CMSa2 Youth Ensembles Program

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Our Youth Ensembles Program offers a comprehensive sequence of developmental ensembles that prepare young musicians for membership in advanced high school orchestras. The goal of that program is to nurture musicianship and foster orchestral playing.


  • A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly accomplished team of teachers
  • Specialized instruction for all instrumental groups.  
  • Full-orchestra experience for intermediate to advanced players.
  • Exposure to the greats - from Bach to Brahms - as well as to a wide variety of other genres, including folk, jazz, latin and more!
  • A yearly orchestra retreat bringing in inspiring guest musicians.
  • A lifetime of musical and personal memories


String Youth Ensembles

Supportive rehearsals guide students to develop professionalism and lead to musically sensitive, mature performances of challenging yet level appropriate student string literature. 


Beginning Youth String Ensemble:  

For beginning string players with Suzuki book 1-3 experience (or 1-3 years experience)


Monday's 5:30-7:15 | Music Director: Mrs. Sarah Lenhart


Intermediate/ Advanced Youth String Ensemble:

For intermediate to advanced string players with Suzuki book 4+ experience (or 4+ years experience) 

This group is joined by the Wind and Percussion Youth Ensembles in the later half of each term for the full-orchestra experience.

Monday's 6:30-8:30 | Music Director: Mr. Matthew Nix

 $450 for full year (monthly payment plans available)

Youth Ensemble + Chamber Music Combo for full year: $792   (Combo includes 10% discount)


Advanced Youth Wind and Percussion Ensembles

Highly motivated Wind and Percussion players with 2 or more years of experience will learn the intricacies of successful sectional playing by working intensely in smaller chamber enembles.  These advanced ensembles join the advanced string ensemble for the full-symphony experience in the later half of each term:


Woodwind Quintet | Brass Quintet | Percussion Chamber Ensemble

Monday's 6:30-8:30 | Coached by leading professionals in the Ann Arbor Area

$450 for full year (monthly payment plans available)