With over 90 students in YMM's 2015 Summer Music Festival, students gather from across the state each Sunday to rehearse works from Tchaikovsky and Barber at the University of Minnesota. We hope that YOU will join us at our concert on Sunday, August 2nd at Orchestra Hall! Stay tuned for more details!
The YMM Executive Committee and Aaron Hirsch, YMM's Artistic Director, would like to sincerely thank everyone who applied and auditioned for this summer's 2015 Summer Music Festival! We are so pleased with everyone's auditions and believe that this year's summer orchestra will be the best we've had yet! Audition results will be sent out to students in the next week. Thank you for your patience!
STUDENTS! Are you still looking for a summer orchestra to perform in? Join almost one hundred other students from across the nation as they reunite for a summer of Tchaikovsky, Barber, and Bruckner! For only $30, students will receive the opportunity to work amongst other advanced high school, college, and college graduates weekly, in addition to individual instrumental sectionals with the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and their Summer Grand Finale Performance alongside the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall. It's an event you won't want to miss! Visit our summer festival page today; registration ends April 13th!
Check out YMM's own Grant Johnson speak about YMM's festival on MPR: http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2015/03/20/young-musicians-of-minnesota-are-unstoppable
IT'S OFFICIAL! The Young Musicians of Minnesota's 2015 Summer Music Festival registration and auditions are now online and available to students! Each student this year is required to submit an online audition recording of themselves performing the selected excerpts and scales for their instrument. The requirements for each instrument can be found on our auditions page.
We are thrilled to announce that this year's grand finale concert will take place between July 27 and August 2, 2015 at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. More concert information will be provided within the next 30 days.
It's time, students! Download the audition packets and submit your online registration and join the YMM for a wonderful summer of music-making!
Stop by the Minnesota State Fair Labor Pavilion on Dan Patch and Cooper TOMORROW, Sunday, August 31st, to hear several YMM ensembles perform! Here's the complete lineup:
1:00pm: Flute Duets:
Rachel Bauske, flute
Jenna Gullickson, flute
1:30pm: Trombone Duets:
Joel Kilgore, trombone
Ben Bussey, bass trombone
2:00pm: Flute/Violin Duets:
Angel Andres, violin
Toni Andres, flute
3:00pm: Violin/Cello Duets:
Grant Johnson, violin
Brennan McCabe, cello
4:00pm: Trumpet Duets:
Jamie Gorski, trumpet
Manny Laureano, trumpet
We look forward to seeing you there!
YMM would like to extend a huge thank you to all of its donors and community supporters that have allowed us to put on a hugely successful concert at the University of Minnesota's Ted Mann Concert Hall. Without all of your enthusiasm and graciousness we wouldn't have been able to share such an unforgettable night of music-making with our audience. We hope that you will continue to support us in our future endeavors, such as next summer's summer festival program!
BIG NEWS! The Young Musicians of Minnesota are pleased to announce their grand finale concert on Friday, August 1st, at 7:00pm, held at the University of Minnesota's Ted Mann Concert Hall. We need YOUR help!
"YMM has launched its 2014 Summer Music Festival, free to advanced music students looking for a summer performance opportunity. The group of 72 students rehearses for 4 hours every Sunday in preparation for our Summer Music Festival Grand Finale concert on Friday, August 1st at the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall. Abiding by our “no cost” mission, YMM charges no entrance fee to participate in our summer festival and will charge no admission fee to our concert. That is why we need YOUR help! YMM operates on a small budget that covers our basic operation needs. With YMM’s summer orchestra growing from last summer’s 46 musicians to today’s 72, and a larger intended audience for this performance, YMM is unable to use our past venues that originally were adequate for our orchestra.
We’re calling upon the community to help us cover our rental costs for Ted Mann Concert Hall. Help bring the Young Musicians of Minnesota’s summer music festival participants to Ted Mann Hall to share an unforgettable night of music with you. We hope to see YOU at our concert this August as we perform music by Wagner, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky with guest musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra. Help YMM keep the music alive by donating today!"