AUDITIONS FOR 2021-22

LAS VEGAS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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LAS VEGAS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS FOR 2021-22 !!

FALL 2021 AUDITION DATES

Wednesday Sept. 1, 2021 from 6pm - 7pm

Wednesday Sept 8, 2021 from 6:30 - 7pm

Schedule your time slot below.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Those who audition and are accepted will receive a free private lesson from a JOI Mentor!

 

Audition Location: Community Lutheran Resource Center

3690 East Tropicana Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89121

(Just west of Tropicana and Sandhill on Community Lane across from Community Lutheran Church)

WHY JOIN THE LAS VEGAS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA?

Jazz Outreach Initiative launched the Las Vegas Youth Jazz Orchestra in fall 2019 to present a groundbreaking new opportunity for talented students from diverse backgrounds to break school boundaries across Southern Nevada and explore, learn, and play jazz!

The LVYJO is directed by local master trumpeter, composer, arranger, and CCSD Para-Pro, Mr. Gary Gordell.  Mr. Cordell is a co-founder of JOI and is the Director of Programming.  Skyping in for rehearsals from Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is JOI Founder, President, and Artistic Director, Mr. Kenny Rampton. 

Mr. Rampton is a world-renowned jazz master, composer, arranger and educator and is a native of Las Vegas.

LVYJO Members will enjoy performing masterworks from both historic and contemporary composers. Members will learn about the music many times from the actual composers, arrangers, and band leaders themselves. Masterclasses and clinics have included luminaries such as Scotty Barnhart (Count Basie Orchestra Band Leader), Marcus Printup, Camille Thurman, Vincent Gardner, Julius Tolentino, Sherrie Maricle, Wynton Marsalis, Veronica Swift, and many more!  Students also benefit from weekly JOI Jazz Language classes included with tuition. And of course, the LVYJO will perform in public as a cultural ambassador for Las Vegas.

Students graduating high school who have been members of the LVYJO are attending prestigious jazz schools such as The Julliard School, USC, Michigan State, Berklee School of Music, UNLV, Peabody, and other universities.

This audition is open to all middle school and high school students. To participate in the LVYJO, students must be a member of their school’s jazz band program if their school has one. Open to all instruments - including strings and vocalists.