Auditions Scheduled in August for New Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Scottsdale, AZ, August 01, 2019 --( If you know talented young musicians, grades 7-12, be sure to let them know about the new Youth Orchestra sponsored by the Scottsdale Philharmonic. Final auditions for the orchestra will begin Aug. 6 with rehearsals starting Sept. 10.

“Our mission is to bring classical music free of charge to people of all ages,” says Joy Partridge, President and Co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. "We have expanded our mission with our children's program to include the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for all students in the Valley grades 7 -12. In addition, we will present a new Scottsdale Philharmonic Annual Children's concert on April 19, 2020 to introduce all school children to classical music. We will also continue to support music scholarships for underprivileged children through Rosie's House.”

The Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Daniel Atwood, will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the New Vision Center located at 18010 N. Tatum Blvd in Phoenix, 85032. The group plans three concerts between October 2019 and May 2020.

Admission to the Scottsdale Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is by audition. Musicians who would like to arrange an audition can visit for more information and to download the audition application, or contact the Philharmonic’s Music Director Carl Reiter, Scholarships may be available to help with the application and participation fees.

The next free Scottsdale Philharmonic concerts are Oct. 13 and Nov. 24 at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, 85254. Sign up for email notifications of all the free concerts at For a $15 tax-deductible donation, attendees can have a VIP preferred seat—payable on the website. Doors open at 3 p.m. for each concert, seating is on a first come first serve basis, and free parking is available.

About the Scottsdale Philharmonic
Founded in 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic is a non-profit funded by donations from patrons, grants and sponsors. About 120 volunteers, including over 75 professional musicians, continue to volunteer their time and talent for each of the performances.

For more information, visit or call 480-951-6077.
Scottsdale Philharmonic
Laurie Anderson