HYS Academy

The HYS Academy is an out-of-school, entry-level music program that gives students the basics of music study. It also provides learning opportunities for those who are beyond rudimentary skills but need additional teaching to prepare for a position in HYS’s Symphony Program or other more advanced courses. Class sizes are smaller and teachers are trained to work in early music education. The program also provides performance outlets with high standards for these beginning students.

The HYS Academy houses HYS’s well-established String Program which has been in existence for more than 30 years. It serves nearly 200 students from more than 70 schools each year. Four orchestras make up the String Program and are for students who play the violin, viola, cello or string bass. Additionally, the Academy offers two low cost music classes for Boys & Girls Club members.

Music4Kids is a general music class for children 7 to 9 years old. And the Boys & Girls Club Band is a beginning band class open to students 10 years and older. Classes meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays. All supplies and instruments are included in these programs.

During the summer, the Academy offers Summer Strings, daily instruction over a five-week session for beginning and intermediate players.

String Program Times & Locations

String Program Registration Information

Music4Kids and Boys and Girls Club Band Registration Information