2016-2017 Placement Auditions

Experience weekly rehearsals with professional conductors and teaching artists and performances on the Washington Center stage.  This and much more, including music theory and history add to a challenging opportunity afforded to young musicians in the South Sound area.

Placement auditions are being held Thursday, September 1 (Allison home) 5:30 – 7:30pm.  A $45 non-refundable fee is charged at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Tuition:  $395 for Debut and Academy Orchestras and $465 for Conservatory Orchestra.

For information about the placement audition process, go to our Join SOGO page and scroll down to the bottom to schedule an audition September 1.

2016-2017 SOGO Season

Very Dear Friends

I am really excited to begin our seventeenth season with Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia. Each season, I feel the ties of our musical family growing stronger. The community that has been built in and through SOGO is filled with energetic, thoughtful, and passionate members and families. Over and over again, as I talk with students, families and community members, it is obvious that SOGO has enthusiatic support and makes a significant difference in the lives of young musicians and locale. The South Sound is an amazing region, and we plan to get even more involved with the community and education programs.

We have a wonderful season planned with some of your favorite composers including Strauss, Gershwin, Sibelius, Mozart, and Bach along with contemporary composers like Pender, Zdechlik, and Reed. The young musicians, conductors, and teaching artists work together to bring amazing music to life with a vibrancy that is fresh and vital.

Join with us and celebrate this season of remarkable music making along with all the benefits that come with the journey to excellence for our members and their families.

Warmest regards,

Greg Allison, Artistic Director

November 6, 2016

Victoria Gau, Guest Conductor
Solemn Overture, Pender
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Saint-Saens
-Andrew Huang, violin
Concertino for Horn in e minor, Weber
-Henry Nordhorn, horn
Karelia Suite,  Sibelius

March 5, 2017

Concertante Symphonie for Violin and Viola in E-flat Major, Mozart
-Denise Dillenbeck, violin and Charles Noble, viola
Symphony No. 2 in D Major in D Major, Sibelius

May 21, 2017

Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin
-Hyunjin Kim, piano
Death and Transfiguration,  R. Strauss

REHEARSAL: 5pm – 7:15pm
Advanced musicians (high school – college)
Mr. Welsh, Conductor

REHEARSAL:  4:30 – 5:15pm
Mr. Allison, Conductor

REHEARSAL:  3pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate (middle school – early high school)
Mr. Lund, conductor

REHEARSAL:  4:30 – 5:15pm
Mr. Allison, Conductor

REHEARSAL:  3pm – 4:45pm
Two years experience – early middle school
Mr. Berets, Conductor