Livonia Youth Symphony Orchestras of Michigan

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Livonia Symphony Orchestra
Background Information

Founded

1959

Origin

Livonia

Conductors

Karen Holmes Danke
Carl Karoub
Timario Wilkins

Phone

(734) 223-1696

Location

Academic Building - Madonna University

Address

36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI 48150 37637 Five Mile Rd. #398 Livonia, Michigan 48154

Website

lysom.org

About

The Livonia Youth Symphony Orchestras of Michigan celebrating its' 59th year in 2018 is an independent, 501c3 non profit youth music organization comprised of young instrumentalists and committed parent volunteers under the supervision and instruction of our remarkable, professional conductors.

Mission

The Livonia Youth Symphony Orchestra's mission is to provide musical training to a wide array of students of all levels and backgrounds with music that excites the imagination. They offer incomparable musical training to young people in the region with varied performance opportunities in full orchestra and ensembles and encourage cooperation and collaboration enriching the cultural life of the area by nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences. They believe their programs promote excellence while fostering individual development and prepare students not just as musicians but as community members.


Ensembles

Info from website

​The Concert Strings

Our entry level strings orchestra, conducted by Karen Holmes Danke and assisted by Linda Ignagni, our Strings Specialist. Karen double majored in Music Education at Eastern Michigan University in both cello and piano. She brings over 18 years of teaching experience at all age levels. Karen currently teaches beginning instrumental, vocal, and general music for Livonia Public Schools. Mrs. Danke is excited to continue this journey as one of the string teachers for the Livonia Youth Symphony’s youngest members. This is a great learning experience and a fun group which focuses on note reading and technique. This is typically a string musician’s first ensemble experience. Students must bring their instrument, music handouts and a music stand to each rehearsal. Group rehearses from 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

The Symphony Strings

The next level in our young strings program, the symphony strings, also under the direction of Karen Holmes Danke and assisted by Linda Ignagni, our Strings Specialist, offers more of a challenge to its’ musicians. Musicians in this group are proficient to 3rd position and effectively using vibrato technique. The music selections are more complex, richer and fuller. Students must bring their instrument, music handouts and a music stand to each rehearsal. Group rehearses from 8:45 - 10:30 a.m.

The Wind Ensemble

Our entry level group for ALL wind instruments. Conducted by Carl Karoub, first French Horn and Assistant Conductor of the Livonia Symphony Orchestra, this is typically a wind musician’s first ensemble experience. Students in this group should know FOUR scales and be able to read music at a 3rd or 4th year level. Students must bring their instrument, music handouts and a music stand to each rehearsal. Group rehearses from 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Wind Choirs

For the more advanced members of the Wind Ensemble we have our choirs. Also conducted by Carl Karoub. Included are a BRASS ENSEMBLE and a SAX or REED CHOIR. Students must bring their instrument, music handouts and a music stand to each rehearsal. Groups rehearse between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

The Flute Choir

We are currently practicing a FLUTE CHOIR. This is a self directed studies group, with help from our parent mentor and occasionally Carl Karoub. Group rehearses 11:00-11:15 a.m. Saturdays.

The Philharmonic

This is a FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA EXPERIENCE for our most accomplished musicians. Private lessons are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for musicians in The Philharmonic. Musicians in this group are advanced sight readers. They can play two octave major and minor scales. Conducted by Timario Wilkins (University of Michigan School of Music graduate and violinist with The Southern Great Lakes Symphony and The Livonia Symphony Orchestra), and assisted by Linda Ignagni, our Strings Specialist, the musical selections are performed as written by the composers and NOT simplified arrangements. Students must bring their instrument, music handouts and a music stand to each rehearsal. Group rehearsal times are Philharmonic Strings 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.; Philharmonic minus reeds 10:45 to 11:00 a.m. and the full Philharmonic from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m-noon.

The Junior Philharmonic

The Junior Philharmonic Conducted by Carl Karoub, first French Horn and Assistant Conductor of the Livonia Symphony Orchestra is made up of Symphony strings, the ensembles, and other groups. Rehearsal time is 8:45 - 9:40 a.m.



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