Auditions for all three orchestras of the Flower Mound Community Orchestras will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4. All community musicians are invited to join these auditions for the Preparatory, Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras.
The preparatory orchestra is an educational group for new musicians with two to four years of experience. The philharmonic orchestra is an educational group for musicians with more than five years of experience.
The preparatory and philharmonic orchestras are open to all ages while the advanced symphony orchestra is for players older than 18 who play at an advanced level.
The preparatory and philharmonic orchestras provide a venue for beginner and intermediate musicians to hone their skills and gain performance experience.
The non-profit organization performs a myriad of events each year ranging from the annual Christmas concert to Handel’s Messiah to patriotic concerts to children’s interactive concerts.
For more information on auditions, contact Music Director Esteban Rojas or the Associate Director Mark Scott by email at www.fmco.ort. To schedule an audition, or find out more about the orchestras, visit fmco.org and click on the link for our on-line signup sheet.
All auditions will be held at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound.
Esteban Rojas, who was appointed the Flower Mound Community Orchestra’s music director in early 2014, has worked with professional, community and youth orchestras.
Born in San José de Costa Rica and raised in Colombia, Rojas is considered one of the most representative conductors in Latin America, according to the website.
Since his arrival to the US, Rojas has conducted Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Orchestra, Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and Sinfonietta Of Fort Worth. In his native Colombia, Rojas has been invited to conduct the Colombia National Symphony Orchestra, Bogota Metropolitan Orchestra, EAFIT Symphony Orchestra, Cali Philharmonic Orchestra, Valle Symphony Orchestra, Tolima Symphony, and Cundinamarca Philharmonic Orchestra among others.
As an educator, Rojas is committed to the development of youth and college orchestras and has been invited to conduct the Youth Orchestra of Fort Worth, Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic of Fort Worth, and TCU Symphony Orchestra in USA. He also has been actively involved in Colombia’s major youth orchestra programs and conservatories.
In 2005, Rojas founded the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Fine Arts of Cali Conservatory. He also served as a principal conductor of two of the most representative Colombian wind symphonies: Huila Department Wind Symphony (2001 – 2004) and Valle Department Wind Symphony (2004 – 2006), featuring more than 400 performances.
Rojas holds bachelor of music in orchestral conducting degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from Texas Christian University.