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					- The Stage for
   Young Talent
                   Who gets Chosen?
                   – Minimal
                   Requirements
                  We’re looking for
                                    talent, we’re lookin
                  and commitment,                       g for passion
                                    we’re looking for
                  want to work with                    people who
                                    others to create
                  amazing. We’re                     something
                                  also looking for:
                  • Malaysian citize
                                     ns living in Malays
                    or will be betwee                    ia who are
                                      n
                    14 26 years old
                    as at 1 January,
                                        2006.*
                • Musicians wh
                                 o can play an orch
                   instrument to the                  estral
                                     standard of ABRS
                   (Associated Boar                      M
                                     d of the Royal Sc
                   of Music) Grade                      hools
                                    6 distinction or eq
                  The exams are no                      uivalent.
                                     t compulsory for
                  into MPYO but th                      eligibility
                                    e level is.
              • Musicians wh
                              o are and will co
                regular lessons wi             ntinue taking
                                   th a professional
                teacher.                             music

             * Exceptions to the
                                 age requirement
             discretion of MPYO                  may be made at
                                 .                              the

             Please note that
                               proof of age, citize
             (or equivalent) lev                    nship and ABRS
                                el achieved may                    M
             discretion.                          be requested at
                                                                  MPYO’s




Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-2051 7748 / 2051 3243 (direct lines)
     +603-2051 7008 (general line)
Fax: +603-2051 7599
E-mail: mpyouthorch@petronas.com.my
Web: www.malaysianphilharmonic.com
                                                               What’s the Beat on

                                                           Kevin Field ?
                                                                                 Principal Conductor
Welcome                                                     Kevin Field understands what it’s like to be young and


    to                                                      passionate about music. He has been playing percussion
                                                            in orchestras, big bands, concerts and rock bands since
                                                            he was 11 years old. A native of England, he attended
                                                            the Birmingham School of Music and the Royal Academy
                                                            of Music in England. Upon graduation, he was appointed
                                                            sub-principal percussionist with the Bournemouth
                                                            Symphony.
                                    er anticipation
It is with great excitement and eag                         Kevin has guest conducted orchestras and youth orchestras
                                     of the
that we announce the inauguration                           in Argentina, Australia, England and Ireland. Since 1999,
                                    hestra (MPYO).
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orc
                                                            Kevin has been channeling his energy and experience into
                                                            making classical music more accessible and fun to young
                                                            people in Malaysia. As Associate Conductor for MPO,
                                 aysia’s talented
The MPYO is an orchestra for Mal
                                                            he started the very popular school residencies and concerts,
                                                            Family Fun Days, composition and improvisation workshops
                                  variety of
youths to rehearse and perform a                            and Side By Side with the MPO.
                                   is within a
symphonic music on a regular bas                            The MPYO repertoire will reflect Kevin’s varied and eclectic
                                     ers will be
professional environment. Its memb                          tastes, meaning that you can look forward to playing
                                      t standards           anything from classics and great symphonic romantics
encouraged to perform to the highes                         to Broadway, film and popular music. Kevin’s tireless
                                     lage of the
 possible under the experienced tute                        enthusiasm for music also extends to new music. He has
                                                            been a powerful driving force behind the MPO Forum for
                                  lharmonic
 musicians from the Malaysian Phi                           Malaysian Composers and the MPO International
                                                            Composers Award. As director of the MPO Contemporary
 Orchestra (MPO).                                           Music Series, he has performed over 100 works by living
                                                            composers, many of which were commissioned by
                                    piring and
 Some of the most stimulating, ins
                                                            Malaysian composers.

                                      can be found
 balanced educational experiences
                                     youth orchestra.
 within the artistic community of a
                                       sic activities,
 Through a variety of associated mu
                                     valuable insight
 members of the MPYO will gain a
                                     pting valuable
 into the world of music whilst ado
                                     to last a lifetime.
  social, personal and career skills
                                                                     - The Stage for
                                                                               Young Talent
                                       ductor,
  Under the direction of Principal Con
                                       public début in
  Kevin Field, the MPYO will make its
                                     onik PETRONAS,
  August 2007 at the Dewan Filharm                                                                            ekend rehearsals,
                                      al tour in the                               of MPYO includes we
                                                           The core programme
  Kuala Lumpur, followed by a nation
                                                                                                                                       y
                                                                                    idential music cam     ps and tours. There ma
                                                           tutorials, concerts, res                                   sterclasses
                                                                                        to attend workshops, ma
  following December.                                      also be a chance for you                  ition to your regular dire
                                                                                                                                 ctor,
                                                           and perform     chamber music. In add               work with leading
                                                                                       e the opportunity to
                                                            Kevin Field, you will hav
                                       we encourage
   An exciting adventure beckons and                        guest arti sts and conductors.
                                        lying to the                                                              (MPYO) aims to:
   you to join us on the journey by app                     The Malaysian Philha
                                                                                     rmonic Youth Orchestra

   MPYO today!                                                                        age young musicians
                                                                                                                in their passion and
                                                            • nurture and encour                 symphonic music and
                                                                                                                            integrate
                                                                                         res of
                                                                appreciation of all gen                   thereby offer life-long
                                                                                                                                    skills
                                                                                             ensemble
                                                                them into a highly skilled
                                                                and experiences;
                                                                                                                   ained professional
                                                                                       the provision of well-tr
                                                             • support Malaysia in               piring and experience
                                                                                                                          d teachers
                                                                                          s, ins
                                                                 and amateur musician
                                                                                          iences;
                                                                 and well-informed aud
    Juniwati Rahmat Hussin                                    • nurture aspiring Ma
                                                                                       laysian composers and
                                                                                                                     conductors and
                                                                                           experience for ind    ividuals interested
    Chief Executive Officer                                       provide valuable work
                                                                                                   nts management.
                                                                  in all aspects of arts and eve
                                                                                                         nd
                                                                                                When are ons
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                                                                                                                              Date*
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                                                                                       Location                               26, 27 & 28 M
                                                                                       Kuala Lumpu
                                                                                                     r                                     2006
                                                                                                                              29 & 30 May



         Timetable
                                                                                                                                             June 2006
                                                                                       Pena  ng                               31 May, 1 & 2
                                                                                        Ipoh                                   3 & 4 June 2006
                                                                                                                                             06
                                                                                        Kuantan                                8 & 9 June 20
                                             2006/2007                                   Johor Bahru                           10 & 11 June
                                                                                                                                             2006
                                                                                                                                             2006
                                                                                         Kuching                                12 & 13 June
                                                                                                                                                                    the schedule.
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   14 & 15 July
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                                                                          Important Dates
                                                                                                       March 21
                                                                                                                Closing date
                                                                                                                    ications.
                                                                                                                              for                          in              2006
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                                                                                                              April 3 and time as well as orches
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                                                                                       May 26 – J
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                                                                                               A ugust 19 Aud
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                                                                                                    September 1
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                                                                                                                 Second round
                                                                                                     September 5
                                                                                                                              m                                  mence.
                                                                                                                Rehearsals co
                                                                                                    eptember 16 Full payment of registra
                                                                                                                                         tion
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                                                                                                                                      fees due.




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                                                                                                                                    ed in person                         cept faxed
                                                                                                       Applications can be deliver        2006. MPY      O does not ac
                                                                                                                       es day, 21 March
                                                                                                       received by Tu

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                                                                                                                           tor                        stra
                                     er, you must at                     an                                                        ic Youth Orche
                     FREE. Howev           ease apply   early to ensure                                   Malaysi  an Philharmon
                                                                                                                                        NAS Twin Tow
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   AUDITION IS             n expense. Pl                                                                                    2, PETRO                               r
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                                                                                                                                                            Closing date: Tuesday, 21 March 2006


                            Audition Application Form                                                                                                           Season 2006/2007
                            •   A P P L I C A N T D E TA I L S Please write clearly. All relevant sections of the form must be completed.
                            Name (underline family name)

                            IC / Passport No                                                                                     Citizenship

                            Date of Birth                                                                                        Age at 01/01/06

                            Address                                                                                                                                                           passpo r t - s i z e d
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ph o t o
                                                                                                                                 Postcode

                            Telephone (Home)                                                                                     Mobile

                            Email                                                                                                Fax

                            Current Status (student, employment, gap-year)

                            School / Tertiary Institution                                                                        Level completed




                            • A U D IT IO N DETAI L S          Instrument(s) to be auditioned (please indicate instrument doublings where applicable)
                                                                                                                                                                                         • AUDIT I ON LOC ATIO N
                                                                                                                                                                                         Please indicate ‘1’ for first preferred
                            First Choice                                                                Years of Study                                                                   choice and ‘2’ for second choice.

                            Level with grade & marks (eg ABRSM , Trinity, if applicable)                                                                                                 North
                                                                                                                                                                                             Penang
                            Audition Repertoire (Applicant’s own choice: please specify composers and title of works)                                                                        Ipoh


                                                                                                                                                                                         Central
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kuala Lumpur

                                                                                                                                                                                         South
                                                                                                                                                                                            Johor Bahru

                            Second Choice                                                               Years of Study                                                                   East Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kuantan
                            Level with grade & marks
                                                                                                                                                                                         East Malaysia
                            Audition Repertoire
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kuching
                                                                                                                                                                                             Kota Kinabalu


                                                                                                                                                                                         NOTE:
                                                                                                                                                                                         Auditions for percussion
                                                                                                                                                                                         will only be conducted in
                                                                                                                                                                                         Kuala Lumpur and Kuching
                                                                                                                                                                                         or Kota Kinabalu (subject to
                            Do you have your own instrument ?          Yes     No                       If not, do you have the use of an instrument in 2006?   Yes   No                 application.)

                            Please list any orchestral / ensemble experiences, music programmes in which you have participated




                            How do you get to know about MPYO?               Newspaper       Teacher    Website      Friends      Others (please specify)




                            • I NS T RUM E NTAL TE AC HE R(S ) CONTACT
                            Name                                                                        Name

                            Telephone                                                                   Telephone

                            Address                                                                     Address




                            • I agree to abide brochure. I acceptstated in the
                            MPYO application
                                               by the conditions
                                                                  that involvement
                                                                                                                  • PARENT / GUARDIAN CONTACT
                                                                                                                  Name
                            in MPYO is a significant commitment for the whole
                            season and that regular attendance at rehearsals,
cut along the dotted line




                                                                                                                  Telephone
                            camps and other activities is essential.
                                                                                                                  Address
                            Signature
                            of Applicant                                              Date

                            (parent / guardian to sign if applicant is under 18)



                            Mail application to The Administrator, Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
                            For more information, please call +603-2051 7748 / 2051 3243 (direct lines); 03-2051 7008 (general line) or log on to www.malaysianphilharmonic.com to download extra application forms.

				
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