THE YOUNG ARTIST ORCHESTRA
Starting on 2023-2024 Season.
No minimum, no maximum age. 100 % Skill based Orchestra.
Rehearsals: 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Conductor and Director, Jason Lim
The Young Artist Orchestra is the newest addition to the GNTYO and will begin it's inaougural season in 2023-2024. This orchestra designed for exceptional talented and advanced students who have a strong desire and love for music and music making at the highest level. Under the baton of internationally renowned and award-winning Maestro Jason Lim, students learn master symphonic works from Symphonies to Concertos while learning the true art of orchestral playing.
The Young Artist Orchestra students also have opportunities to perform with top tier soloists in the region and nationally and to prepare for performances with full scale symphonies.
Selected students of the Young Artist Orchestra will enjoy the benefits of being selected to take part in the unique McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra -Mentorship Program, (Please click for more details about the Mentorship program) Furthermore, a side-by-side performance/s (Please click here for more details about the side-by-side program) are available in which the Symphony joins forces with The McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra under conditions that allow such a collaboration. The Symphony four concerts per season.
Minimum 8th Grade - 12th Grade
Rehearsals: 4:00 - 6:30 Pm
Conductor and Director, Search underway
The Symphony orchestra is a full orchestra for advanced/ intermediate orchestra students in High school and select middle school students. This orchestra is a great training orchestra for students who are on their way to becoming fully accomplished all region or all state selectees. This will help them gain the experience and confidence to progress into the high demands of the Young Artist Orchestra. The Symphony will learn major symphonic works.
A conductor search pending and we hope to find the right director to help lead this orchestra and its students.
Maximum 10th Grade
Rehearsals: 1:45 - 3:45 pm
Conductor and Director, Julie Daniels
The Philharmonic Orchestra is comprised of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, with occasional harp and piano. This Orchestra is designed for intermediate level musicians with foundation skills of shifting (2nd up to 5th positions is expected) and orchestral bowing techniques that will enable string players to master repertoire comparable to the music taught in most high school programs in the area.
This program is ideal for all students from as young as 5th grade to 10th grade who wish to experience playing in a full orchestra setting and have a strong desire to better themselves as musicians. The Philharmonic Orchestra performs two to three concerts per season.