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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Lone Star Youth Orchestra Seeks Musicians


Audition registration is open for the Lone Star Youth Orchestra's 2018-19 season. The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions, by appointment only, for the Lone Star Youth Orchestra's 2018-19 season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 and 25 at Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Based in Irving, the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and is open to middle and high school students residing in North Texas. Those selected to join will be given the opportunity to supplement and enhance their music education by learning symphonic literature through high-quality orchestral and ensemble training with the very best in the field. Students have the opportunity to perform with the Garland Symphony Orchestra and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra through side-by-side concerts, and also may compete for scholarship opportunities and guest artist spots through annual concerto competition.

Through master classes with distinguished professors and building connections with professional musicians, 98 percent of Lone Star Youth Orchestra students go on to higher education. Recent members have been granted scholarships at prestigious music institutions such as Julliard (New York), the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) and the Royal College of Music (London).

Auditions are by appointment only. To learn more about joining the Lone Star Youth Orchestra and to register for an audition, visit Las Colinas Symphony

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