Kurt Johnson, violinist with The Houston Symphony and Travis parent, is excited to continue a second season of orchestral training for young musicians age 5 and up and welcomes all aspiring students to apply.
Two orchestras are offered this season: The Concert Orchestra, for beginner students (Suzuki book 2 and above); and the Philharmonic Orchestra, for students at an intermediate/advanced level (Suzuki book 3 level or higher). An application, fee, and teacher recommendations are required for consideration. An audition is required only for the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Both orchestras will have the opportunity to receive regular sectional coaching from musicians from The Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, and Houston Grand Opera. HYSO also offers social activities, outreach concert opportunities, and a winter and spring concert. The application deadline is April 15. Detailed information and applications can be found at www.hyso.info. Questions? Contact Colleen Matheu Johnson, Artistic Coordinator, The Houston Youth String Orchestra.