Youth Orchestra

Hernan Constantino, Music Director & William Preucil, Artistic Advisor

Jane Gayle Frey, Associate Music Director

Liesl Hansen, Winds & Brass Instructor

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.

Save these dates!

June 14 and 15 – MMYO 2014-2015 Auditions. Sign-ups will begin in May 2014.

June 16 through 21 – Summer Chamber Music Camp at SDSU. For more information on this camp, please click here.

For More Information
For further details on the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, including auditions for the recently announced 2014 SDSU Creativity in Music Scholarship, please call Madeline Stewart at (619) 239-0100 ext. 303 or email mstewart@mainlymozart.org.

Youth Orchestra of the Californias: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Advanced Orchestra and the Centro de Artes Musicales Orchestra (Youth Orchestra of the Californias)

Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, Balboa Theatre

Conducted by Hernan Cosntantino, Music Director Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra side-by-side with Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra 3:00 pm Concert Mozart - Symphony No. 24 in B-flat Major, K. 182


Audition Information

Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held in June 14th and 15th, and also in August.  2014-2015 registration will be open in May 2014.  Please call Madeline at (619) 239-0100 x 303 for more information or to reserve an audition appointment.

Intermediate and Advanced Orchestra are held in early February for the remainder of the 2014 season, and in June and August for the 2014 – 2015 season. Auditions for Beginning Strings, Intermediate Strings, and Intermediate Winds & Brass are open year-round by appointment. No auditions are required for Suzuki enrollment.  MMYO is currently looking for Wind, Brass, and Percussion players.

Visit a Rehearsal

Prospective students are welcome to sit-in on an MMYO rehearsal to see if MMYO offers the experience they are looking for.  Please call Madeline at (619) 239-0100 x 303 or email mstewart@mainlymozart.org for visitor information.

Orchestral Ensembles

The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra encompasses six orchestral ensembles designed to support student musician’s 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

Summer Chamber Music Camp

An intensive music experience for serious string, wind, brass, and piano players ages 12 – 23.  For six days, students are engaged in a dynamic combination of classes, performances, and social opportunities. Students will not only make music together, they will form lasting friendships.  Camp includes masterclasses led by Mainly Mozart’s world-class musicians, daily Chamber Music Group Coaching from Mainly Mozart’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Hausmann Quartet, Chamber Music Seminars and Guided Rehearsals by music professionals, Solo Repertoire Master Classes with Mainly Mozart Festival artists and SDSU Collegiate faculty, and the chance to attend concerts and rehearsals of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra.

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.


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.