MYSO is a strings-only orchestra with a multi level ensemble from beginner to advanced. The ensemble is under the direction and guidance of professional musicians. We stress mastery of certain skills and proper technique of the instrument at each orchestra level. Thus we do not specify a particular age or grade for any of our orchestras because playing is first and foremost about skill. Musicians are properly placed within the ensemble based upon the skills they need to attain at that level. Our musicians advance as they improve their musicality, playing technique, and ability to play advanced music with others within an orchestra setting.
Rarely are we able to find works that allow a mixture of skills in one ensemble. Musicians range from elementary to high school musicians. Scherzo Ensemble does just that. It creates the roadmap for an enriching musical and orchestral journey. Musicians will be provided instruction at their skill, while working as a group.
Scherzo Tuition: $400 per year
Tuition and Fundraising
MYSO strives to keep tuition low and affordable for our families while also believing that music education is a worthwhile investment. Tuition alone covers only a portion of the true costs of providing a quality music program, therefore, in addition to providing tuition, we require our families to participate in a minimum amount of fundraising totaling approximately $300 per musician each year. Families may elect to utilize our numerous fundraising opportunities or cover the costs at their discretion.