Conductor: Genoveffa Vitale
Auditions: Early June
Rehearsals: Weekly on Sunday evenings
NYSSMA Level: Generally 4
ESYO is one of the only youth music organizations in the country to host a progressive program consisting of three percussion ensembles, each providing a clear path for young percussionists to follow as they develop and improve their ensemble skills under the guidance of the area's top percussionists. ESYO’s Chamber Percussion is a small-sized ensemble experience for emerging percussion musicians and introduces them to the world of percussion.
Members of the ensemble explore a diverse range of mallet and non-mallet instruments including marimba, vibraphone. timpani, and a host of drums from around the world while performing repertoire that focuses on developing technique and musicianship. The ensemble rehearses weekly, performs on local stages and participates in area festivals and regional clinics.