Young People's Concert Orchestra

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

YPCO The Young People's Concert Orchestra (YPCO) is the first full orchestra in the Community Music School system. For many students, it is their first experience with strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments together in a group. Emphasis is placed on the development of ensemble skills, accurate intonation, rhythm, and sight-reading. Orchestral literature in arranged and original form is introduced. Past repertoire includes: Die Fledermaus Overture-Strauss (ed. Kennedy), Finale to Symphony No. 5-Shostakovich (arr. Bulla), and An American in Paris Suite-Gershwin (arr. Whitney).

2014-15 Concerts

2 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2015
2 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015

At the Community Music School Center,
535 Garden Ave.,
Webster Groves, MO 63119

FREE and open to the public 

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp 
Ages: students through high school 
Weekly rehearsals: Thursdays from 4:15-6:15 p.m.

Patrick Jackson, conductor 

Patrick JacksonB.M.E., Jackson State University; Master of Music, Double Bass performance, St. Louis Conservatory of Music. Recipient, Missouri American String Teachers Association's "Secondary String Educator of the Year" award, Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers,2003-04 Kirkwood School District Teacher of the Year, 2003 Emerson "Excellence in Teaching" award, and ST. LOUIS AMERICAN "Excellence in Education" honors. Member of the MSHSAA Music Advisory Committee, American String Teachers Association, M.M.E.A., M.E.N.C. and past Vice-President of High School Orchestra for the St. Louis All-Suburban Music Educators Association. Recently named a 2011 Distinguished Music Educator by the Yale School of Music.

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