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For the 2020-2021 season, start your journey with us virtually and if you choose, merge to a hybrid schedule later in the season. In our virtual setting, students will have weekly classes in a small group of 9-15 students. We will continue to provide high quality music instruction in a way that is safe for all of our students, staff, and families.

When hybrid offerings become available, they will alternate modes of instruction every week. For example: a student in Young Mozarts will attend class in-person and the following week, they will attend class online. Each week, the classes will alternate between in-person meetings and online classes. Families will also have the option to remain solely online; in which case, students will attend an online class every week. In addition, our online classes will provide supplemental resources and materials to further promote student growth. Families will also be able to live stream classes, have access to a library of class recordings and connect between rehearsals using Smart Music.

Our in-person classes will allow students to enjoy our traditional, high quality music program in a safe environment with a small group of students (no more than 9). Class times will be staggered to allow for cleaning in between sessions. All students and staff on the premises must follow the very strict CDC guidelines which will be outlined in further updates. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety protocols here.

Join us as we navigate uncharted territory and keep music on your journey.  Let the adventure begin!

Preparatory Classes

No experience required. If you have any questions regarding our Preparatory Program starting on October 24th, please contact Daniela Santana at dsantana@gmys.org

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The GMYS Preparatory Program is the foundation of our music education. 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, and general music and foundational development.

Students must be at least 5 years old to participate. Many instruments provided. Some programs have registration and tuition fees, scholarships are available. Our Preparatory classes are listed below.  Schedule TBD.

  • Beginning Band
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello/Bass
  • General Music
  • Recorder
  • Band (Returning Students)
  • Strings 1 (Returning Students)
  • Strings 2 (Returning Students)

Returning Preparatory students must sign up for a class placement meeting with our teachers on Saturday, September 12, 2020. This will help our teachers place your students in the best section for their musical growth. Use the following link to select your time. 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044badad2faafa7-preparatory

String Ensembles

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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.


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Strings Orchestra

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.

Concert Orchestra

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.

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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.

Concert Band

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.


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Junior Varsity Jazz Band

Intermediate – advanced experience required.

Junior Varsity Jazz Band is an intermediate jazz ensemble for students who have an interest in jazz music. Our Junior Varsity Jazz Band is perfect for students who have experience on their instrument, but are new to jazz. Students will develop the fundamentals of jazz technique and style, and be exposed to standard jazz band repertoire.

Varsity Jazz Band

Advanced experience required.

Varsity Jazz Band is an advanced jazz ensemble for students who have a passion for jazz. Students in our Varsity Jazz Band have advanced experience on their instruments, as well as prior experience in jazz music. 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. Our classes will develop students’ jazz technique, improvisation, and musical skills.

Symphony Orchestra

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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.

Contact us for further information:
Email us: info@gmys.org
Call our office: (305) 667-4069
5275 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143