Loudoun Youth Guitars at Kennedy Center's Millenium StageLoudoun Youth Guitars is a performing group that features select middle and high school guitar students from Loudoun County who seek to take their ensemble experience to the next level. Dr. Miroslav Lončar conducts the orchestra and Dr. Nataša Klasinc-Lončar is the assistant director. LYG performs regularly throughout Loudoun County and the Metropolitan Area. Their concert season includes a Holiday concert a concert at the National Institutes of Health, Mothers' Day Concert at Barns at Rose Hill, and a concert at the Croatian Embassy. Loudoun Youth Guitars often receive invitations to perform at other events and festivals. As a result, they have given performances at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Marlow Guitar International, Loudoun Ballet, Composer Society of Montgomery County, Loudoun County Public Libraries, Salisbury University, Shepherd University, Eastern Shore Guitar Festival, Mid-Atlantic Guitar Festival, and other events and venues. Here is the link to LYG performance at the Kennedy Concert for Performing Arts from 2014:Auditions for the 2019/2020 Loudoun Youth Guitars will be held on Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5, at 7 p.m. at Park View High School. (Use the side entrance B6). New and returning students need to audition.Requirements:1. Play a short solo piece of your choice (or an excerpt from a longer one) or a part from an ensemble piece. The audition piece needs to satisfy the following requirements:For Guitar 1 - include sections in the 10th position and higher.For Guitar 2 - include sections in the 7th position and higher.For Guitar 3 - contain melody, bass and accompanying notes, but it does not have to go beyond the 4th position.For Guitar 4 - can have one or two parts, including melody and bass notes, but it does not have to go beyond 2nd position.2 . Prepare the required scales. Please, refer to the attached charts for fingerings!3. Sight-read in the appropriate positions.(Director reserves the right to assign the parts based on the needs of the group.)LYG will practice on Wednesday nights, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Park View High School. First practice will be September 11. There will be a mandatory meeting for all students and parents on September 11 at 6:30!
Last Modified on September 13, 2019