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MYS S.O. Rehearsal Notes - 9/24/19

Sectional + full orchestra rehearsal plan for 9/28

9:30am-10:45am: Sectionals

- Woodwinds (separate sections, each with a coach): Beethoven (movs 1 & 3)

- Brass (all together): Tower (all-brass ensemble, blend)

- Strings: Beethoven (movs 1 & 3)

11:00am-12:30pm: Full Orchestra

- Kaminski, Hidden Voices (2nd draft)

- Tower, For the Uncommon Woman


Concerto Competition

Don't forget to register for our Concerto Competition! Registration deadline is October 12.


Play The Nutcracker!

We still have one violin spot available for The Nutcracker. Please reply to this e-mail if you're interested. Rehearsal schedule and performance information is available here.


Meet the composer!

Matthew Kaminksi is a senior at Mountainside High School in Beaverton Oregon. He studies piano with Linda Barker and music composition with Dr. Michael Johanson. His music has been described as extremely evocative with large amounts of imagery and emotion, and covers the genres of contemporary instrumental to electronic. For the last five years, Matthew has been a member of Cascadia Composers, chapter of NACUSA, and the Young Composers Project through fEar No Music. He has performed in a number of settings, including Reed College, Portland State University, Willamette University, The Grotto, Portland Pianos, the Polish Hall, and local retirement centers. Matthew has presented at the 2017 OMTA conference in Lincoln City, OR and Oregon Honors Composition Recital in Salem, OR about his composition experience.

Before having his music performed from coast to coast, Matthew suffered from a concussion that put him out of school for ten months because of a chronic headache. This period away from school provided the time to delve deeply into music, specifically composing. More information about Matthew’s journey as a composer can be found at On Deck with All Classical Portland.

In 2018, Matthew conducted the premiere of Nostalgia for the MHS Wind Ensemble and attended the Walden School Young Musicians Program in New Hampshire where he composed and performed Letters Home along with professional musicians. In 2019, Matthew attended the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute where he wrote Hidden Voices, an orchestral score that will be premiered by the Metropolitan Youth Symphony this coming fall. This year, Matthew also released Odyssey and Away on the Wing on Spotify & Apple Music.

Composer Matthew Kaminski

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