The 2023-24 Endangered Instruments Program has openings.
Please forward all inquiries to Rosina@vyo.org
The VYOA’s Endangered Instruments Program (EIP) is a subsidized private lesson program that encourages students to play those instruments that are typically difficult to recruit for orchestras (oboe, bassoon, French horn, trombone, tuba, and string bass). EIP is open to new students who are not taking private lessons or to VYOA students interested in playing one of these instruments in our orchestras.
Qualifying students receive 28 subsidized lessons annually (September–June) and may participate up to three years. EIP teachers will place students in 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons (only first year students are eligible for 30 minute lessons).
Student lesson fees are the following:
30 minutes = $16.50/lesson
45 minutes = $22.50/lesson
60 minutes = $27.50/lesson
To maintain eligibility, students must regularly attend lessons, participate in their school music program, perform an annual check-in with the VYOA audition panel, and accept their placement in a VYOA orchestra as a result of that yearly check-in.