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Virtuosi of Houston begins its eighteenth season in the fall of 2014. Auditions for orchestra membership will be held on:
All auditions will be held at the Virtuosi of Houston Studio located in Memorial City Mall, Houston. A map of our location is available on the website.
*Concert dates subject to change.
Virtuosi of Houston operates on the theory that absorbing instruction in an intense, short period of time produces an excellent end product. The student musicians also benefit from the joint direction of two conductors. While one maestro is conducting from the podium, the other circulates throughout the ensemble tutoring individual players on the correct techniques of fingering, pitch, sound and other good music practices. Each student benefits from their complementary direction, expertise and knowledge.
All Virtuosi of Houston members are expected:
All auditions are held at the Virtuosi of Houston Studio in Memorial City Mall.
View map of our location.
The tuition fee for the 2014-15 season is $850 per student and is payable upon acceptance. Students in need of financial assistance or payment arrangements should send a written request for tuition assistance within 10 days of acceptance notice. The form is available on the Virtuosi website, or a printed form will be mailed if requested. The executive committee of the Virtuosi of Houston Board of Directors will rule on all applications for financial assistance the first week of October 2014. (Please note: All applications must include a copy of both sides of the first page of your 2013 Federal income tax return, with your adjusted gross income information.)
Applications and audition fee must be received at least 14 days prior to the preferred audition date. If the deadline for applications cannot be met, please call to request a waiver.
For additional information, please call Karen Needham at 713-807-0888
Mail, Fax or E-mail the two-page application form and non-refundable application fee to:
Virtuosi of Houston
2121 Kirby Drive, #117
Houston, TX 77019-6035
OPENING NIGHT CONCERT
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30pm
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall
"Before becoming a part of this program my exposure to classical music performance and working with string instruments were non existent. While I was slightly intimidated at the accomplished musicians of Virtuosi, I took on the challenge of being a part of this group with energy and enthusiasm, and as a result have made huge advancements with my ability as a musician. Being a part of this phenomenal music program has given me opportunities that I would NEVER have had through the public school. Because of Virtuosi, I have committed myself to pursuing a college degree in music."