CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Junior Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble


Richard Canter, director

For students in 6th - 8th grades

5:30-7 p.m., Sunday
Room 1340

Tuition: $340

The Junior Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (Jr. CYWE) is for musicians who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba and percussion, and who have been playing their instruments for at least two years. Jr. CYWE is designed to be an enhancing and enriching experience for area students, and is designed to supplement (not replace) students’ experience in their own school bands.

Jr. CYWE rehearses once a week at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. The ensemble performs two full-band concerts with CYWE each year. Attendance is expected at all rehearsals and concerts.

Student interns from the CCM Music Education Division assist Jr. CYWE at all rehearsals, offering additional instruction to members of the group.

Auditions* are required and will be held on September 6, 7 and 8, 2019. Here is the sign-up link for the 2019-2020 school year.

Audition Requirements

Wind Players:
Concert Bb, F, Eb scales (one octave by memory)
- One short lyrical (melodic) etude
- One short technical (faster with articulations)

Percussion: (there will be a snare drum and mallet instrument available on site)
- One short etude on the snare drum
- One short etude on the a mallet instrument
- Concert Bb, F, Eb scales (one octave by memory)

Auditions will take place in 10-minute slots. Please be early and warmed-up ready to play BEFORE your assigned audition time. There will be a warm-up room available for you right next to the audition room on the main floor of CCM*.

*The Friday and Sunday auditions will be located at CCM. You'll want to park in the CCM Garage if your audition is Friday or Sunday. All Saturday auditions will be at Walnut Hills High School. The directions to Walnut Hills High School are as follows:  Please put the following address into your GPS: 1515 Jonathan Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45207. Once you arrive, you will park in Lot D and enter through the double glass doors at the top of the steps. Take an immediate right down the steps into the Music Lyceum and follow the signs to the audition room in the band wing.