YouTube Collaborative Online Symphony Orchestra


YouTube is inviting musicians from around the world to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. The video entries will be combined into the first ever collaborative virtual performance, and the world will select the best to perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in April 2009.

Submit a video performance of a new piece written for the occasion by the renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun. Use the tools to help you learn the music, rehearse with the conductor, and upload your part for the collaborative video. There are master classes available from members of the London Symphony Orchestra along with tutorials provided by those classical musicians who are also auditioning, like Nina on Flute.

The deadline for all video submissions is January 28, 2009. Hurry and you could participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra summit, and play at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.


One comment on “YouTube Collaborative Online Symphony Orchestra

  1. Stephen says:

    I have an idea for a website based on the you-tube orchestra, in collaboration with different symphonies and philharmonics societies, sheet music stores, etc., whereas any musician can log-in, find music of their genre and ability, download the sheet music (along with an audio track for tuning and rehearsal purposes), then upload their part. Users could start new musical pieces by uploading their part for other people to download, along with the music for their instrument (and full audio version if available), then upload their part to be added.
    Ads for concerts, instrument sales and service, music stores (audio and sheet), etc.
    Perhaps such a site already exists, if such a site exists, I would love to join.

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