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Union County Playmakers                                             JAZZ
Union County Playmakers is a community based theatre that           Union Symphony offers live jazz performances in community venues
provides live entertainment and opportunities to participate on     such as The Bottle Factory, Southern Range Brewing and John's Place,
stage and off. UCP productions include concert readings, fully      Matthews. Union Jazz is an ensemble for youth interested in the
staged productions, children’s theatre, Mystery “Picnic” events,    study and expression of improvisational jazz. It includes players of
Short Play Festivals, educational opportunities, and partner-       traditional jazz instruments. Learn more about Union Jazz at
ships with civic and social organizations. UCP enriches, inspires,  www.unionjazz.org.
and educates our community through theatre arts. 704-238-           Union County Youth Ballet
3394. www.unioncountyplaymakers.org.                                Monroe City Ballet is a pre-professional company formed in 2005 to
Union County Writers Club                                           help promising Union County dancers reach their full potential by
The Union County Writers Club of North Carolina was formed          strengthening technique and enhancing stage presence. Company
in the fall of 1994 with the assistance of the Union County Arts    members are selected based on their abilities and their commitment
Council. The club was supported by a grant from the Grassroots      to dance. They have participated in numerous local and state
Arts Program of North Carolina and the National Endowment           performances including the University of North Carolina School of the
for the Arts. The organization’s goal is to provide necessary       Arts Winter Adjudication, the UNC School of the Arts Winter Dance
tools to improve skills and heighten the writing interest of the    Festival in Winston-Salem, NC, the Annual Artists Music Guild Awards
Union County residents. The UCWC strives to encourage               Ceremony and the NC Governor’s Inaugural Parade in Raleigh, NC.
talents by sponsoring workshops, lectures, critiques and            704-289-5733 or www.ucyb.org
readings. For more information, contact Barbara Johns
704-254-1243 or www.ucwc.webs.com

Union Symphony Society, Inc.
A nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to entertain,
educate, serve and inspire through music. Union Symphony
produces at least nine live concerts per season as well as a
number of community performances including classical, pops,
opera and jazz. 704-283-2525. www.unionsymphony.org

Union Symphony Orchestra (USO)
Union Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra with
75 core musicians under the baton of Richard Rosenberg. For
more information about the Union Symphony concert season,
call 704-283-2525 or visit www.unionsymphony.org.

Union Symphony Ensemble Services
Union Symphony provides small ensembles for community
events such as the WDAV Classical Harvest Concert Series when
a Union symphony string quartet will perform for the commu-
nity at Matthews Community Farmers Market.

Union Symphony Youth Orchestra (USYO)
An educational program of Union Symphony Society, Inc., for
music students of the greater Union County area of North
Carolina interested in the study and performance of orchestral
repertoire, Union Symphony Youth Orchestra is a full section
auditioned orchestra. Visit www.usyo.org.

Union Symphony/Prelude Junior String Orchestra
In its sixth season, Prelude is an auditioned junior string
orchestra for qualified students through ninth grade. Student
musicians require a minimum of two years formal music
training in the study of orchestral string instruments: violin,
viola, violoncello and double bass.

Union Symphony Youth Chamber Players (USCHAP)
These ensembles serve students interested in the study and
performance of chamber music. They rehearse separately and
perform for community venues such as the Union County
Community Arts Council and the American Red Cross. The
ensembles include Vivace Strings, a chamber ensemble of the
USYO, Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles.

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