The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO), an education program of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO), gives qualified middle and high school students the opportunity to work with BSO musicians and gain performance experience in an encouraging and motivating environment. The BSYO comprise students who are invited, following an audition, to join one of two ensembles, the Prelude Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra.
For information, please call program coordinator Gina Provenzano at 207.942.5555/800.639.3221 or email her at email@example.com.
- Instruction with BSO musicians, conductors and guest artists
- Winter and spring performance opportunities
- Side-by-side opportunities with BSO musicians
- Peer exchange with other talented young musicians
- Complimentary tickets to BSO concerts
The Prelude Orchestra provides a solid foundation
for younger students to learn to play within a full orchestra. It is an
ensemble geared toward students who have not had a great deal of
experience performing in an ensemble setting, but possess a basic level
Typical age range: 11-13
The Philharmonic Orchestra is an advanced ensemble. Players should have a strong command of their instrument, possess an advanced level of musicianship and have a solid foundation of ensemble experience. Typical age range: 14-18
The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras enrich the lives and education
of Maine students by providing music ensemble experiences of the highest
educational standards. The BSYO performances contribute to our cultural
fabric today, and ensure the continuation of a community of music
lovers for generations to come.
To deliver a meaningful ensemble experience for developing young musicians;
To provide a rich musical, artistic, and educational experience enhanced by a socially vibrant and rewarding context;
To complement and support the extraordinary efforts of our community’s public and private music educators through collaboration with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, its musicians, and conductors.
Gina Provenzano, BSYO conductorGina Provenzano, BSYO conductor, is a graduate from the University of Michigan where she earned a Bachelors of Music in both clarinet performance and music education. While attending the University of Michigan she performed with various ensembles, had the honor of marching at the Rose Bowl, and received the Michigan Alumni Music Scholarship. Provenzano began her career as a music educator in various public and private schools in the Chicago area and is currently working at All Saints Catholic School. She earned her Master's degree in Instrumental Conducting at the University of Maine, in Orono, where, as a TA, she was the assistant conductor of the University of Maine Symphonic Band. Provenzano has performed with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra as principal clarinetist and has worked with the BSO as the Education Outreach Coordinator and Librarian. Provenzano is an adjudicator and guest conductor for various middle and high school festivals and has been a member of the Maine Music Educators Association board as the District V Chair and as the Orchestra VP.