Centenary Youth Orchestra

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

Centenary Youth Orchestra plans summer chamber music camp 05/08/2021

Centenary Youth Orchestra plans summer chamber music camp

https://www.centenary.edu/news-media/story/centenary-youth-orchestra-plans-summer-chamber-music-camp/

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.

05/08/2021
Photos from Centenary Youth Orchestra's post 04/09/2021

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

04/09/2021

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!

04/03/2021

“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!

“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!

[02/02/21]   Congratulations Concerto Competition Winners:
CAL ALEXANDER violin
VERONICA BRAVO flute
GREER KENNEDY viola

[01/11/21]   Centenary College and CYO are cancelled tomorrow, Jan. 11 due to weather. We will meet next Monday evening Jan. 18-MLK Day

[11/30/20]   Thankful for our CYO musicians on an AMAZING Fall 2020 semester!! Our audio/photo performance coming soon!!

[11/30/20]   Video audition applications being taken now Spring 2021! Email: [email protected] for more info!

09/01/2020

CYO’s 2nd Rehearsal in a Socially Distanced Setting!

docs.google.com 08/07/2020

Hurley Orchestra - Centenary Youth Orchestra Contact Information

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

https://forms.gle/iU4KZ2PB1mgzxjtt5

2. CYO Audition Requirements and Excerpts list (specific movement and measure numbers are what to be recorded)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-qKdKXcBqHiQSD3fmoP3tQUN0ZRUumGOqY8xQrjJPLI/edit

3. Excerpts folder for ALL INSTRUMENTS

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-8P0Vh1dlUChg4kVinzIMW7sqFKJNuSb

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.

docs.google.com

07/09/2020

Centenary Youth Orchestra Concert

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]

https://youtu.be/_qtZQIITxsk

FLUTE/PICCOLO Veronica Jimenez-Bravo, principal Mekensie Peshoff Dr. Rebecca Murphy, piccolo OBOE Hannah Hobson, principal Autumn Tuttle ENGLISH HORN Theresa...

nytimes.com 07/06/2020

Ennio Morricone, Influential Creator of Music for Modern Cinema, Dies at 91

nytimes.com The Italian composer wrote atmospheric scores for spaghetti westerns and some 500 films by a Who’s Who of international directors.

[05/10/20]   Regretfully, the CYO Chamber Music Program scheduled for June 8-11 is postponed indefinitely per current Centenary College COVID policy.

centenaryla.zenfolio.com 03/09/2020

Centenary Youth Orchestra Photos 2020

Thank you Sherry Heflin and Centenary Marketing Department for these photos from yesterday’s performance!!

https://centenaryla.zenfolio.com/centenary_youth_orchestra_2020?fpciidx=99

centenaryla.zenfolio.com Centenary College of Louisiana

03/09/2020

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!!

03/09/2020

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!

03/09/2020

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😢)

03/09/2020

Centenary Youth Orchestra's cover photo

[03/07/20]   The CYO concert will begin live-streaming at 1:55pm, Sunday, March 8!!

03/04/2020

apps.centenary.edu

This is the Press Release sent out by Centenary College advertising our March 8, concert!! Please come or tune in to enjoy the performance😊!!

https://apps.centenary.edu/attachments/mcrequest/32475-1583175976-CYOMarch.docx

apps.centenary.edu

03/02/2020

[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

11/19/2019

Centenary Youth Orchestra's cover photo

[11/17/19]   Fingers crossed: We’ll livestream beginning 1:45 for our 2:00pm concert!

11/16/2019

Centenary Youth Orchestra

centenary.edu 11/15/2019

Centenary Youth Orchestra fall concert is November 17 in Anderson Auditorium

https://www.centenary.edu/news-media/story/centenary-youth-orchestra-fall-concert-is-november-17-in-anderson-auditorium/

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.

10/19/2019

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!!

[10/16/19]   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

09/20/2019

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

"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:
https://shreveportsymphony.com/concerts/opening-night-2019/

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/09/19/shreveport-symphony-orchestra-concert-cellist-john-henry-crawford/2342642001/

shreveportsymphony.com 09/18/2019

OPENING NIGHT SPECTACULAR

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!!

https://shreveportsymphony.com/coming-up/

shreveportsymphony.com On September 21, celebrate the new season with an all-Tchaikovsky spectacular! Following the fanfare-like Polonaise

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