On Sunday 4 June from 5:00 to 7:30 pm please join Youth All Star! Chamber Music Youth Orchestra, for its SIXTH SEASON, 2023-2024 Auditions…in the main sanctuary fo Christ Covenant Church/4700 SW 188th Ave/Southwest Ranches, FL/33332
YAS! has re-invented youth orchestra from the ground-up. Each group meets for 60 to 75 minutes each week in a chamber music setting. With one or two on a part, every musician matters and students learn the great ensemble skills of listening, accompanying and blending, but also the more soloistic skills of leading, phrasing and establishing style and articulation. Our chamber music approach is considered to be THE BEST type of training for classical instrumentalists, and most musicians do not have the opportunity to experience it until college!
The Emerald Quartet
Youth All Star! provides dozens of free performances for the community throughout the season, and collaborators have included National Geographic, The Town of Davie, Flamingo Gardens, Southwest Ranches, New River Groves, Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, Galleria Mall, Celebrate the Arts, The City of Weston and many others..
The Sapphire Quartet
The Alexandrite Trio
By YAS! having a smaller group of musicians, each musician can participate nearly the entire hour. Students in other ensembles of 60 or 100 often have to wait for their turn, only to realize they have played just a few minutes in a two hour rehearsal. YAS! musicians play more in one hour than many others do in two or more hours. That leaves more time for dinner, homework and being other things you enjoy. We are also close by! & serve western communities from Parkland to Doral, including Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Cooper City, Miami Gardens, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise and Coral Springs.
Our Senior class of 2023 includes young people who have been accepted and plan to attend M.I.T., Northwestern University, The University of Florida and Ringling School of Design. Another graduated early, and has decided to take a GAP year and serve as manager of YAS!
Our 2022 graduates included attendees at Northwestern University, Georgia Tech, The University of Texas and The University of Florida. while many
Youth All Star! students often pursue fields other than music, our recent music major, Miss Sophia, received a full scholarship to the world famous Jacob School of Music at Indiana University-including a full scholarship for a fifth year in Rome! WOW!
The Opal Trio
What makes a Youth All Star? Kindness. Dedication. Excellence. Curiosity. We really believe in our motto-“Excellent Music for Life!”
The Orange Quartet
What about an orchestral experience? Youth All Star! offers its musicians the Fall Festival Orchestra and Spring Festival Orchestra. Because they learn so rapidly due to the chamber music approach, our musicians can prepare a typical orchestral concert of three pieces in two rehearsals. It is a great opportunity to get all our all stars together and perform.
Woodwinds & ‘Cello Quartet
Do YOU have what it takes to be a Youth All Star? Hit the contact button from the menu above, and send us an email. You will never know until you audition.
How much does it cost? There are no programs which compare to ours, yet we are about half as much as you might expect to play for a typical program, with discounts for the second and third child from the same family. Money isn’t everything. We believe in investing in people and our community.
c. 2023 David William Brubeck, All Rights Reserved
David Brubeck’s compositions for unaccompanied bass clef instruments, entitled “Stereograms”, have been performed and recorded by numerous prominent musicians around the globe. Brubeck has performed and sometimes recorded with several musical luminaries including Stevie Wonder, Barry Gibb, the Bolshoi Ballet, NWS with Michael Tilson Thomas, Ray Charles, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Dione Warwick, the Four Tops and many others. Brubeck may be the only solo/duo artist to perform at FOUR of the major international brass festivals, often more than once. His numerous scholarly articles, interviews and publications include the seminal “The Pedagogy of Arnold Jacobs”, which is often cited and has been translated into Polish. A third-cousin and named after famed jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck, Brubeck the Younger is the leader of the internationally renown jazz group-Duo Brubeck which was recently featured in a ten-page article in the Journal of the International Trombone Association.
At the age of 16, YAS! Music Director, Dr. David Brubeck was appointed solo and principal trombonist of the All American Youth Honor Musicians for their tour of Spain. By his freshman year at ISU, Brubeck was an undergraduate teaching assistant in music theory and he was appointed to teach at Northwestern University in his Senior year. At NU, Brubeck coordinated the small-group jazz program, conducted the second jazz band and coached jazz small groups. Brubeck also taught trombone and coached chamber music at the University of Miami, and was the first three-time All-American College Musician as designated by WDW, where he played bass trombone, was teaching assistant and then director of the All American College Band, tenor trombonist and leader of the Kids of the Kingdom Band on stage at Cinderella Castle, and bass trombonist in the All-American College Orchestra.
Brubeck has held the position of Music Director, Conductor and Coach with numerous youth orchestras for nearly 30 years before launching Youth All Star! with fellow faculty Richard Hancock, Dr. Erin Gittelsohn, Erika Venable and Cornelia Brubeck. Current faculty also include Francesca Puro, Mei Mei Luo, Akiko Rivera and others. Brubeck serves as a Professor of Music at a local college having shaped numerous successful alumni and was a ten-year music director and orchestra conductor of a local middle school culminating in their designation as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019. He has earned a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University-Evanston with distinction, a Master of Music from Northwestern University-Evanston with Honor Society induction, as well a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami-Coral Gables with Academic Merit and a belated Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude, from Illinois State University-Normal.