Uintah Basin Youth Chamber Orchestra Expanding; Seeking Auditions

The Uintah Basin Youth Chamber Orchestra is taking the plunge and expanding beyond string instruments. Organization director Brad Vanfleet made the announcement this week inviting all youth instrumentalists to audition. This season the organization is looking to add all woodwind instruments, brass, and percussion. This includes flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, french horn, tuba, trombone, and drums. All string instrumentalists are also invited to audition. There is no minimum age requirement to audition as long as the youth can pass the skills test. The audition will include playing a piece of their choice and some sight reading. This season the Uintah Basin Youth Chamber Orchestra will have special clinics from faculty of BYU, Weber State, USU, and UVU. The group will also perform at Abravanel Hall. To learn more or set up an audition, call 801-979-2267.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.