MYSP Preparatory String Orchestra

MYSP Preparatory 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.

Audition requirements for MYSP Preparatory 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 3 or higher)
  • 2 octave scales of your choice
  • 2 contrasting pieces of your choice
  • Sight-reading

 

About the MYSP Preparatory String Orchestra

The MYSP Preparatory String Orchestra is a 15-20 member orchestra open to all beginner/intermediate string instrumentalists ages 9-13.

Ages 9-13
Academic Year: Full-year, September - May
Time: Saturdays, 12:00-1:30 pm
Conductor: Aaron Kuan
Tuition: $700 (Please see our Music Immersion Packages page for discounts!)

(2015-2016 MYSP students registered by June 6, 2016 are eligible to receive a $200 MYSP continuing student discount off of their tuiiton payment! No other additional orchestra discounts will apply. Students new to the MYSP program are not eligible.)

This orchestra aims to improve basic fundamental skills of string playing as well as helping students to acquire new skills such as 3rd position, martele, spiccato, and sight-reading in a creative and participatory environment. It is highly recommended that string players participate in the MYSP Preparatory String Orchestra to learn requisite skills for advancement into the MYSP Chamber Orchestra.

Recent repertoire includes:

Appalachian Suite by Douglas Wagner
Musette and Minuet by J.S. Bach
"Nimrod" from Variations on an Original Theme by Edward Elgar
"Main Title" from Star Wars by John Williams

MYSP 2016-2017 Performances

Please join the 2016-2017 MYSP orchestras as they present their winter, mid-year, and spring concerts!

  • Winter Concert: Sunday, December 18, 4:00 pm, at Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington
  • Mid-Year Concert: Sunday, March 5, 4:00 pm, at the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord
  • Spring Concert: Sunday, May 21, 4:00 pm, at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

Audition & Registration process for new and returning MYSP students:

Students interested in joining the Massachusetts Youth Symphony Project for the 2016-2017 academic year, or 2015-2016 MYSP students hoping to move up to the next level of MYSP 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 current Powers students who have paid their 2016-2017 annual registration fee).
    To pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account).
    To pay by check: Checks, made payable to Powers Music School, should be sent to Powers Music School, P.O. Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478. You may also pay by credit card by calling (617) 484-4696.
  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 and submit your registration and tuition payment within two weeks of acceptance. For those auditioning in the spring for the following year, your payment will include a $40 annual registration fee for the following year, and you may choose to pay tuition in full, or in two installments with the second installment due in August, unless a payment plan has been arranged. (Please note: There are no refunds for group programs. Choosing to pay in two installments does not release you from your financial obligation for the second installment should you need to withdraw from the MYSP program for any reason, and there is no refund for the first installment.) For those auditioning after the fiscal year has begun, your payment will include the annual $40 registration fee, and full tuition for the MYSP program, unless a payment plan has been arranged.
    To register/pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account). If you are paying in installments, select the option on the payment page to pay the $300 deposit.
    To register/pay by mail: Download and complete a 2016-2017 Registration Form, and a 2016-2017 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid. If you are paying in installments, your first installment will be $300, plus the $40 annual registration fee.

2015-2016 MYSP students planning to continue in the same level of MYSP for the 2016-2017 academic year should complete the following steps:

  1. You may pre-register by downloading and sending in your 2016-2017 Registration Form, a $40 registration fee for the 2016-2017 year, plus tuition payment. You may choose to pay tuition in full, or in two installments with the second installment due in August, unless a payment plan has been arranged. (Please note: There are no refunds for group programs. Choosing to pay in two installments does not release you from your financial obligation for the second installment should you need to withdraw from the MYSP program for any reason, and there is no refund for the first installment.)
    To register/pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account). If you are paying in installments, select the option on the payment page to pay the $300 deposit.
    To register/pay by mail: Download and complete a 2016-2017 Registration Form, and a 2016-2017 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid. If you are paying in installments, your first installment will be $300, plus the $40 annual registration fee.
 

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