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Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Announces Open Auditions for Soloists for 2010

First High School Honors Piano Performance Seminar Attracts 20 Gifted Artists.

Thousand Oaks, CA, March 07, 2010 --( The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic (, a non-profit organization founded to give local young artists a unique professional performance experience, announced open auditions to fill remaining soloist positions for the 2010 season. Auditions will take place on Sunday, March 21st at its Recital Hall in the Paseo Marketplace, 3749 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. In addition, the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic welcomed 20 students at the first meeting of its High School Honors Piano Performance Seminar, an elite five month program that gives students an opportunity to learn from and perform for some of the classical music community’s most talented and influential musicians.

"2010 already is proving to be one of the most exciting ever for the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic in terms of the talent we are attracting at both the student and professional level and the opportunities we are able to offer some of the area’s brightest stars,” said Edward Francis, Founder and Chairman of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic. “The caliber of professionals accepting our invitations to participate in our High School Honors Piano Performance Seminar is unparalleled. We are honored that so many acclaimed artists recognize and support the importance of our work to identify and nurture young musicians so that they can achieve the highest artistic level possible."

The 2010 season auditions are open to student vocal and instrumental performers from the greater Ventura County area, including Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Students may register by sending an application to Any piece for instrument or voice and orchestra is acceptable repertoire for the audition. Auditions are currently scheduled to begin around 2:00 p.m. More formal scheduling will be forwarded once applications are received. Applications must include name, instrument, address (both postal and email) phone, age, school attending and the name of the current music teacher. Music teachers in the area are invited to register their eligible students as well. There is a $30.00 registration fee for each audition. Applications must be received by March 15. For more information visit,

High School Honors Piano Performance Seminar
Each session in the High School Honors Piano Performance Seminar focuses on a different aspect of piano performance, including an individual and team scholastic quiz competition; The Classical Style in Piano Performance; Preparing Auditions and Applications for Music Schools; the Art of Accompanying; The Importance of Choosing Good Editions; and “In the ‘Cue,” Playing With An Orchestra, all culminating in a gala concluding seminar recital. The sessions are supported by acclaimed music professionals.

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, offers an annual series of three concerts performed at Camarillo United Methodist Church and then repeated at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. For more information on the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic’s programs, or to support the opportunities it creates for local youth, please visit the web site,, contact the office at 805.376.2485, or Mr. Francis via email at For information about auditions, visit the website and click on the link. For the latest news, become a fan of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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