Monday, June 06, 2005

The fourth annual Fairmont Chamber Orchestra Festival sponsored by Fairmont State is still accepting applicants for the festival's youth orchestras, which will meet from Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16.

The youth orchestras accept students from beginning strings through advanced strings and wind players and will perform a concert on Thursday, June 16.

M. Todd Wilson, conductor of the West Virginia Youth Orchestra Strings from 1996 to 2002 and currently conductor of the Capitol High School Orchestra, and Jenee Wright, professional violinist and teacher, will conduct the youth orchestras. Student members will also be offered a class surveying music theory as well as an opportunity to perform with the professional orchestra in residence.

For more information or application forms, contact John Ashton, artistic director of the festival, at (304) 367-4171 or e-mail him at jashton@fairmontstate.edu.