Youth Orchestra

Hernan Constantino, Music Director
William Preucil, Artistic Advisor
Jane Gayle Frey, Associate Music Director

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.

Upcoming Concerts

Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (Staples, Phelps), 11/15/14

6:00pm Concert Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola Performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante just one week before they perform this acclaimed piece with The New York Philharmonic!


2014-2015 Rehearsals Begin September 6th at Mesa College!  Registration is still open!


Scroll down or click on these links for more information.

Register Online

Registration and Tuition Information

Audition Information, Procedures, and Requirements

General Rehearsal Information

MMYO Visitor Form

Registration and Tuition

Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 MMYO season!

Step 1: Register Online

Step 2: Pay the Registration Fee (and Tuition) online by Credit Card

Step 3: Contact Madeline to finalize an audition appointment at mstewart@mainlymozart.org.

Take a look at our registration, tuition, and payment schedule for more detailed information.


Register online today and contact us to schedule your audition!

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.

Orchestral Ensembles

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.

Our orchestral ensembles are:

Suzuki Strings

Beginning Strings

Intermediate Strings

Intermediate Winds and Brass

Intermediate Orchestra

Advanced Orchestra

Chamber Music Opportunities

Anne-Marie McDermott, Artistic Advisor Hausmann Quartet, Ensemble in Residence Chamber Music Institute

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 mid October of 2014.

Rehearsal Schedule

To view the most current rehearsal schedule and Fall 2014 rehearsal dates, please click here.

Report an Absence

To report an absence, 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.


Contact Us

For information on our programs and events, please contact:

Madeline Stewart, MMYO Administrator


619/239/0100 ext. 303

Ehren Bollenbacher, Production Coordinator ebollenbacher@mainlymozart.org 619/239/0100 ext. 319 Box Office 619/466-8742

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