Our musicians currently play in one of two orchestra levels. The Youth Symphony is a full orchestra with brass, winds, percussion and strings. The String Orchestra features our younger string players.
Conducted by Music Director Matthew Sheppard, the Youth Symphony (YS) is designed for middle and high school students who demonstrate a high level of music reading ability and technical mastery of their instrument. Students are placed into YS by audition. YS’s repertoire is grounded in a survey of the major periods of classical music, and may also feature works of orchestral jazz, musical theater, and film music.
Led by Director Lindsay Wright, the String Orchestra (SO) is designed for string and wind players who have sufficient training on their instruments to participate in an orchestra setting. The program focuses on improving students’ music-reading skills, reinforces technical fundamentals, and provides the musical peer motivation that can make such a difference to young players.
Starting in 2016 Chamber ensembles will be available