In anticipation of our 2020-21 season, our Board and Staff are currently exploring and designing programs that do not jeopardize the well-being of our students, staff or audience. Our programs will provide the orchestral and chamber ensembles experiences for which YMMC is renowned – developing excellent musicianship, teamwork, and collaboration; performing great music; fun and meaningful orchestral and chamber ensembles experiences; and encouraging each individual to discover themselves and their passions through music.
There are several scenarios/models in the planning stages that will be adapted according to public health requirements as they evolve over the next several months. They include orchestra rehearsals in smaller groups to result in a virtual orchestra recording project. The repertoire will be Star Wars and the Euphonium Concerto (Bennett Bishop) for the Honors orchestra and Pirates of the Caribbean for JYO. In addition, we will use normal rehearsal time for smaller ensembles in both JYO and Honors orchestras in anticipation of a chamber music concert to be presented and recorded live.
Both of these programs will be presented as a live stream concert in November with a DVD to be available as well. Last, we are designing and exploring several additional programs for interested students including a Music Listening Club, online Master Classes, Music Composition, and Improvisation, most of which can be done in person and/or online.
We wish continued good health for you and your families and look forward to seeing you in August. Our first rehearsal is Wednesday, August 12th, at Hidden Valley. Further information and rehearsal guidelines/protocol will be forthcoming as we get closer to starting rehearsals. Have a great summer!