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Academy String Program

Want to learn an orchestral string instrument? Our Academy String Program is the place to start! Approximately 200 students from more than 70 schools participate in the Academy programs each year. Since 2010, the Academy has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii.

BSE violins sitting

Beginning String Ensemble (BSE)

For children ages 8 & up. No prior musical experience needed. In this class, students will choose an instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass), learn basic instrument care, and start reading music. Students will perform twice in a concert setting and learn to follow a conductor.

Class Times

Saturdays, 9:00 am – 10:15 am. Special workshops, events, and concerts TBD.

Faculty

Instructor: Joan Doike

Registration

BSE 2020-2021 Registration TBA

ISE pano

Intermediate String Ensemble (ISE)

For children ages 8 & up, with at least 1 year of prior experience. Building on the Beginning String class, the Intermediate String Ensemble introduces fundamentals of orchestral playing.

Class Times

Saturdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Special workshops, events, and concerts TBD.

Faculty

Instructor: Chad Uyehara

Registration

ISE 2020-2021 Registration TBA

SOE pano

String Orchestra Ensemble (SOE)

Audition required for placement. For children of advancing ability.

Class Times

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Special workshops, events, and concerts TBD.

Faculty

Instructor: Joan Doike

Register for SOE

After careful consideration because of the COVID-19 crisis, HYS will delay Academy and Symphony Program auditions to later this fall. We are currently planning our fall activities and will announce details this summer. Due to the fluidity of this COVID-19 pandemic, HYS reserves the right to adapt our policy as the situation continues to develop. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to making music again in a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, volunteers and our community partners.

CSO with Chad Uyehara, conductor

Concert String Orchestra (CSO)

Audition required for placement. The Academy’s most advanced string orchestra.

Class Times

Saturdays, 12:45-2:45 pm. Special workshops, events, and concerts TBD.

Faculty

Instructor: Chad Uyehara

Register for CSO

After careful consideration because of the COVID-19 crisis, HYS will delay Academy and Symphony Program auditions to later this fall. We are currently planning our fall activities and will announce details this summer.  Due to the fluidity of this COVID-19 pandemic, HYS reserves the right to adapt our policy as the situation continues to develop.  Thank you for your patience and we look forward to making music again in a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, volunteers and our community partners.

 

Location

Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH)

Spalding Clubhouse, 2nd Floor
1704 Waiola Street
(Behind Washington Middle School, Corner of Waiola & Lokahi St.)

Season

To Be Announced

Audition Music for 2020-2021 Season

Audition Music for SOE/CSO

After careful consideration because of the COVID-19 crisis, HYS will delay Academy and Symphony Program auditions to later this fall. We are currently planning our fall activities and will announce details this summer. Due to the fluidity of this COVID-19 pandemic, HYS reserves the right to adapt our policy as the situation continues to develop. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to making music again in a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, volunteers and our community partners.

Minimum Age

BSE, ISE, and SOE: At least 8 years old by 8/01/20 and entering grade 3

Administrative Contact

Ms. Talia Turnbull, Academy Program Coordinator

Email: academy.strings@hiyouthsymphony.org

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