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North Texas Youth Orchestra Names Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater as Its New Home

Youth Orchestra Selects Theater to Attract Regional Talent and Provide Top Quality Venue for Performances; Auditions Currently Underway

Lewisville, TX, September 03, 2014 --( The North Texas Youth Orchestra (NTYO), a non-profit fine art organization dedicated to providing an outstanding musical experience for the area’s most talented young musicians, announced it has selected the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater as its new home. This venue, which features a 296-seat acoustically designed theater, will host the NTYO’s 2014-2015 Concert Series. The NTYO will also conduct its regular rehearsals at the theater.

According to the North Texas Youth Orchestra, location and theater quality were factors in their selection. “Thanks to the outstanding UIL band programs in area middle schools and high schools, north Texas is rich with outstanding talent,” said Julianne Booth, artistic director and conductor for the North Texas Youth Orchestra. “The Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is ideally located to draw talent from all over the region. Additionally, the acoustics of the MCL Grand are remarkable, and will add to the true ‘theater experience’ for our young performers while enhancing the quality of the performance for the audience.”

Booth said the NTYO draws a broad mix of talented musicians who share in their desire to excel musically. “As a symphony orchestra, our musicians are comprised of strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion,” said Booth. “Ours is a unique opportunity for young musicians to perform with a full symphony orchestra, something not common in most school band and orchestra programs. Additionally, our concerts feature selections that really push our performers technically, but also provide an eclectic and compelling mix of musical styles, ranging from classical to big band to movie scores.”

“We’re very excited to have the North Texas Youth Orchestra as part of the family here at the theater,” said Jim Wear, arts center manager for the MCL Grand. “The whole intent of creating this venue was to bring quality entertainment and arts to the community while encouraging the development of local talent. The North Texas Youth Orchestra has attracted some of the top youth in the area, and we expect the move to this location will only add to their pool of talent while providing them with a top-notch facility to showcase their performances.”

Auditions for all instruments – winds, brass, strings and percussion – are currently underway and will continue through September 15, 2014. Musicians seeking more information about the online audition process should visit or email

About North Texas Youth Orchestra
Established in 2009, the North Texas Youth Orchestra (NTYO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit fine art organization that provides an outstanding musical experience for young musicians between the ages of 13 and 18 in the North Texas area. The orchestra is comprised of over 50 members and nurtures and encourages skills that enable the musicians to reach a higher level of performance but also to become contributing citizens of their communities. Designed to build on and enhance the successful public and private school programs in the area, the program provides the opportunity to work with professionals from the north Texas area, which is rich in musical talent. For more information, visit Follow the North Texas Youth Orchestra on Twitter and Facebook.

About Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas, is the premier public arts facility in Southern Denton County. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center. For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit or call 972.219.8446.

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Ron Wozny
North Texas Youth Orchestra

Jim Wear, Arts Center Manager
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater
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