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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 and Summer Chamber Music Camp 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!

Join MMYO

Registration and Tuition

Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 MMYO season!   Please register online and then call Madeline at (619) 239-0100 x303 to pay the registration fee.

After the registration form and payments are received, participants will be able to schedule their audition time for August 23rd or 24th, 2014.  August auditions will be scheduled starting July 1st.  The deadline to sign up for August auditions is Wednesday, August 20th at 6pm.

Take a look at our registration, tuition, and payment schedule..

Auditions

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.

For further details on the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, please call Madeline Stewart at (619) 239-0100 ext. 303 or email mstewart@mainlymozart.org.

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.

Quick Links

Register Online

Registration and Tuition Information

Audition Information, Procedures, and Requirements

General Rehearsal Information

MMYO Visitor Form

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 October of 2014.

Current Members

Rehearsal Schedule

To view the most current rehearsal schedule, 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

mstewart@mainlymozart.org

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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