Centenary College of Louisiana launched the Centenary Youth Orchestra, with Dr. Todd Gabriel in 2014. The current director is Mr. Dan Santelices
Mission: The mission of the CYO is to provide high quality instruction for high school students by building ensemble skills and empowering them with the repertoire necessary to pursue college level auditions. By presenting a performance of quality with the ensemble every semester, we strive to bring both local and national attention to the CYO, the Hurley School of Music, and Centenary College of Louisiana.
[05/10/20] Regretfully, the CYO Chamber Music Program scheduled for June 8-11 is postponed indefinitely per current Centenary College COVID policy.
Thank you Sherry Heflin and Centenary Marketing Department for these photos from yesterday’s performance!!
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The CYO congratulates the C.E. Byrd HS Women’s Chorale and their director, Rebecca Kay Vacha-a Centenary alum, on their wonderfully prepared and musical moving performance yesterday!!
BRRRRRAVO to the C.E. Byrd HS Women’s Chorale and their FANTASTIC teacher/director, Ms. Rebecca Vacha in their debut performance with the CYO at our March 8 Concert of Randal Thompson’s “Come In” & “A Girl’s Garden” from Frostiana. Click on our live video link (32:33) and enjoy for yourselves!
Our 2020 CYO Seniors graduating this Spring at our March 8 Concert:
Emily Jordan - Violin, Airline HS
Autumn Tuttle - Oboe, Benton HS
Nathan Gay - Violin, Centenary College
Kaylee Messina - Violin, Caddo Magnet HS
Taylor Maust - Violin, Parkway HS
Katherine Phillips - Horn, Parkway HS
Evan Bryant - Trombone, Benton HS
Riley Daniels - Bassoon, Benton HS
Parker Fluegge - Trumpet, Benton HS (not pictured, due to sickness the morning of the concert😢)
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[03/07/20] The CYO concert will begin live-streaming at 1:55pm, Sunday, March 8!!
This is the Press Release sent out by Centenary College advertising our March 8, concert!! Please come or tune in to enjoy the performance😊!!
[01/06/20] CYO Open House & 1st Rehearsal tonight 7-8:30pm. Musicians are invited to “Check us out” w/o commitment. Refreshments served😀
[01/02/20] C.Y.O. STRING RE-SEATING AUDITIONS ARE RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 11 & 12. CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND REMIND ON JANUARY 2
[01/02/20] C.Y.O. OPEN HOUSE & 1ST REHEARSAL MONDAY, JANUARY 6 from 7-8:30. Any high school musicians are invited to “check us out” and read though our upcoming concert repertoire.
[01/02/20] CENTENARY NEW MEMBER AUDITIONS: JANUARY 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12. Email: [email protected] for info and to schedule an audition time
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[11/17/19] Fingers crossed: We’ll livestream beginning 1:45 for our 2:00pm concert!
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centenary.edu The Centenary Youth Orchestra (CYO) presents its opening concert for the 2019-2020 season Sunday, November 17, at 2:00 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music.
Congratulations to our fine musicians who competed in the inaugural CYO Concert Competition. Pictured below with Mr. Santelices are:
Caleb Joseph (Seitz: Viola Concerto No 3 in C-minor)
Taylor Maust (Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G-major)
Ashini Modi (Mozart: Concerto No. 3 in G-major)
Corey Bowe (Bruch: Concerto No. 2)
All performed with excellence! The judges: Dr. Cory Wikan, Acting Dean of the Hurley School of Music; Mr. Borys Smolaga, Principal Viola of the Shreveport Symphony; and Mr. Brett Andrews, Operations/Personnel Manager/Educational & Community Engagement Coordinator for the Shreveport Symphony—selected Caleb, Ashini and Corey to perform with the CYO for the March 8 Concert.
Bravo to all the students for your playing and the hard work to prepare for today. And also thank you to the parents, audience and their teachers for coming to support them!!
The inaugural CENTENARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERTO COMPETITION will be held this Saturday, October 19 at 9:00am in Anderson Auditorium! The following is the schedule of participants. Announcement of winner(s) will follow the performances! The winner(s) will perform with the CYO at our March 8, 2020 concert.
9:00 A.M. Ashini Modi, Violin
9:15 A.M. Caleb Joseph, Viola
9:30 A.M. Corey Bowe, Violin
9:45 A.M. Taylor Maust, Violin
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"John-Henry Crawford talked to The Times about the significance of playing Variations on a Rococo Theme with the SSO, his latest musical accomplishments, and the story behind his 200-year-old cello."
Sept 21 concert details & tickets:
10 comp tickets are available for CYO students for the SSO opening concert this Saturday. 1st come, 1st served. Contact Mr. Santelices through Remind.com or [email protected] to request
John-Henry Crawford is an alum of The Centenary Suzuki School and was a cello soloist with CYO for the inaugural year.
He most recently was the winner of the 2019 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition and is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music!! John-Henry is currently attending The Juilliard School.
I anticipate that this will be a sellout!!
shreveportsymphony.com On September 21, celebrate the new season with an all-Tchaikovsky spectacular! Following the fanfare-like Polonaise
[08/30/19] Audition times still available for Monday, September 2 and Sunday, September 8! Email: [email protected] to schedule a time!
Auditions begin today! Schedule yours with Mr. Dan [email protected]
Google Link to CYO Audition Excerpts File:
AUDITIONS DATES for CENTENARY YOUTH SYMPHONY/HURLEY ORCHESTRA!!
Friday, August 23 4:00-6:00PM
Sunday, August 25 4:00-6:00PM
Monday, August 26 7:00-8:30PM
Monday, September 2 10:00AM-12:00NOON
Additional date(s) to be added, as needed
Contact Mr. Santelices at [email protected] to schedule your audition
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (Strings, Harp, Woodwind & Brass)
1. Solo selection of 3-5 minutes
2. One 3 Octave Scale in Major Key
3. One 3 Octave Scale in Melodic Minor Key
4. Selected Orchestral Excerpts
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (Percussion)
1. Solo selection of candidates choice up to 3 minutes
2. Short examples of Timpani, Snare and Mallet(xylophone/marimba) not included in No. 1
=THE CYO REHEARSES ON MONDAY’S FROM 7:00-8:30PM
=THE FIRST REHEARSAL IS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8 AND IS ALSO AN “OPEN HOUSE” FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN JOINING
=2019-2020 CONCERTS: Sunday November 17, 2019 & Sunday, March 8
=INAUGURAL CONCERTO COMPETITION: Saturday October 19. 9:00AM-12NOON (details forthcoming)
=Contact Mr. Santelices at [email protected] to schedule your audition
The Chamber Music Camp Recital last night was an unqualified success!! Proud of all of our young musicians, for the families and the excellent teaching from the camp staff.
Shout out to Johnum Palado, whom I failed to acknowledge last night, for his brilliant accompanying and 1st year as a coach—after being a camp participant for a number of years!!!
Apologies to all for the livestream failure at last night’s recital. Posting a few videos from run through rehearsals, but hope to share video from parents.
Apologize to all for the livestream failure at last night’s recital. Posting a few videos from run through rehearsals. The following is a portion from a 1st time ensemble playing “Boogie”: Brian Han Holt Hamilton, Kylie Kay, Ian Shen. Johnum Palado on piano
Apologize to all for the livestream failure at last night’s recital. Posting a few videos from run through rehearsals. The following is a portion from Mozart K. 156 with Landon Kay, Ezban Robertson, Pius Lau and Fernando Trejo
Chamber Music Camp DAY 3!! Wonderful Performances coming your way tomorrow, Thursday June 6 at 6:30 P.M.(CDT) in Anderson Auditorium, Hurley School of Music Building.
CONCERT WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED!
Day Two: Fiddle Faddle. Harrison. The Chamber Camp runs on Dunkin
1st day Of Chamber Music Camp In the books. Been a GREAT day, thus far!!
Thank you for everyone who has signed up for the Chamber Music Camp! The Google Application will remain live for one more week, if you’re still interested in participating!
centenary.edu Young musicians will have the chance to learn to play music with others in small groups at the Centenary Youth Orchestra (CYO) Chamber Music Camp this summer.
CYO Chamber Music Camp deadline May 11!
June 3-6 CYO Chamber Music Program Brochure with the Application Link is available to access below. The deadline to apply is May 11 and is open to all instruments! Each participant receives Music Theory class.
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