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Youth Orchestra Program
The AA-SPA Youth Orchestra 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 in orchestral playing.
• A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly accomplished team of teachers
• Three orchestra levels with a pre-reading preparatory ensemble class
• Annual performances at the historic Michigan Theatre
• Instrument enrichment classes with local, professional musicians
• A yearly orchestra retreat to foster skills and build “esprit de corps”
• A lifetime of musical and personal memories
Sterling String Orchestra (SSO)
Supportive rehearsals challenge students to develop professionalism and lead to musically sensitive, mature performances of challenging student string literature. This orchestra facilitates the musical and technical transition to the full symphony.
SSO $235 | SSO + Chamber Music Combo $532 (Combo includes 10% discount)
5:30pm - 7:00pm Orchestra Rehearsal
7:00 - 8:00 pm Chamber Music (optional)
Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO)
This orchestra challenges musicians to a high performance level while experiencing a rich symphonic repertoire. Intensive rehearsals develop high listening, technical, and ensemble skills. This impressive orchestra has performed in Australia and Toronto and was one of the Middle level orchestra to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago.
Music Director: Dr. Michael Hopkins
YSO $250 | YSO + Chamber Music Combo $545 (Combo includes 10% discount)
6:00 - 7:00pm Chamber Music (optional)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Orchestra Rehearsal