As a result of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra's State Solo and Ensemble Festival held on Saturday March 18, 2017, nominations are made for students and small ensembles to participate in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival on May 18 - 20, 2017 on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.
Invitations to be a member of either the MSBOA/MYAF Honors Band or the MSBOA/MYAF Honors Orchestra are offered to the top scoring individuals in the Proficiency Exam portion of the State S&E Festival. Students MUST accept the invitation by registering online at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MichiganYouthArts?season=1529003(if the link does not work, retype or cut and paste the url into your browser) by Thursday, April 6, 2017. After that date, additional invitations may be offered to students to complete the instrumentation.
If you are not going to accept this invitation please email Mr. Paul DeRubeis at firstname.lastname@example.org so that the next student can be promptly contacted.
Nominations for Concerto Soloist are made by the individual Adjudicators. The nominated soloists must audition at Central Michigan University on Friday April 7 for one of 4 soloist spots. The deadline for submitting an application to audition is Wednesday March 29, 2017. The top 4 soloists will appear with the Grand Rapids Youth Orchestra in a Gala Concert on Friday May 19, 2017 at Western Michigan University.
Nominations for the Outstanding Small Ensembles are made by the individual Adjudicators. The nominated ensembles must submit an audition recording by April 5, 2017 to be considered. A panel of adjudicators will select the top ensembles in specified categories to perform during the MYAF. An Instrumental Showcase featuring all of the selected ensembles will be on Saturday May 20, 2017.
The members of the MSBOA/MYAF Jazz Ensemble and the Outstanding Jazz Combo will be announced following the completion of the MSBOA State Jazz Festival in late April.
Congratulations and Good Luck to all of these outstanding student musicians!
INVITED HONORS BAND & ORCHESTRA
MSBOA/MYAF HONORS BAND & ORCHESTRA INVITATIONS
NOMINATED SMALL ENSEMBLES
NOMINATED MYAF SMALL ENSEMBLES and ENTRY BLANK 2017