Photo: Tompkins County Youth Orchestra, another youth orchestra by The Violin Player

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Greater Loveland Youth Orchestras

A Program of The Violin Player

Our Musicians

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 About Us

The Greater Loveland Youth Orchestra was founded, and is administered, by the non-profit organization, The Violin Player. The GLYO provides quality full symphony orchestra training, instruction, and performance experience to young musicians in the Cincinnati Tri-State area, and makes it possible for them to experience the discipline and rewards of preparing and performing advanced repertoires. We strongly encourage each student musician's continued participation in other music programs, and require their participation in school orchestras and ensembles, as these programs are a vital component to the success and quality of the Greater Loveland Youth Orchestra and the cultural life of the community.

 Auditions

Auditions for the GLYO are held annually in May and Early June. Members of the GLYO maintain a position with the orchestra on a yearly basis (if you are in the orchestra right now, you have to re-audition for next year). Please click below to download our application. You can submit the application by e-mail to auditions@glyo.org or mail it to the address listed on it. For more information, please visit our audition page.

Concerts/Tickets

Concerts for our inaugural 2016-2017 Season are currently being scheduled.

Please visit our site in the Summer of 2016 to see a list of upcoming performances.

Directors Derek Voigt

See: derekvoigt.com for more information

 

 

D.M.A. Pre-Candidate, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

B.M., Ithaca College School of Music

 

Author of the works: “Playing the Violin: A Pedagogical Analysis of Violin Technique and Performance Practice,” the Comprehensive String Series: “Early Success,” and the forthcoming work “Rememberization,” Derek Voigt is an internationally acclaimed violinist and pedagogue. He is currently the Director of the String Music Department at Chatfield College near Cincinnati, Ohio. An experienced performer, Derek performs frequently in solo recitals, including performances in Paris, France, Alba and Barolo, Italy, a unique solo experience with an Italian Chamber Orchestra sponsored by the United Nations and the Italian Consulate in New York City, and performances in several other locations throughout the US.

 

Derek has taught a master class at Bowling Green State University, and is scheduled to teach a master class in New York State. He has performed in master classes with Christopher Hogwood, Charles Castleman, Elmar Oliveira, and Janet Sung. He began his violin studies at age 3, studying with Dmitry Gerikh. He studied Violin Performance at the Ithaca College School of Music with Susan Waterbury, and at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with Dr. Piotr Milewski. Derek is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts Pre-Candidate at CCM. When not performing solo repertoire, Derek can be found performing chamber and orchestral repertoire.

 

Derek has performed with professional orchestras and opera companies such as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, where he served as the orchestra's Concertmaster, and the Cincinnati Chamber Opera, where he served as Principal Second Violin. Derek has served as concertmaster for numerous other ensembles, including the Grassroots Festival Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, New York, the Voices Multi-Cultural Chorus’ Orchestra, and the New Violin Family Orchestra.

 

An Early Music enthusiast, Derek has played Baroque Violin in Cornell University's Early Music Ensemble, Les Petits Violons. In this ensemble, he worked closely with great musicians like Neal Zaslaw and Christopher Hogwood. He currently owns an unconverted violin made in the early 1700’s. Derek is also interested in 'new' instruments. He has played Soprano Violin in the New Violin Family Orchestra. This instrument is smaller than a typical Violin and is tuned a fourth higher (C-G-D-A). It can be thought of as an octave above a viola. It produces a very unique sound and allows for some very high notes. Derek also owns a unique Piccolo Violin. This instrument is tuned an octave higher a traditional violin (G-D-A-E). This instrument can be used to perform traditional violin repertoire at a very high pitch.

 

In 2010, Derek became the Founding Executive Director of the Tompkins County Youth Orchestra in Ithaca, NY. Since Derek's departure from Ithaca, the group has changed to become the Ithaca Youth Orchestra.

 

In 2008, Derek founded the 501-(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, The Violin Player. The organization advances music education by providing quality musical instruments, as well as other educational resources, to schools and individuals in Ohio and New York. Please see: www.TheViolinPlayer.org

More Bios coming soon
Our Musicians

Auditions for our inaugural season will take place

in Late May/Early June, 2016. A list of our musicians

will be posted here once they are selected.

Auditions

Click Here to Download Our application 
Click Here for Online Application

Auditions will take place over 3 weekends in May/June: May 14-15, May 21-22, and June 4-5. All auditions will take place in the afternoon at the Loveland Music Academy, 209 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH 45140. Please note your preferred date on your application

 

Senior Orchestra Junior Orchestra

General Requirements

-Every student must be a member of his or her school music program for the instrument that he or she will be playing in the orchestra.

-Exceptions are made only for students whose schools do not have a music program or students who are home-schooled.

-Students must be present for rehearsals: Every Sunday from September through May

-A candidate shall become a member of the orchestra when the tuition is paid. The non-refundable annual fee is $150 for our Senior Orchestra. If it is not paid, the candidate’s spot will be reassigned to an applicant on the waiting list.

-In cases of hardship, accepted candidates may make application to The Violin Player for scholarships. Please contact us at info@glyo.org for more information.

 

 

Strings

Scales: Two scales of the student's choice. One or both should be three octave. Required variations: (1) Whole bow on each note, (2) Long stroke and two short strokes (quarter note followed by two eighth notes) on each pitch, (3) Hooked stroke (dotted quarter note followed by an eighth note with a hooked bow) on each pitch, (4) Four bounces on each pitch (spiccato)

 

Solo:

- Prepared solo should demonstrate tone quality, technical ability, and musicality

- Prepared solo should be equivalent to OMEA Class A or B. Class C may apply

 

Sight Reading:

- Equivalent to, or slightly lower than, level of solo

 

Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion

Scales: Prepare all major scales in at least 2 octaves.

-A moderate tempo is suggested (quarter note = 120 or faster).

 

Solo:

- Prepared solo should demonstrate tone quality, technical ability, and musicality

- Prepared solo should be equivalent to OMEA Class A or B. Class C may apply

 

Sight Reading:

- Equivalent to, or slightly lower than, level of solo

 

Other Notes:

-Flutists who play piccolo are encouraged to demonstrate their ability on both instruments.

-Trumpet and horn applicants may be given pieces that require transposition.

-Percussionists are encouraged to demonstrate proficiency with multiple instruments: snare drum, timpani, cymbals (including gong and suspended cymbal), and keyboard. A severe deficiency in one of these areas will not disqualify you, but it is to your advantage to show some basic understanding of all areas.

General Requirements

-Every student must be a member of his or her school music program for the instrument that he or she will be playing in the orchestra.

-Exceptions are made only for students whose schools do not have a music program or students who are home-schooled.

-Students must be present for rehearsals: Every Sunday from September through May

-A candidate shall become a member of the orchestra when the tuition is paid. The non-refundable annual fee is $150.00 for our Junior Orchestra. If it is not paid, the candidate’s spot will be reassigned to an applicant on the waiting list.

-In cases of hardship, accepted candidates may make application to The Violin Player for scholarships. Please contact us at info@glyo.org for more information.

 

 

Strings

Scales: Two one-octave scales of the student's choice. Required variations: (1) Whole bow on each note, (2) Long stroke and two short strokes (quarter note followed by two eighth notes) on each pitch, (3) Hooked stroke (dotted quarter note followed by an eighth note with a hooked bow) on each pitch, (4) Four bounces on each pitch (spiccato)

 

 

Solo:

- Prepared solo should demonstrate tone quality, technical ability, and musicality

- Prepared solo should be equivalent to OMEA Class B or C. Students who perform a piece that is not at Class C may still apply.

 

Sight Reading:

-Equivalent to, or slightly lower than, level of solo

 

Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion

Scales: Prepare all major scales in at least one octave.

-A moderate tempo is suggested (quarter note = 120 or faster).

 

Solo:

-Prepared solo should demonstrate tone quality, technical ability, and musicality

- Prepared solo should be equivalent to OMEA Class B or C. Students who perform a piece that is not at Class C may still apply.

 

 

Sight Reading:

-Equivalent to, or slightly lower than, level of solo

 

Other Notes:

-Flutists who play piccolo are encouraged to demonstrate their ability on both instruments.

-Trumpet and horn applicants will be asked if they have experience with transposition. This is not required, but it is recommended that you demonstrate this ability.

-Percussionists are encouraged to demonstrate proficiency with multiple instruments: snare drum, timpani, and keyboard. A severe deficiency in one of these areas will not disqualify you, but it is to your advantage to show some basic understanding of all areas.

 

 

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