Presto Fall Registration is Now Closed! Please check back later this Fall for Spring Registration.
Learn how to play in an orchestra with the VYOA’s Presto strings program!
Presto offers beginning string players an introduction to ensemble playing in a fun and encouraging environment. Each session is 6-weeks long and ends with a fun and festive concert for family and friends!
Conductor: Kathleen Kono
Ensemble Manager: Myriam Bouti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals: Sundays at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, 1:30-2:30 pm
Students interested in Presto should: have at least one year of experience in weekly private lessons or weekly school orchestra class, be able to read notes fluidly on all the strings in first position, and be able to interpret the written rhythms of eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes and their equivalent rests.
October 1, 8, 15, 29 (no rehearsal on Oct 22)
The concert is on Sunday, November 12 at 2:30pm at Elley-Long Music Center (please reserve the afternoon for a dress rehearsal prior to the concert)
**Students interested in Presto should be able to read music in the keys of G major and D major and be able to read music and understand the written rhythms of eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes and their equivalent rests.**
Please register no later than September 12!
If you are applying for Financial Aid, we must receive your completed registration information and Financial Aid application by Sep 12 for Fall Presto to ensure consideration. Click here to apply for financial aid after you have registered for Presto.
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Contact Myriam Bouti (email@example.com) for any questions or to request a Financial Aid application.
A word from the Presto conductor:
“Hello Presto players! My name is Kathleen Kono and I am excited to return for another year of Presto! Together we will learn how to play as an orchestra with new friends that play violins, violas, cellos and basses. At the end of the six weeks, we will perform an amazing concert for all your family and friends. Please join us, and get ready to have some fun playing music together! I can’t wait to meet you!”