MYSP String Orchestra

MYSP String Orchestra

Auditions

Auditions will be held in the spring, fall, and on an ongoing basis. Use the button below to arrange an audition time with our conductors.

Spring Auditions:

  • Friday, June 1, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 2, 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 3, 1:00-5:00 pm

Audition requirements for MYSP String Orchestra:

  • Must be able to read music and have been playing for at least one year (typically studying at a level equivalent to Suzuki Book 2-3)
  • One 2-octave scale of your choice
  • Two contrasting pieces of your choice
  • Sight-reading

 

About the MYSP String Orchestra

The MYSP String Orchestra is a small string orchestra open to those with limited or no orchestra experience.

Suggested ages 8-11
Academic Year: Full-year, September - May
Time: Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Tuition: $600, $40 registration fee, $30 audition fee (if not a current returning MYSP student)

Discounts/Scholarships: If you plan to register for private lessons at Powers in addition to MYSP, please check our Merit Scholarship page for information about MYSP chair positions and Conservatory Program scholarships!)

Open to all beginner string instrumentalists - minimal or no orchestral experience required. This orchestra aims to improve development of essential large ensemble skills in a creative and participatory environment: following a conductor, music reading, rhythm development, and musical interpretation. The skills learned in this class will prepare students for entrance into the next level of MYSP.

 

MYSP 2017-2018 Performances

(We anticipate that the 2018-2019 concert schedule will be similar. Please check back for updated concert details this fall!)

  • Winter Concert: Sunday, December 10, 4:00 pm, at Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington
  • Mid-Year Concert: Sunday, March 4, 4:00 pm, at the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord
  • Spring Concert: Sunday, May 20, 4:00 pm, at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

 

Audition process for new and returning MYSP students:

Students NEW to the MYSP program interested in joining the Massachusetts Youth Symphony Project for the 2018-2019 academic year (or current students hoping to move up a level) should complete the following steps:

  1. Submit an online audition form here to schedule an individual placement audition.
  2. Pay your audition fee of $30 per student (waived for continuing MYSP students).
    To pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account). 
  3. Once we have received your audition webform and audition fee, a staff member will contact you to schedule and confirm your audition time. Please read our audition requirements below to prepare for your audition.
  4. You will be notified of acceptance shortly after your audition. If accepted, please complete your registration and submit your tuition payment within two weeks of acceptance. Your payment will include the annual $40 registration fee and full tuition for the MYSP program, unless a payment plan has been arranged. Please check our Merit Scholarship page for information about MYSP chair positions and Conservatory Program scholarships!
    To register/pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account). Please call the office if you received financial aid or a merit scholarship or have been accepted into the Conservatory Program.
    To register/pay by mail: Download and complete a 2018-2019 Registration Form, and a 2018-2019 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid.

Current 2017-2018 MYSP students planning to continue for the 2018-2019 academic year should complete the following steps:

  1. You may pre-register by completing your registration and submitting your tuition payment. Your payment will include the annual $40 registration fee for the 2018-2019 year and full tuition for the MYSP program, unless a payment plan has been arranged. Please check our Merit Scholarship page for information about MYSP chair positions and Conservatory Program scholarships!
    To register/pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account). Please call the office if you received financial aid or a merit scholarship, or have been accepted into the Conservatory Program.
    To register/pay by mail: Download and complete a 2018-2019 Registration Form, and a 2018-2019 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid.
 

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