Centenary College of Louisiana launched the Centenary Youth Orchestra, with Dr. Todd Gabriel in 2014. The current director is Mr. Dan Santelices
Operating as usual
Bravo to our 2021 CYO Concerto Competition winners:
Official video of our November 15, 2021 concert. Many thanks to the Hurley School of Music and Dean Wikan for allowing us to perform in Anderson Auditorium under audience/orchestra covid protocols.
Thank you to the Centenary Marketing team: Jeremy Johnson, Sherry Heflin, Kate Pedrotty and Emma Oertling for capturing the performance.
Congratulations to Corey Bowe on his world premier of “Tragedy” and special kudos to the orchestra for a night of beautiful performances. So proud of you.
Centenary Youth Orchestra Fall 2021 concert
Our Mon. Nov. 15 concert is at 6:30 CT & will be in ANDERSON AUDITORIUM!All attending must wear a mask and be prepared to present proof of vaccination.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the possibility of cold/inclement weather during the 6:30PM concert time, the CYO performance has been moved from Hargrove Amphitheater to indoors in Brown Chapel!
Our Fall Concert is Monday, November 15 at 6:30PM at Hargrove Amphitheater!!
Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D-Major, op. 6
Corey Bowe: “Tragedy” for String Orchestra WORLD PREMIERE
Vaughn-Williams: Charterhouse Suite
Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre, op 40
2021 CYO Audition requirements & excerpts for flute, clarinet, horn, violin, viola and cello are available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sEEv81-6EehYkrwIK7NycpnZt0fhyNQJ
Email Mr Santelices at: [email protected] if your instrument is not among those listed above. Prospective members must submit audition videos by Monday, Sept. 6
Prospective string players may join us for string readings (next) Monday, August 30! Full orchestra begins Monday, Sept. 13
CYO SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP PROGRAM tomorrow, Thursday June 17, 6:00PM Brown Chapel on the campus of Centenary College.
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First day of Summer Chamber Music Camp in the books🙌
Centenary Youth Orchestra plans summer chamber music camp The Centenary Youth Orchestra (CYO) will present a Summer Chamber Music Camp June 14-17, 2021, at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music.
In addition to Cal Alexander, our other CYO concerto winners performing this Sunday, April 11 are Veronica Seal-Bravo, flute in Mozart’s Andante, K. 315 & Greer Kennedy, viola in JC Bach/Henri Casadesus’ Concerto in C-minor
GREER KENNEDY - VIOLA
Greer Kennedy is a freshman at Caddo Magnet High School, where she is co-principal viola in the orchestra and recent winner of the concerto competition. Greer has been practicing viola with the Centenary Suzuki School since she was three years old and currently studies with Charles Regauer. She has attended the Green Mountain Suzuki Institute in Vermont over the past seven years, and she qualified for the 2020-2021 Louisiana All-State Orchestra. Greer is a member of the Caddo Magnet tennis team and she enjoys playing with her neighborhood quartet, The Avenue.
VERONICA SEAL-BRAVO – FLUTE (Centenary College Class of 2021)
Veronica Seal-Bravo is a native of Lima, Peru and has lived in the United States since 2012. She started her instruction in flute ten years ago and has since participated in LMEA’s District Honor Band and All-State concert band. She has previously been instructed by Dr. Denette McDermott and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Arts in general music under the instruction of Sally Horak at Centenary College of Louisiana
What a pleasure it was to have Alexander Kerr, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, offer a masterclass while in Shreveport for a performance with the Shreveport Symphony! Mr. Kerr worked with Centenary Suzuki School student, Cal Alexander (student of Laura Crawford, Centenary, and Jan Sloman, Cleveland Institute of Music) on the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35, which Cal will perform with the Centenary Youth Orchestra on Sunday, April 11 in the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheater on Centenary's campus! Details for the concert will be posted in the comments below! Many thanks, Mr. Kerr!
“A New World”
CYO will perform our Sunday, April 11 Spring Concert at 6:00 PM, to a very limited audience, with mask-wearing and social-distancing REQUIRED, at Hargrove Memorial Amphitheater (formerly, the Band Shell). The concert will be streamed live. Check back for the link to the livestream!!
The concert will feature the World Premier of “Comprehension” for string orchestra composed by Centenary College senior and CYO Principal Horn, Brennen Templeton.
CYO Concerto winners: Greer Kennedy, viola (JC Bach/Casadesus: Concerto in C-minor), Veronica Seal-Bravo, flute (Mozart: Andante, K. 315) and Cal Alexander, violin (Tschaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D-major) will be featured.
Movements from Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “From The New World” and music from the Professor Layton video puzzle gaming series will also be performed!
Congratulations Concerto Competition Winners:
CAL ALEXANDER violin
VERONICA BRAVO flute
GREER KENNEDY viola
Centenary College and CYO are cancelled tomorrow, Jan. 11 due to weather. We will meet next Monday evening Jan. 18-MLK Day
Thankful for our CYO musicians on an AMAZING Fall 2020 semester!! Our audio/photo performance coming soon!!
Video audition applications being taken now Spring 2021! Email: [email protected] for more info!
CYO’s 2nd Rehearsal in a Socially Distanced Setting!
Greetings (potential) CYO members! We are proceeding with updated safety protocols in order to—hopefully to proceed with a FALL Semester CYO Program. The meeting time is still scheduled for Mondays from 7:00-8:30PM in Feazel Rehearsal Hall on the campus of Centenary College.
School for the college begins August 10, however we will attempt to meet/play (in-person) on AUGUST 17. Online activities/playing may be substituted in the event of COVID-19 quarantine or college shutdown. The concerts for this year will be broadcast online and/or recorded without an audience.
Specific information, especially for potential new members, regarding how our school year will look, as best as I can ascertain, will be sent after filling out the Information Card below AND submitting an audition video—due Friday August 14. The following are Google Links for:
1. CYO Information Card
2. CYO Audition Requirements and Excerpts list (specific movement and measure numbers are what to be recorded)
3. Excerpts folder for ALL INSTRUMENTS
AUDITION VIDEOS should be sent to Mr. Santelices at [email protected] no later than AUGUST 14, 2020. Videos should be uploaded to a streaming platform such as YouTube or Vimeo, and a link sent in. Videos can be left “unlisted” for privacy. Please remember that the videos must be recorded in good light so that I can adequately see your entire stance, instruments and hands (for all instruments) bow holds and the entire bow (for strings) and the entire instrument for everyone. If you need further clarification of this, please e-mail questions.
Proud of what CYO accomplished this past Spring, along with Rebecca Kay Vacha and her C.E. Byrd High School Women’s Chorale.
Information regarding auditions and how the upcoming season may look like will be emailed to returning members. If you are interested in auditioning or joining please email Mr. Santelices: [email protected]
FLUTE/PICCOLO Veronica Jimenez-Bravo, principal Mekensie Peshoff Dr. Rebecca Murphy, piccolo OBOE Hannah Hobson, principal Autumn Tuttle ENGLISH HORN Theresa...
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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😢)
Centenary Youth Orchestra's cover photo
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😊!!
CYO Open House & 1st Rehearsal tonight 7-8:30pm. Musicians are invited to “Check us out” w/o commitment. Refreshments served😀
C.Y.O. STRING RE-SEATING AUDITIONS ARE RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 11 & 12. CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND REMIND ON JANUARY 2
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.
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