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Atlanta Festival Symphony Orchestra

The Atlanta Festival Academy proudly looks forward to the 2023-2024 season of the Atlanta Festival Symphony Orchestra!

The Atlanta Festival Symphony OrchestraJeremy Woolstenhulme, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Symphony Orchestra offers experienced string, wind, brass, and percussion players the opportunity to explore the rich and challenging literature of the string orchestra repertoire.  Over two 10-week periods, AFSO will rehearse in-person, and at the end of this period, the orchestra will culminate with a weekend of rehearsals and a rousing concert performance.

Participation is open to all students in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond, with rehearsals and performances in North Fulton County! Acceptance into the orchestra is by audition, and the general age range is 7th grade thru 12th grade.

All rehearsals and concerts, unless indicated otherwise, take place at Northview High School for the 2023-2024 season.

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm*.

*Times subject to change

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AFSO 2023-2024 Schedule

Fall Concert

All rehearsals take place 5:00-7:00pm at Northview High School

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – Music Pickup Day (optional)
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 (avoids Halloween)
  • DRESS REHEARSAL – Sunday, November 5, 2023, 1pm to 3pm at Northview High School Auditorium
  • CONCERT – Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4pm at Northview High School Auditorium

 

Spring Concert

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • NO REHEARSAL on April 2 due to Spring Break
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • DRESS REHEARSAL – Saturday, April 13, 2024, 1:00-3:00pm at Northview High School Auditorium
  • CONCERT – Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 4pm at Northview High School Auditorium

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2023-2024 season may be scheduled by emailing [email protected]. Below are the audition requirements.

Scales

  • Violin: G major scale, 3 octave, separate bow
  • Viola: C major scale, 3 octave, separate bow
  • Cello: C major scale, 3 octave, separate bow
  • Bass: G major scale, 2 octave, separate bow

Prepared Repertoire

Students should prepare 3-5 minutes of music of their choice, including a technical (fast) excerpt and a lyrical (slow) excerpt. Sight-reading will also be included during the audition.

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Tuition

The non-refundable annual tuition for the AFSO is $750.00 is due on September 1, 2023. 

 

Atlanta Festival Academy Programs

  • Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Music Camp (founded in 2019)
  • Atlanta Festival Academy Solo Competition (founded in 2020)        
  • Virtual Masterclass Series (founded in 2020)
  • Atlanta Festival Academy Chamber Music Camp (founded in 2021)
  • Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (founded in 2021) 
  • Atlanta Festival Junior Orchestra (starting in 2023)
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Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.