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 middle 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: $200 per semester
Allegretto is MYSO's newest program specifically designed for younger, beginner students in mind. No prior skills are necessary to join this group. Students will be introduced to the instruments and will be given professional instruction about playing positions and posture, strings, notes, bow hold, and bowing techniques. In addition, students will receive teaching in a positive, fun, and encouraging environment as they learn these beginner skills.
Allegretto Tuition: $100 per semester
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 $150 per musician each semester. Families may elect to utilize our numerous fundraising opportunities or cover the costs at their discretion.