The Junior and Intermediate String Orchestras give string students an opportunity to develop orchestral ensemble and musical skills.
GYMC String Orchestras
The GYMC orchestra program began as the happy joining of like-minded teachers and concerned music lovers who wanted to make sure that all the children of Guelph and surrounding areas have the opportunity to play in an orchestra. After a trial year in 2004, the orchestras debuted in December 2005. The Junior and Intermediate orchestras are for string players only, and are intended to give young performers an opportunity to develop orchestral ensemble and musical skills, leading to participation in the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra and beyond.
Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the GYMC String Orchestras will be directed by Tak Kwan.
The GYMC would like to thank conductor Jef ten Kortenaar for his leadership and loving caring of the orchestras for over 10 years.
The Junior and Intermediate Orchestras are for string players only, and are intended to give young performers an opportunity to develop orchestral ensemble and musical skills.
The cost for either the Junior or the Intermediate String Orchestra is $350 (early bird price of $332.50 until June 30). Registration includes a weekend rehearsal retreat. The Orchestra program is 25 weeks, with rehearsals on Saturday mornings from September to May.
Junior Orchestra rehearsals on Saturdays 9:45 – 10:45 am
Intermediate Orchestra rehearsals on Saturdays 11 – 12:30 pm
Session 1: September 9 – December 1, 2017
Session 2: January 6 – May 4, 2018
These programs are recommended for players at Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) level 4 and above.
Contact us for registration information or download, print and complete the registration form (click the button link below). Please make an appointment to bring it to the office, scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 519.837.1121.Orchestra Information/Registration Package Download
The forms are also available in the GYMC office.