Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts

Youth Orchestra Program

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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 orchestral playing.

Highlights
• A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly accomplished team of teachers
• Two distinct orchestras catering to all budding musicians.
• Annual performances at the historic Michigan Theatre
• Instrument enrichment classes with local, professional musicians
• A yearly orchestra retreat
• 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.

Music Director: Mrs. Sarah Lenhart

Tuition:
SSO $250/ term or $450/ Fall & Spring term

SSO + Chamber Music Combo $430/ term  or $820/ Fall and Spring term  

(Combo includes 10% discount)

AUDITION INFORMATION

Monday
5:30pm - 7:30pm Orchestra Rehearsal   

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

Tuition:

YSO $250/ term or $450/ Spring & Fall terms

YSO +  Chamber Music Combo  $395 or $767/ Fall and Spring term

 

(Combo includes 10% discount)

Monday

6:30 - 8:30 pm Orchestra Rehearsal 

AUDITION INFORMATION