Youth Orchestra

LeTourneau University Youth Orchestra
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM Speer Chapel
Director: Mr. Tristan Roberts

The LETU Youth Orchestra is comprised of talented youth from the greater Longview area, as well as students enrolled at LeTourneau University.  Entrance is by audition.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Speer Chapel on the LeTourneau University campus.

LETUYO is currently offering membership to players of string instruments only: violin, viola, cello, and double bass; as the orchestra grows it will expand to include woodwinds, brass, and percussion.

Tuition per semester is $75, payable to LeTourneau University.  Beginning in the fall of 2018 the orchestra may be taken for dual credit by juniors and seniors in high school, and taken for one hour of credit by LETU students, with fees according to the appropriate LETU registration.

To schedule an audition or for more information, please contact Mr. Roberts at tristanroberts@letu.edu, or Dr. Jim Taylor, LETU Director of Fine Arts, at jimtaylor@letu.edu.

Mr. Tristan Roberts has been the Director of Orchestras at Kilgore ISD since 2009, and teaches Strings and Music Appreciation at Kilgore College.  He is a member of the Longview Symphony Orchestra and served as Associate Conductor for the Longview Area Youth Symphony Orchestra from 2010-14.  His degrees are from Stephen F. Austin University, Northwestern State University, and Kilgore College.  His energy and ability to communicate musical concepts to youth render him a wonderful asset to the greater Longview area.