Youth Honors Concert Orchestra (YHCO)

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Intermediate Orchestra

Youth Honors Symphony Orchestra (YHSO)

Tuesdays 8:00-9:15 p.m.

Advanced Orchestra


2021-2022 YHO Season

Spring 2022 Audition Day

Tuesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm at the Goshen College Music Center – Orchestra Room, MC 150

Receive a 10% discount when you audition and register on Audition Day!

*Please note, current members who have already registered are welcome to come and play an audition to have the 10% discount applied to your account.

Audition Requirements:

YHCO:

  • A 2-octave scale of your choice (half notes).
  • Two minutes of a solo or piece from your school orchestra.
  • Students will also be asked to play a brief sight-reading passage provided by the director.

YHSO:

  • A 3-octave scale of your choice (half notes)).
  • Two minutes of a solo or piece from your school orchestra.
  • Students will also be asked to play a brief sight-reading passage provided by the director.

 

Spring 2021 Dates

Audition Day: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the Goshen College Music Center – Orchestra Room, MC 150 (see above)

First Rehearsals: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at the Goshen College Music Center – Orchestra Room, MC 150

YHSO Side-by-Side with Goshen College Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 pm in Sauder Concert Hall

Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm in Sauder Concert Hall

Spring Concert: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm in Sauder Concert Hall

For more information about the Youth Honors Orchestras, please contact CSA Program Director Hillary Harder at yho@goshen.edu or (574) 535-7341.


Questions?: Please contact CSA Program Director Hillary Harder at yho@goshen.edu or (574) 535-7341.

The YHO Registration Form can be downloaded here.


Victoria Petrak, YHO Musical Director

Victoria Petrak is a conductor, performer and educator recently appointed Director of Orchestras for Concord Community Schools in Elkhart. She recently completed her Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting at Kent State University under the instruction of Dr. Jungho Kim, while teaching orchestra in the Shaker Heights School district. Previously, she earned her BM in violin performance and BME in music education at Baldwin Wallace University where she studied violin with Dr. Julian Ross and Katherine Bormann. Victoria’s conducting education has included study with Octavio Más-Arocás and Tiffany Chang, and master classes in the United States and Europe with Howard Williams, John Farrer, Markand Thakar, and Kevin Noe.

While studying at Kent State University, Petrak worked with Kent State University Orchestra, Opera Production and Scenes, and New Music Ensemble. Additionally, Victoria is on faculty at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine and conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, teaches private lessons and coaches chamber music. Previously, she taught middle school band in Lakewood City Schools, and was an ensemble manager and assistant at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Victoria has been assistant conductor to Donna Jelen at Shaker Heights High School, assistant to Octavio Más-Arocas for the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory Summer Institute orchestras. She was chosen as the first guest conductor for the Contemporary Youth Orchestra under the direction of Liza Grossman, and conducted the United States premiere of Fay Wang’s The Play of Toys. An advocate for contemporary music, Victoria has conducted multiple world premieres with the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra, BW Brass Ensemble fanfare project, and the premiere of Scott Little’s opera Story of an Hour with the Kent State University Opera scenes program. She hopes to continue to diversify the repertoire performed by orchestras, and increase the accessibility of orchestral music. As a performer, Victoria enjoys playing in orchestra and has toured Europe with the International Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as performed with the National Music Festival Orchestra, and Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival Orchestra.