Where are rehearsals?
Weekly rehearsals are held in the Orchestra Room (GT416) and (GT 509) of the Gunther Trades Building at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.
When are rehearsals?
SATURDAY MORNINGS from 8:30 AM -11:30 AM.
Can I miss rehearsals?
Missing rehearsals should be avoided aggressively. The rest of the symphony relies upon your attendance, hard work, and success. By Utah Valley Youth Symphony policy, you remain in good standing as long as you attend 90% of the rehearsals that are scheduled. With approximately 30 regular season rehearsals, that means you should miss NO MORE than 3 rehearsals total. If you miss more rehearsals than that without an extreme-case reason, you may lose your seat, give up your part, or be dismissed from the group. Members dismissed for attendance or tardy issues are not eligible for any tuition refund. There will be a form on how to submit a missed absence given to you on the first rehearsal.
What do I do if I can’t attend a rehearsal?
To be excused, an absence must be approved by Kameron Conley at least one week in advance. If an emergency arises, please call and leave a message on Kameron Conley's phone or email so he can let Dr. Chau know you will be missing. (Expect that Kameron will ask why you are missing rehearsal.) Unexcused absences and/or tardies constitute grounds for reseating or dismissal from the group. Members dismissed for attendance or tardy issues are not eligible for any tuition refund. Kameron's cell number is 702-592-9241 or email is firstname.lastname@example.org
How are sections and seating determined?
At your initial audition, you will be placed in an appropriate orchestra and section. For this reason, it is important to prepare for the audition thoroughly. Seating assignments within the section are made at the sole discretion of the Conductor whose responsibility it is to create a highly functioning and balanced orchestra. Once you are seated for the semester, no further seating adjustments are intended except for cases of attendance or attitude. However, conductors have the final power to adjust seating for musical reasons.