Under the Direction of
Derrick Spiva, MFA
is the newest addition
to the SCVYO multi-tiered
SIGN UP TODAY FOR OUR INAUGURAL
2018 SUMMER SESSION
❉ COMPLETE REGISTRATION APPLICATION ❉
NO AUDITIONS REQUIRED FOR SUMMER SESSION.
PLACEMENT WILL BE DETERMINED BY ARTISTIC STAFF
FIRST DAY OF REHEARSAL. PLEASE SEE SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENT BELOW.
The SCVYO is pleased to announce the newest addition to our multi-tiered summer ensemble programs, NOVAE SINFONIA, designed for advanced musicians. This cutting-edge ensemble will examine musical styles, performance techniques and basic theoretical analyses as they relate to performance of standard symphonic literature, as well as music from the 21st Century. Musicians will be introduced to techniques from non-Western performance practices that complement and enrich Western classical performance practices.
View the Jamming Saints video to hear a sampling of what will be offered in Novae Sinfonia.
NOVAE SINFONIA aims to develop highly skilled, well-rounded musicians, who will be able to perform and collaborate with musicians of any tradition or background in their future musical endeavors. Public performance is required.
Derrick Spiva, MFA, Artistic Director of the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra designed, developed and will head the ensemble, with his vast knowledge and experience as a musician, conductor and composer within this emerging genre. You can learn more about Derrick's vision for music in the 21st Century by visiting his website, A Bridge To Everywhere, the professional ensemble he formed in 2015, that melds contemporary, New-World and non-Western musical genres.
NOVAE SINFONIA repertoire will include the canon of standard symphonic literature, orchestral works by living composers, as well as compositions of non-Western musical genres. The practice and performance of a wide variety of musical works will help young musicians gain insights into the professional classical music world of the 21st Century and develop practical skills required of a contemporary professional classical musician.
➢ Students will develop the skills to approach a career as a professional contemporary classical musician, complete with rehearsal strategies, leadership opportunities, audition experience and live performance practice.
➢ Students will develop knowledge in both analytical theory and practice of a diverse range of musical works in both historical and contemporary classical repertoire.
➢ Students will learn relevant non-Western musical techniques and how to incorporate these practices into standard Western classical performance practice.
NOVAE SINFONIA is open to all new and continuing members of the SCVYO, including chamber music, guitar, advanced brass, as well as non-Western music instrumentalists, providing the student meets the standard requirements for this most advanced ensemble, as outlined below.
🎵ALL NOVAE SINFONIA MUSICIANS are able to play a major solo from the repertoire of their instrument, excluding band and orchestra parts, as well as:
🎵Violin: Can play 3-octave scales in all major or minor keys
🎵Viola: Can play 2-octave scales in all major or minor keys
🎵Winds: Can play 3-octave scales where possible and within the range of the instrument
🎵Brass: Can play 2-octave scales where possible and within the range of the instrument
🎵Cello: Can play 2-octave scales in all major or minor keys
🎵Bass: Can play F major/D minor, E major/C# minor scales
🎵Percussion: Is required to prepare a solo or etude demonstrating ability on snare drum, mallets, and/or timpani.
➢ Please note, NOVAE SINFONIA is the elite ensemble of the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra multi-tiered summer musical education and performance programs and is NOT affiliated with College of the Canyons. Members of NOVAE SINFONIA may choose to participate in Symphony of the Canyons during the regular Fall and Spring semesters. Students wishing to enroll in Symphony of the Canyons are referred to the college website.