the following conditions is true:
  1. You were not in the String or Youth Symphony Orchestra during the 2019-2020 season
  2. You were in the String or Youth Symphony Orchestra at some point during the 2019-2020 season but had dropped out before March 9, 2020
  3. You were in the String Orchestra for the 2019-2020 season and would like to try and audition into the Youth Symphony Orchestra.
For those of you who are interested in auditioning for the woodwind, brass, or percussion sections: even with this decision, YOGC has at least one opening in every section available for potential new musicians.
For those of you who will be auditioning: We are currently waiting to see when Schwob or a suitable audition venue will open up before we determine audition dates and times. We promise to work with every family to make sure we do everything we can to accommodate schedules and any other barriers to auditioning. You can reach me at spayne@yogc.org with any questions you may have.
For those who are eligible to skip auditioning but have already paid the registration fee: We would be very grateful if you would be willing to convert the $10 fee into a tax-deductible donation. YOGC lost over $20,000 in revenue due to COVID-19, and we anticipate additional funding reductions into the new season. Please reach out to me at spayne@yogc.org to confirm this choice or to discuss additional options.

If you are interested in playing with YOGC next season, please be sure to register.

We are working hard to continue to serve our community from a distance right now and appreciate any support you are willing to provide. We have created a compilation of FREE music and music education resources available right now, which you can access here.

Please make sure and check your emails for additional online events and updates.

Please reach out to me at spayne@yogc.org or via DM via our Facebook or Instagram accounts if you have any questions or concerns. YOGC staff is working from home for the foreseeable future, so the office phone will not be answered. However, voicemail messages are being forwarded to email, so please leave an email address so we can return your message as soon as possible.

Please stay safe and healthy,
Stephanie Payne
Executive Director, YOGC

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