Our Ensembles

Symphony Orchestra

The most advanced ensemble of the MRYO welcomes musicians ages 14-25. Symphony Orchestra offers young musicians the opportunity to acquire advanced orchestral playing skills by working on challenging and demanding repertoire. It is a unique opportunity to get a taste of great symphonic repertoire in a fun, energetic, and passionate learning environment.

Jean MacRae, conductor


Saturday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Activities


  • 3 hour rehearsals, 35 per year.
  • Minimum 8 sectionals per year with professional string, wind and brass repeaters.
  • 1 intensive weekend in the Laurentides.
  • 4 concerts a year.
  • Participation in the Quebec Youth Orchestra Association Festival (every 2 years)
  • Chamber music program (additional fee)

Registration Fee: $ 470 per year / $ 235 per session

Dolce Musica

The intermediate level string orchestra for ages 11 to 15. The goal of the ensemble is to give young musicians of an intermediate level the opportunity to develop basic orchestral skills in order to prepare them for eventual entry into the Symphony Orchestra. The repertoire is carefully chosen to build confidence on both a technical and musical level, while developing all aspects of string playing.

Jean MacRae, conductor


Saturday, 1:00 to 3:15 pm

Activities


  • 2.25 hour rehearsals, 30 per year.
  • 8 sectionals per year with professional string repeaters.
  • 1 intensive weekend in the Laurentides.
  • Participation in the Festival of Relevance.
  • 3 concerts a year.
  • Chamber music program (additional fee)

Registration Fee: $ 430 per year / $ 215 per session

String Ensemble

The junior string ensemble for ages 5 to 12. The goal of the ensemble is to give young musicians the opportunity to discover the fun of learning to play together. The repertoire is carefully chosen and arranged so that all levels may participate; no matter what the student’s abilities, he or she will be included, challenged, and encouraged.

Mayu Egan, director


Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Activities


  • 1.5 hour rehearsals, 30 per year.
  • 1 concert at the MSO
  • 3 concerts a year.

Registration Fee: $ 350 per year / $ 175 per session

Wind Ensemble

Matthew Jackson, director


Saturday, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Activities


  • 2 hour rehearsals, 30 per year
  • 3 concerts a year.
  • Chamber music program (additional fee)

Registration Fee: $ 350 per year / $ 175 per session