140608_MM_168Led 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. Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (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.

 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MUSICAL LIFE OF A CHILD

At Mainly Mozart, we have seen first-hand that music can be a powerful spark in unleashing a child’s potential.

Research shows that playing a musical instrument inspires self-confidence, creativity and focus. It strengthens the parts of kids’ brains that process math and language skills, and allows for critical thinking.

In February 2015, we launched an exciting community-wide campaign aimed at giving San Diego kids the chance to unleash their own unique genius through the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (MMYO). To learn more and donate, please visit MMYO’s IndieGogo page!

 

UPCOMING MMYO CONCERTS AND EVENTS


Saturday, April 4 | Spring Break

No rehearsal on this day

Spring-Break

Enjoy Spring Break!


Auditions for MMYO String Chamber Music Workshop

NEW! – NOW OFFERED THROUGH MAINLY MOZART – NEW!

The MMYO Strings Chamber Music Workshop is an exciting opportunity open only to those musicians in the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra. There will be a total of 15 students accepted into the workshop. Anyone interested in participating may join MMYO in order to be qualified for this workshop.

NOTE: Baby Grand piano available for any auditionee who will use accompanist.

The Workshop
Students will rehearse and perform in ensembles alongside their Mainly Mozart Festival Artist Mentors; they will be given the unique chance to experience firsthand how professional musicians prepare for their own performances. These Artist Mentors represent some of the finest string players in America today.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION AND AUDITION APPLICATION PROCESS
For details and more information about the MMYO Strings Chamber Music Workshop and to register online for an audition, click the online registration button below . The online audition application is at the bottom of the workshop information page.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 19
1:30–3:00pm
Sunset Temple, North Park
3911 Kansas St. (just north of University Avenue)
San Diego, CA 92104

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Master Class for all MMYO String Players conducted by Bill Preucil

NEW! – NOW OFFERED THROUGH MAINLY MOZART – NEW!

The Master Class for MMYO String players is conducted by Bill Preucil at Sunset Temple, North Park right after the MMYO String Chamber Music Workshop auditions.

This master class will be open to all string players in the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (to attend), regardless of their ensemble level, free of charge and no registration needed—just show up! In addition, two or three violinist will be chosen from the audition pool to work with Bill during this master class.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
3:00–4:00pm (after auditions)
Sunset Temple, North Park
3911 Kansas St. (just north of University Avenue)
San Diego, CA 92104

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Youth Orchestra of the Californias

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, “The Garden Party of the Century,” and of a remarkable 100 year old Balboa Park, the Youth Orchestra of the Californias presents an afternoon concert featuring great classical music.

Dmitri Shostakovich                  Festival Overture
Leonard Bernstein                     Westside Story
Arturo Marquez                          Danzon No. 2
Pablo de Sarasate                       Carmen
José Pablo Moncayo                  Huapango
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky           Waltz of the Flowers

One year ago, this bi-national ensemble had its debut at New Children’s Museum in San Diego, celebrating Cinco de Mayo. This is their third performance together. A youth ensemble to be reckoned with, come hear this remarkable collaboration between some of the finest young string players of Tijuana and San Diego, together.

SATURDAY, MAY 9
Spreckels Organ Pavillion, Balboa Park
4:00pm Concert
This concert is free to the public!


Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra & Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra; Hernan Constantino, conductor Youth Orchestra & Michael Francis, conductor Festival Orchestra

Program      TBA

Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra: Suzuki Strings, Beginning Strings, Intermediate Strings, Intermediate Winds & Brass, Intermediate Orchestra and Advance Orchestra

SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Balboa Theatre, Downtown
3:00pm Concert
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MMYO String Chamber Music Workshop

NEW! – NOW OFFERED THROUGH MAINLY MOZART – NEW!

Participation determined by April 19 Auditions

The Workshop will take place during the Mainly Mozart Festival. Participating groups will be determined by audition on Sunday, April 19. There will a total of 15 students accepted into the workshop (per audition). These students will rehearse and perform in ensemble alongside their Mainly Mozart Festival Artist Mentors.

During this workshop, groups will have a series of rehearsals with their Mentors, a dress rehearsal and perform on the June 20 Mainly Mozart Festival Overture Concert prior to the final Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra concert that evening.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12–SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Location TBA
Time TBA
Audition Info, click HERE


CONNECT WITH US

For information on our programs and events, please contact:

Ehren Bollenbacher, Production Coordinator
[email protected]
619/239-0100 ext. 319

Box Office
[email protected]
619/466-8742​


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Click here for information on upcoming rehearsals.


AUDITION INFORMATION

Click here for information on upcoming Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra auditions.


REPORT AN ABSENCE

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Known absences should be reported immediately. Please report absences no later than 12:00pm on the day before a rehearsal or event.  For last minute unexpected absences, please email Ehren Bollenbacher with the specific reason at [email protected].


VOLUNTEER

Are you a classical music lover yearning to make a difference? A student eager to learn new skills? A committed community member inspired to advance the Arts in San Diego? You belong in our group of devoted volunteers!

Volunteers provide essential support to Mainly Mozart – assisting with concerts, private Affinity Group events, and fundraising galas, or providing office and special project assistance.  Mainly Mozart volunteers are welcomed into the Mainly Mozart family, meet new friends and professional contacts, and receive complimentary concert tickets when availability permits.
For information, please contact:
Robert Fishman, Director of Administration or Call: 619-239-0100, ext. 305