Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras

Announcements

9/16/2021- The application for Fall 2021 is currently closed but those still interested can write to bsyo@bangorsymphony.org. Please review the Fall 2021 Safety Plan for the latest COVID protocols.

Program Features

The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO), an education program of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO), gives qualified students ages 8 to 18 the opportunity to gain performance experience in an encouraging and motivating environment. For information, please call the BSYO at 207.942.5555 or email bsyo@bangorsymphony.org

  • 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
  • Access to BSO concerts

Ensembles

The Pre-Orchestra Program offers beginning string players their first taste of ensemble playing. As an introductory group, students will learn the importance of following a conductor, listening, and playing together. Pre-Orchestra meets every other week from 4:00-4:45 pm. No audition required.

The Prelude String Orchestra (Sascha Zaburdaeva, conductor) provides a solid foundation for intermediate string players seeking to gain experience in an ensemble setting. Students should possess a basic level of musicianship and will develop the skills necessary to play in a full orchestra. The Prelude String Orchestra will rehearse and perform its own repertoire, and will combine with Wind Ensemble members on occasion. [Rehearsal weekly 5:00-6:30 pm]

The Wind Ensemble (Becky Mallory, conductor) provides a solid foundation for woodwind, brass and percussion players seeking to gain experience in an ensemble setting. Students should possess a basic level of musicianship and will develop the skills necessary to play in a full orchestra. The Wind Ensemble will rehearse and perform its own repertoire, and will combine with the Prelude String Orchestra on occasion. No audition required. [Rehearsal weekly 5:00-6:30 pm]

The Philharmonic Orchestra (Sascha Zaburdaeva, conductor) 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. [Rehearsal weekly 6:45-8:45 pm]