Concert Orchestra

2015-16 Concert Orchestra Schedule
Concert Orchestra Handbook
NEW Attendance Policy
Absence Form
Concert Absence Request Form
Important Dates to schedule around
Merchandise Order Form
Percussion Requirements
Expectations and Code of Conduct
Tuition Invoices (Full, Semester, Monthly)
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2015-16 Student Opportunities
Concerto Competition Information
GTCYS Ambassadors
Volunteer Opportunities
GTCYS will share more information regarding student opportunities in August

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
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2015-16 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, 12:30pm – 5:30pm, 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

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.

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
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