News & Events
Winter Concert 2010
Photos of the Winter Concert, March 13, 2010, taken by Caroline Dawson, are available to download at Shutterfly.
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Previous Concert Photos
Winner — Roger Sun (violin)
Runners Up — Alec Timpe (flute) and Alice Cao (violin)
Winner — Kellin Pelrine (violin)
Runner Up — Michael Lenssen (trumpet)
Congratulations to these wonderful, talented students. The winners will perform their pieces with the Symphony Orchestra at our last concert of the season in May.
All of the students that performed did a wonderful job and we are proud of all of them.
BYS Student Wins in 2010 LSO Young Artist Competition
Symphony violinist, Alexi Whitsel, won 2nd place in the Junior division of the LSO Young Artist Competition, January 9, 2010, performing the Mendelssohn violin concert in E minor, 1st movement, accompanied by Keiko Haneda on piano. Whitsel will recieve his award during a special family concert of the LSO on January 30, 2010.
Award winning soloists for 2009/2010!
Soloists to perform with BYS this year:
Winter Concert: Dr. Charles Lee, Principal Cellist of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and Cello Instructor at the Regis University in Denver.
Spring Concert: TBD
China Trip in Spring of 2010
A fantastic opportunity is available to BYS students, ages 13 and older, to spend 16 days touring China, leaving May 31, 2010, and returning June 16, 2010. You may view a web version of Keynes Chen's power point presentation of the trip. Please note that it is best viewed with Internet Explorer, as it was converted from a Microsoft application. You may also have to allow ActiveX controls in your browser.
Special Event Featuring BYS Students
On April 25th 2009, Dan Zanes and Friends performed at the Boulder Theatre and some of our BYS Symphony students participated in this fun event. Check out photos of the concert
The BYS congratulates two of its Symphony students for recieving "Most Outstanding Musician Awards" at the end of the school year, from their school Orchestra Director at Altona Middle School in Longmont.. They are:
Alexi Whitsel, 7th grade Orchestra Violin Concert Master
Alex Bailey, 8th grade Orchestra Violin Concert Master
Award Winning Students
Recent awards won by Boulder Youth Symphony Students include:
- 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Composition Contest (National)
- Kiwani Rising Stars of Tomorrow Competition
- 2008 Pikes Peak National (US + Canada) Composition Contest
- Longmont Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
- CSMTA Concerto Competition
- 1st Chair All-State placement
"Music for All" Outreach Program
Financial aid (based on need) is available to those who qualify. In 25 years, we have never turned down a student from BYS participation for financial reasons.
This program (new in 2008) is designed to give quality musical experiences to students IN FINANCIAL NEED. For these students, BYS provides any combination of private lessons, instrument purchase, and/or BYS tuition assistance. Any students 17 years or younger are eligible and our biggest qualifier is that the student qualify for free or reduced lunch at school. Students who are in financial need but do not meet this lunch qualification are still eligible but must explain clearly why they are in need of assistance.
To apply, simply return the completed application above and return to Boulder Youth Symphony by email or mail to:
Boulder Youth Symphony, 1237 Pine Street. Boulder, CO 80302
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