Welcome to the Prescott Youth Orchestra!
The Prescott Symphony Orchestra is starting a youth instrumental string orchestra in August of 2021. The Prescott Youth Orchestra includes students in the 5th through 8th grades who currently play, or are interested in playing violin, viola, cello or string bass. The orchestra is being created to provide an engaging musical experience for those students who would like to perform in a string ensemble and/or wish to learn. Students who already play another instrument will have the opportunity to improve their level of musical competence by learning a stringed instrument and exploring this new challenge.
Assessments will be made as to the skill level of each participant and those with like competence will be assigned to a coach who, with skill-appropriate music, will work to help develop the ability within their group to allow integration into the full orchestra. This will be accomplished by having students alternately grouped by instrument, by ability, and all together. Students will be engaged in and taught unique skills (technique, theory, musicianship, etc.). Music will be provided and written/arranged to allow players of all abilities to play with the full group.
Parents with students who might be interested in joining this orchestra and would like more information, should complete the interest form to the right.
KICKOFF EVENT – Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 10:54am to 12:24pm
Bradshaw Middle School
12255 Turquoise Circle
Dewey, AZ 86327
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Glassford Hill Middle School
6901 Panther Path
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314