|SOUTHEASTERN INVITES YOUNG STRING PLAYERS TO JOIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Department of Music and Dramatic Arts is inviting talented young north
shore string players to join the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra.
Directed by Yakov Voldman, the orchestra
performs an average of four concerts annually on campus and at the university’s
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond. Recent concerts
have featured world famous guest artists, including violinists Ilya Keller
and Yuri Zhislin, and the Moscow Piano Trio.
The invitation to join the Chamber
Orchestra is extended to students 13 years of age and older. Those interested
should contact Voldman (985-549-5182) for a private audition at which they
will perform a three-octave scale and a solo composition of their choice.
“The string program that Dr. Voldman
has built at Southeastern is one of the crown jewels of the music department,”
said Kenneth Boulton, director of Southeastern’s Community Music School.
“This is a great opportunity for talented young musicians to gain performance
experience and join in a wonderful music program right in their own backyard.”
Boulton said several high school age
Community Music School students are currently members of the Chamber Orchestra.
The Community Music School offers private instruction to adults and children
in guitar, violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and
percussion at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium on the university’s
main campus and at the Southeastern St. Tammany Center, located in the
parish government complex on Koop Drive near Mandeville. Spring semester
CMS classes begin Jan. 24.
Information about CMS, including a
spring 2005 semester registration packet, is available online at www.selu.edu/cms.
For further details, contact the CMS office or Boulton at 985-549-5502