Led by Music Director Hernan Constantino and Associate Music Director Jane Frey, the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra offers unique music education and performance programs for youth ages 3-23. MMYO not only provides incredible performance opportunities and learning experiences, but also includes a high instructor-student ratio, coaching by and exposure to Mainly Mozart’s international Artist-Faculty, a Chamber Music Institute coached by leading professional chamber musicians, and inclusive programs for children with learning differences.
Our next audition dates are August 23rd and 24th. Deadline to sign up for August auditions is Wednesday, August 20th at 6pm. Register online today to reserve your audition appointment!
Auditions for Advanced and Intermediate Orchestra are scheduled in June and August for the 2014-2015 season, and again in February for approved mid-semester admissions. MMYO is currently looking for Winds, Brass, and Percussion players.
Auditions for Beginning Strings, Intermediate Strings, and Intermediate Winds & Brass are scheduled year-round by appointment. No auditions are required for Suzuki enrollment.
The 2014-2015 SDSU Creative Music Scholarship may be available for new Advanced Orchestra winds, brass, and percussion students upon audition. These are full or partial skill-based scholarships, available courtesy of the SDSU Center for Teaching Critical Thinking and Creativity.
To best prepare for your audition, view our audition information page. Here you will find details including how to book an audition for MMYO, audition day procedures, orchestral ensemble placement guidelines, and audition requirements.
Visit a Rehearsal
Prospective students are welcome to sit-in on a rehearsal to ensure that MMYO offers the experience they are looking for. Fill out a MMYO Visitor form to schedule your rehearsal visit for a Saturday rehearsal September through June!
Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra ensemble and Chamber Music Institute rehearsals are held on Saturdays at San Diego Mesa College. Click here for general rehearsal information including location, parking, directions, and our general rehearsal schedule.
The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra encompasses six orchestral ensembles designed for students ages 3-23 at all different levels and abilities, focusing on a high education level and quality performance.
A 16-week course on Saturday afternoons at Mesa Community College held from January through May for string, wind, brass, and piano players ages 12 – 23. Exploring the subtleties of ensemble playing through master classes and coaching from Mainly Mozart’s resident ensemble, the Hausmann Quartet and Mainly Mozart’s world renowned musicians.
2015 registration will be available in October of 2014.
To view the most current rehearsal schedule, please click here.
Known absences should be reported immediately. Please report other absences by 12:00pm on the day before a rehearsal or event. For last minute unexpected absences, please fill out the absence form as soon as possible.
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