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Students wanting to audition for Concertmaster must audition on Violin 1 music, as well as performing one page of a violin solo of their choice.

The new season will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church*. The Youth Chorus rehearsal is at 5:45-7:00 pm, and the Youth Symphony rehearsal will follow at 7:00-8:30 pm. The Emerging Strings rehearsal is at 5:30-6:30, and the Beginner Chorus rehearsal will follow at 6:30-7:15.

New and returning students for the Youth Symphony, audition music to practice for your audition will be posted on the "How To Join" page later in the summer. All New River Youth Symphony members will audition for seating for the fall season.

Regular Monday rehearsals will continue throughout the season, except for Thanksgiving week.  The New River Youth Symphony, Youth Chorus, Emerging Strings, and Beginner Chorus will be performing for the Christmas shoppers at Crossroads Mall at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 8. The final concert will be at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 10. A dessert social will follow the concert.

 **Directions to Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church, 2855 Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV:

From the South (Beckley) on Route 19, at the stoplight after the Lochgelly Oak Hill exit, just past the Fayette Square shopping center, turn right onto Appalachian Drive. Go one block to the stop sign, turn left onto Route 16, go 0.3 mile, and turn left (up the hill) onto Nickelville Road. The first driveway on the right is Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church. You will see the red roof as you get close.

From the North (Summersville) on Route 19, not far past the Fayetteville Walmart on your left, at the stoplight before the Fayette Square shopping center on your right, turn left onto Appalachian Drive. Go one block to the stop sign, turn left onto Route 16, go 0.3 mile, and turn left (up the hill) onto Nickelville Road. The first driveway on the right is Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church. You will see the red roof as you get close.

The Emerging Strings is a new performing group, started five years ago. The students play a variety of string instruments - violin, viola, cello, bass - and learn to play together in a group setting. The beginner-level students learn how to perform easy, yet lively and fun, arrangements for string orchestra.  The Director is Jessica Taylor.  Rehearsals are at 5:30-6:30 pm on Monday nights at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship, and the tuition is $25.

Jessica Taylor's life has been immersed in music since the age of nine. In 2016, she began an apprenticeship under Dianne Adkins, toward becoming a string teacher. Jessica loves to teach violin, coach music, and watch minds grow.

Contact Info

P.O. Box 177, Fayetteville, WV 25840  •  304-923-9622  •  newrivermusic@gmail.com

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