Young Sounds

Young Sounds of Arizona is an on going project of the American Federation of Musicians Local 586, and led by Music Director Vincent Wedge. The work ethic, attitude, discipline and talented performance of these Young Sounds musicians is both a powerful example and inspiration for audiences young and old.

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Young Sounds News

Young Sounds Closes the Curtain on 2016-2017 Season

Young Sounds Closes the Curtain on 2016-2017 Season

By: Marisa Arellano

On Tuesday June 6th, Young Sounds of Arizona will close the curtain on our ambitious 2016 – 2017 season. The season included eight performances, all of which were between March and June of 2017, except for the first, in December. With each performance, the students’ intonation improved and their timing grew became more solid. Our students learned to work within their ensembles and to play within the entire group as well.

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Young Sounds of Arizona 2017 Guest Artist Program, a Big Success!

Young Sounds of Arizona 2017 Guest Artist Program, a Big Success!

By Marisa Arellano

This May, Young Sounds was fortunate to have renowned tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi join us for our Guest Artist Program! Mr. Bergonzi’s career has spanned more than four decades. He studied at Lowell University, toured the world with The Dave Brubeck Quartet and actively records, performs and teaches master classes. In addition, he has been teaching improvisation to instrumentalists and vocalists at the New England Conservatory of Music since 1995. Our students were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him!

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