Call for Musicians

The Orchestra of Southern Utah invites advanced high school, college and community musicians to audition to join the orchestra for their 2011-2012 concert season. Auditions are currently open until the orchestra’s first rehearsal on August 25.

Musicians enjoy being a part of OSU for many reasons. “OSU is a great community orchestra with a wonderful director that brings out the best in the musicians,” commented String Bass Section Leader Carl Templin. “I love honing my musical skills and giving back to the community, especially the children’s festival and the Messiah performances.”

Cello Section Leader Nina Hansen said, “Joining OSU provides many cultural and civic opportunities, develops and improves talent and is a service to our community. Participating in OSU helps to create new friendships around the world. It opens the hearts and minds of all those involved.”

Advanced high school, college and community musicians who wish to audition for the orchestra need to contact the appropriate section leader to schedule an audition time. Violin Section Leader LuAnne Brown can be reached at el_brown@msn.com. Viola Section Leader Ling Yu’s email address is yu@suu.edu. Hansen can be reached at (435) 590-6463 or (435) 586-1055 or by email at cello@skyviewmail.com. Call Templin at (435) 592-5222. Interim Woodwind Section Leader Ariel Rhoades can be reached at (435) 591-0387 or (435) 691-0588 or by email at arhoades@mountainspringsprep.com. Brass Section Leader Dennis Loeffel’s email address is dennisloeffel1@hotmail.com. Percussion Section Leader Carylee Zwang can be contacted at (435) 590-5991 or rockindrummer5@hotmail.com.

For more information on the Orchestra of Southern Utah, visit www.orchestraofsouthernutah.org.