Impressions: Our 2021 – 2022 season is all about adjusting our focus; getting back to what’s really important.
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Our classes will return to our regular in-person programming. GMYS will follow MDCPS recommendations regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. All students and staff are required to wear face coverings and bell covers (for wind instruments) indoors and during any and all rehearsals. Temperatures will be taken at check-in and sanitizer will be provided.
August 21 & 22 – Sign up HERE
Auditions will be held on August 21 and 22. These auditions will be held IN PERSON at Miami Dade College (Kendall Campus – 11011 SW 104th St, Miami, FL 33176). Students will be contacted individually with details. These auditions are for new students and move-ups ONLY.
Check our website at www.gmys.org for audition requirements as they might have changed (https://gmys.org/greater-miami-youth-symphony-auditions/)
Current times are subject to change, please check the email you signed up with for any updates.
Please call (305) 667- 4069 if you have any questions or contact Michelle Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Miami Youth-Action Music Initiative (MYami)
Our MYami Mentors – Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is perfect for students who want to take ownership in our programs. YLC members will serve as ambassadors for GMYS and be an example of how music engages and empowers students.Scholarships opportunities available! Deadline to apply is August 22, 2021.
EXCITING CHANGES COMING SOON FOR PREP! The GMYS Preparatory Program is the foundation of our music education. For this reason, we will establish its rebranding as the Miami Youth-Action Music Initiative (MYami). The major objectives and activities include the creation of a specific curriculum for our preparatory program in coordination with our teaching artists that encompasses more individualized student attention and instrument specific instruction. Furthermore, in keeping with our mission to serve as a “Total Community Project” the program will be expanded to include peer guided learning, community service components and student leadership opportunities. Open to our youngest members with little or no previous musical experience, the program strives to introduce our young musicians to the joys of playing a musical instrument, among a small group of peers. Our classes will focus on instrumental playing technique, general music and foundational development.
Students must be at least 5 years old to participate. Instruments available (limited supply). Some programs have registration and tuition fees. Scholarships are available. Our MYami classes are listed below.
ENSEMBLES: $ = Paid Locations * = Location only available to students registered at the site
- MYami – Beginning Strings: @ MDC Sundays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Grades 3-5 ONLY) $
- MYami – Beginning Band: @ MDC Sundays 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Grades 3-5 ONLY) $
- MYami – Beginning Strings: @ Riviera Presbyterian Church Saturdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Grades K-2 ONLY) $
- MYami – Beginning Band: @ Riviera Presbyterian Church Saturdays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Grades 3-5 ONLY) $
- MYami – Piano: @ ARC Fridays 12:30 PM· 2:30 PM *
- MYami – Band: @ Florida City Wednesday/Thursday 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM *
- MYami – Beginning Strings: @ Gateway Mondays 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM & Wednesdays 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM *
- MYami – Beginning Strings: @Airbase K-8 Center Tuesday & Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM *
- MYami – Band: @ Somerset Academy Tuesday & Thursdays 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM * (Qualifying Scholarship Recipients ONLY)
- MYami – Beginning Strings: @ St. John’s Episcopal Tuesday & Thursdays 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM $
Young Mozarts Orchestra
1-2 years of experience required.
Young Mozarts is our beginner orchestra for string players. Our Young Mozarts Orchestra is perfect for developing student musicianship, technique, and independent learning skills. Students will learn about the fundamentals of music in a safe and fun environment.
2-4 years of experience required.
Strings Orchestra is our intermediate I orchestra for string players who have progressed beyond Young Mozarts Orchestra. Our Strings Orchestra works with students to develop their reading ability and increase their repertoire. Our classes will help them to hone their skills on their instruments and in an ensemble. Students will develop their musical ability and their independent learning and higher order thinking skills.
Intermediate – advanced experience required.
Concert Orchestra is our intermediate II orchestra for string players who have graduated past our Preparatory Strings Program, Young Mozarts Orchestra and String Orchestra Programs. Rehearsals concentrate on advanced instrumental technical and expressive skills in an inclusive, ensemble-focused setting. Our classes are designed to develop advanced reading skills, ensemble skills, and individual technique and musicality.
Brass and Wind Ensembles
Wind musicians will be expected to follow additional COVID-19 protocols. Please review them here.
PERCUSSIONISTS: Please note that due to limitations on access to equipment, our offerings for percussion this year will be limited and dependent on enrollment numbers.
Young Sousas Band
1-2 years of experience required.
Young Sousas is our beginning band ensemble for wind and percussion students. Our Young Sousas Band is perfect for developing student musicianship, technique, and independent learning skills. Students will learn about the fundamentals of music in a safe and fun environment.
2 or more years of experience required.
Concert Band is our intermediate band ensemble for wind and percussion students who have progressed beyond our Young Sousas Band program. Our Concert Band works with students to develop their reading ability and increase their repertoire; our classes will help them to hone their skills on their instruments and in an ensemble. Students will develop their musical ability and their independent learning and higher order thinking skills.
Jazz Band is an intermediate-advanced ensemble for students who have an interest in jazz music. Students will develop the fundamentals of jazz technique and style, and be exposed to standard jazz band repertoire. Members of our Varsity Jazz Band are expected to learn and prepare extremely high levels of jazz band repertoire, and are exposed to many different styles and genres of jazz music.
Symphony Orchestra is our advanced, flagship orchestra encompassing strings, winds, and percussion. Students in Symphony Orchestra play at the highest level of all our ensembles. In our virtual setting, there will be an increased focus on chamber music and advanced orchestral repertoire for our Symphony students. Students will develop advanced instrumental, ensemble, and musical techniques and continue to grow through the musical resources. Members of the Symphony Orchestra are expected to learn and prepare extremely advanced levels of music, and many of our Symphony students choose to pursue music as a career.