Cape Cod Music Classes
Youth Orchestra Program
The Cape Youth Orchestra program brings talented young musicians of all ages and skill levels from Cape Cod and southern New England together to perform under the direction of professional conductors, musicians and educators from the Cape Symphony, Conservatory, and Boston area. Centered on fostering joy in instrumental and orchestral playing, the youth orchestra program provides young musicians with enriching musical experiences that strengthen their musicianship and create lasting memories.
Three Ways to Play:
The Cape Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra experience designed for our most advanced and dedicated youth musicians on the Cape and southeast Massachusetts. Engaging weekly rehearsals challenge all musicians to strive for musical excellence while introducing them to classical and contemporary symphonic repertoire and providing practical tools to strengthen their musicianship skills.
Debut Strings is our intermediate string orchestra (2+ years experience). Designed to excite and inspire early-level string players through grade 8, Debut provides a strong foundation for orchestral playing and develops musicianship and technical skills in a fun and supportive environment. Students will be challenged with carefully-selected string ensemble arrangements and have opportunities to play side-by-side with the Youth Orchestra.
Inviting all dedicated & motivated student musicians Youth Orchestra program for the 17|18 academic year!
We will look forward to meeting your student musician!
Contact the Conservatory with any questions: email@example.com | 508.362.2772.
Christopher Schroeder, Cape Youth Orchestra Conductor
In addition to the Cape Conservatory, Schroeder established and conducts the wind ensembles at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in greater Boston, he established the brass program at Keys for Kids in Lexington, guest conducted the Boston Youth Philharmonic Wind Ensemble, and collaborated with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on their summer music series. In 2013, Schroeder was recognized as a Top 10 Finalist for the “Best of US” national search to recognize and celebrate the unsung heroes that make America great.
Stephanie Weaver, Executive Director of the Cape Conservatory, brings decades of experience as a musician, educator and lecturer, along with the resources and connections of the Conservatory, to the team.
Mariellen Sears, Cape Youth Orchestra Program Manager. Mariellen has performed as a chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States and Eastern Europe. She taught in the Nauset Public Schools for 34 years.
Cape Symphony Masterpiece Series Guest Artists are also accessible to student musicians. Youth Orchestra members are invited to observe all Master Classes and, depending on instrumentation and skill level, may be invited to join a Master Class.
CAPE YOUTH ORCHESTRA & DEBUT STRINGS PHOTO ALBUM
Mid-Sept. through Mid-May
Minimum two years experience playing an orchestral instrument. Musicians must be in good standing within their school music programs; private lessons with outside instructor or Conservatory faculty member is strongly encouraged.
Placement Auditions for 2017/18 Season:
June 5 & 12
CYO, Debut Strings Concert
CYO Spring Concert -
Cape Youth Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony 5
Official Sponsor of the Cape Youth Orchestra
Cape Youth Orchestra photographs by
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