Our Ensembles

MYSP is comprised of 3 performing orchestras which hold open auditions each spring for the following season.

Auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held August 17, 2019 for select instruments in all ensembles. 

Youth Symphony

Kalena Bovell, conductor

Full orchestra: strings, winds, brass, percussion, harp 

 

•Advanced experience level

•Performs standard orchestral repertoire

•Ages 13-18 approximately

•Four concerts per season, including a possible Side-by-Side concert or rehearsal with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

•Annual Concerto Competition - winners featured as soloists on the winter concert

•Rehearses Sundays September-May

 

Prelude Strings

Chelsea Subick, conductor

All string instruments -- violin, viola, cello, bass

 

•Training group for String Orchestra

•Intermediate experience level

•Performs High School level orchestral repertoire

•Ages 10-16 approximately

•Four concerts per season

•Rehearses Tuesday evenings September-May

String Orchestra

Long Long Kang, conductor

All string instruments - violin, viola, cello, bass

•Training group for Youth Symphony

•Intermediate to advanced experience level

•Performs reductions of orchestral literature

•Ages 12-18 approximately

•Four concerts per season

•Rehearses Tuesday evenings September-May

 
 
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