Tulsa Symphony creates videos to help area music students prepare for auditions

Posted on: November 17, 2020

“The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra has launched a series of online videos designed to help eighth- and ninth-grade music students in the Tulsa region prepare for auditions,” writes James D. Watts Jr. in Friday’s (11/13) Tulsa World (OK). “The videos, which went online last Tuesday and may be viewed free of charge at the orchestra’s website, show members of the Tulsa Symphony performing the music required for the North Central Director’s Association Oklahoma Junior High auditions. In addition to providing instrument-specific demonstrations of the repertoire, the musicians will share tips and techniques to help the students with their playing. [Participating] schools … include Owasso and Collinsville as well as Bristow, Guthrie, Jenks, Perkins-Tryon, Perry, Sapulpa, Skiatook and Stillwater public schools. In Owasso, school staff has sent the links to students so they can watch and listen over the course of the year. Numerous students in Collinsville are also participating. David Carter, the orchestra’s principal clarinet and director of education, said, ‘TSO education programs … aim to develop lifelong relationships with music among students of all ages. These videos will fulfill an invaluable role in fostering enthusiasm in young musicians at a critical time in their development.’ ”