Powers Youth Orchestra - String

Powers Youth Orchestra - String

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About the PYO String Orchestra

The PYO 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

Conductor: Noah Dresser
Time: Saturdays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Tuition: $600 + $20 registration fee, $30 audition fee (waived for returning orchestra students)

Discounts/Scholarships: If you plan to register for private lessons at Powers in addition to orchestra, please check our Merit Scholarship page for information about 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 the Powers Youth Orchestra.

 

Audition process:

Students NEW to the Powers Youth Orchestra program interested in joining for the 2019-2020 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 orchestra students).
    To pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site.
  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 $20 fall registration fee and full tuition for the Powers Youth Orchestra program, unless a payment plan has been arranged. Please check our Merit Scholarship page for information about chair positions and Conservatory Program scholarships!
    To register/pay online: Use the following links to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account): Register for PYO StringRegister for PYO PreparatoryRegister for PYO Chamber. Please call the office if you received financial aid or a merit scholarship or have been accepted into the Conservatory Program.

Current Powers Youth Orchestra students planning to continue for the 2019-2020 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 $20 fall registration fee and full tuition for the Powers Youth Orchestra program, unless a payment plan has been arranged. Please check our Merit Scholarship page for information about chair positions and Conservatory Program scholarships!
    To register/pay online: Use the following links to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account): Register for PYO StringRegister for PYO PreparatoryRegister for PYO Chamber. Please call the office if you received financial aid or a merit scholarship or have been accepted into the Conservatory Program.

Audition Requirements:

PYO String / PYO Preparatory Orchestra audition requirements:

  • 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)
  • One 2-octave scale of your choice
  • Two contrasting pieces of your choice
  • Sight-reading
 

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