Programs

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.

Rehearsal Schedule

The Youth Symphony rehearses Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:30 pm.

The tuition for YS is $495/year. This amount is all-inclusive, and the HPYS year runs from September through May. Please refer to our Tuition Policy page.

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.

Rehearsal Schedule

The String Orchestra rehearses Thursday, Rehearsal Group 1: 4:30pm – 6:00pm & Rehearsal Group 2: 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

The tuition for SO is $430/year. This amount is all-inclusive, and the HPYS year runs from September through May. Please refer to our Tuition Policy page.

Starting in 2016 Chamber ensembles will be available

Rehearsal Schedule

The new chamber ensembles will rehearse after regularly scheduled rehearsals.

6:30pm – 7:30pm