Youth Orchestra Program

Our orchestras and ensembles provide talented young musicians with opportunities to expand and strengthen their musical skills and knowledge. The programs are designed to be supplemental to area school programs, and it is expected that all orchestra members play in their own school ensembles, where they exist. In addition, members are encouraged to participate in as many school musical activities as possible to increase their playing experience. New members are accepted each September and January.

Youth Orchestra Policies and Requirements

String Ensemble

A beginning ensemble for new string players with a minimum of 4 months playing experience. Students do not need to be taking private lessons to play in String Ensemble.

Cost: $110 per semester plus $15 registration fee
Register and Pay now! (Online Registration for current and accepted Youth Orchestra Program members only)

New Ensemble Registration Policy beginning Fall 2015: Payment in full must accompany all ensemble registrations prior to the start of each semester, unless a payment plan has been approved by the Registrar. Ensemble payments can be made online, over the phone with a credit card or by mailing in a payment that clearly states the ensemble and the student's name. Outreach staff will be at the first ensemble rehearsals to confirm that payment has been received or to collect payment before rehearsal begins.

Time: Saturdays, 9:15 am -10:15 am

Schedule: The first rehearsal of Fall Semester 2015 will be Saturday, September 12. Full 2015-2016 Rehearsal Schedule.

String Ensemble and String Orchestra will present two concerts during the year, one in December and one in May.

String Orchestra

For students who have had a minimum of one year private study.

Cost: $125 per semester plus $15 registration fee
Register and Pay now! (Online Registration for current and accepted Youth Orchestra Program members only)

New Ensemble Registration Policy beginning Fall 2015: Payment in full must accompany all ensemble registrations prior to the start of each semester, unless a payment plan has been approved by the Registrar. Ensemble payments can be made online, over the phone with a credit card or by mailing in a payment that clearly states the ensemble and the student's name. Outreach staff will be at the first ensemble rehearsals to confirm that payment has been received or to collect payment before rehearsal begins.

Time: Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Schedule: The first rehearsal of Fall Semester 2015 will be Saturday, September 12. Full 2015-2016 Rehearsal Schedule.

String Ensemble and String Orchestra will present two concerts during the year, one in December and one in May.

Junior Youth Orchestra

For students who have had a minimum of two years private study of string instruments.

Cost: $125 per semester plus $15 registration fee

Register and Pay now! (Online Registration for current and accepted Youth Orchestra Program members only)

New Ensemble Registration Policy beginning Fall 2015: Payment in full must accompany all ensemble registrations prior to the start of each semester, unless a payment plan has been approved by the Registrar. Ensemble payments can be made online, over the phone with a credit card or by mailing in a payment that clearly states the ensemble and the student's name. Outreach staff will be at the first ensemble rehearsals to confirm that payment has been received or to collect payment before rehearsal begins.

Time: Saturdays, 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Schedule: The first rehearsal of Fall Semester 2015 will be Saturday, September 12. Full 2015-2016 Rehearsal Schedule.

Junior and Senior Youth orchestras have three concerts per year, in December, March and May. In addition, members of Senior Youth orchestra may compete in the annual Concerto Competition held in November. The winner will perform with the Senior Youth orchestra on the March concert.

Senior Youth Orchestra

For students who have had a minimum of three years of private study of string, wind, or percussion instruments.

Cost: $150 per semester plus $15 registration fee

Register and Pay now! (Online Registration for current and accepted Youth Orchestra Program members only)

New Ensemble Registration Policy beginning Fall 2015: Payment in full must accompany all ensemble registrations prior to the start of each semester, unless a payment plan has been approved by the Registrar. Ensemble payments can be made online, over the phone with a credit card or by mailing in a payment that clearly states the ensemble and the student’s name. Outreach staff will be at the first ensemble rehearsals to confirm that payment has been received or to collect payment before rehearsal begins.

Time: Saturdays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Schedule: The first rehearsal of Fall Semester 2015 will be Saturday, September 12. Full 2015-2016 Rehearsal Schedule.

Junior and Senior Youth orchestras have three concerts per year, in December, March and May. In addition, members of Senior Youth orchestra may compete in the annual Concerto Competition held in November. The winner will perform with the Senior Youth orchestra on the March concert.

Auditions

*An audition is required for membership in any ensemble.

NEW MEMBER & MOVE-UP AUDITION DAY – Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Please refer to proficiency requirements.   

To set up an audition time, call the Conservatory Outreach Office for information (440) 826-2365 or fill out the online form.

SE and SO Absentee Line (440) 826-7280
JYO and SYO Absentee Line (440) 826-7290