If you are a young musician in grades 1-12 looking for a great orchestral experience, consider auditioning for YPCO!
YPCO has three wonderful programs for you to choose from:
The Preparatory Ensemble meets each Saturday from 1:00 – 2:00. It's a small group of string musicians who are ready to take on the challenge of ensemble playing, but are not yet ready to join the larger Chamber Orchestra.
The Chamber Orchestra meets every Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 or 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, depending on the chamber ensemble to which the musician is assigned. The Chamber Orchestra is a group of young string musicians (through 8th grade), who are ready to work in a larger group, with more difficult repertoire. As a teaching orchestra, we focus on developing our members’ musical skills and abilities to work as a team. Part of each rehearsal is spent in chamber ensembles with a coach, and part with the full orchestra.
The Advanced Ensemble (grades 9 -12) meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 9:00. Limited in size, it provides high school string players an opportunity to continue to explore the chamber and orchestral repertoire. This group continues to fulfill YPCO’s mission of providing student musicians a high caliber experience, under expert leadership, in an intimate and comfortable setting. A high level of musicianship is expected.
Please call (510) 595-4688 or e-mail Orchestra Manager, Deborah Schmidt, at email@example.com for more information or to schedule an audition.