Youth String Ensemble

The Youth String Ensemble (EPYSE), under the direction of Mr. Rodrigo Maldonado, is an intermediate level string orchestra (advanced beginning and intermediate string players with some orchestral experience). This group encourages exploration, leadership, and musicality while playing as part of a whole.

The Youth String Ensemble (EPYSE) is for students:

9 to 15 Years of Age

Though the majority of students fit into these age groups, upon request, exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Music Director, in consultation with the conductors.  

Program Information

Tuition: $425

*tuition rates are subject to change

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Rehearsal for the Fall and Spring semesters do vary at certain times but will remain consistent.

Financial Assistance

No qualifying student will be turned away from the EPSYO because of an inability to pay tuition. The EPSYO fundraises to provide tuition payment financial aid for musicians whose families demonstrate exceptional need.

Please note that it is mandatory for students receiving financial assistance to participate in fundraisers.


Concerto Competition

With much excitment, the EPSYO is announcing the return of our annual Concerto Competition! The contest will take place in January of 2023 and will award one grand prize winner. Please scan the QR code or browser our program tab for more info.

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EPSYO Fall Concert

The EPSYO is proud to present the first concert of the 2022-2023 season! Please join us for the sounds of Brahms, Mahler, and so much more. Scan the QR code to purchase tickets online.

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