Concert Orchestra

2014-15 IMPORTANT CONCERT ORCHESTRA DOCUMENTS
Concert Orchestra Handbook
2014-15 Concert Orchestra Schedule
Attendance Policy
Absence Form
Important Dates
Merchandise Order Form
Percussion Requirements

2014-15 STUDENT INITIATIVES
Concerto Competition
GTCYS Ambassadors
Volunteer Opportunities
More information regarding Student Opportunities

Conductor
Klemme, Benjamin.COBENJAMIN KLEMME, CONCERT ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR
Benjamin Klemme has an active career as conductor and educator, combining his work as GTCYS’ Concert Orchestra Conductor and Assistant Conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. His position in the Quad Cities includes leadership of the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles. Previously, he has held conducting posts at the National Repertory and Cleveland Pops Orchestras, University of Minnesota, Sante Fe Youth Symphony Association, and MacPhail Center for Music. His passion for and commitment to music education is displayed through his work both on and off the podium. In New Mexico, he helped bring classical music to life for elementary and middle school students as Artistic Adviser and Outreach Concert Host for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s “Music In Our Schools” program, and chaired the music department at New Mexico School for the Arts. In Ohio, he co-founded the Scordatura Chamber Orchestra, a Cleveland-based ensemble designed to support learning objectives in language arts, math, science, and social studies through interactive orchestral performances. Dr. Klemme holds degrees from University of Minnesota, Cleveland Institute of Music, and University of Northern Iowa.

Rehearsals
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
Driving directions listed below.

Schedule
2014-15 Concert Orchestra Schedule

2015 – 16 Retreats
Fall: Saturday, September 26, 2015, Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI (Note: if taking the bus to Camp St. Croix, students must be dropped off at Mayflower Church, Mpls at 8:30am and picked up at 6:00pm)
Winter: Saturday, January 30, 2016, Hopkins High School

Description & Requirements
• Review audition requirements
• Typical grades: 6 – 11
• Advanced repertoire includes original classical works
• New members should have good sight-reading skills and be proficient in advanced key signatures
• String players have experience with higher positions, vibrato and various articulations
• Wind and percussion players have developing technique and tone
• Percussionists tune timpani from a given pitch

2015 – 16 Tuition & Fees
$695 tuition*
$100 retreat fee
*Tuition for students joining in January is 60% of full year tuition, plus $50 retreat fee

Scholarships Available
Scholarship Application

Driving Directions: Concert Orchestra
Richfield United Methodist Church
5835 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
The church is conveniently located on the east side of Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis just north of Bachmans.

I-35W Southbound: Take I-35W south. Take the Minnesota 62 West exit. Exit on Lyndale Avenue. Turn right (north) onto Lyndale Avenue. Church will be in the fourth block on the right.

I-35W northbound: Take I-35W north. Take exit 11 for Minnesota 62 West. Slight right onto MN-121. Take the first right onto West 58th Street. Take the first right (south) onto Lyndale Avenue South. Church will be on your left.

Parking: Free parking is available in the church lot (accessible from Lyndale Avenue South).

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