What groups are offered? YOSAC provides a multi-level development program for young musicians. String players can progress from second-year group lessons to an advanced symphony orchestra. The program also offers intermediate and advanced orchestral opportunities for wind, brass and percussion players. Based on musical ability and demonstrated growth, students are afforded the opportunity to progress through YOSAC's several groups listed below in order of increasing proficiency.
Concert Orchestra seeks to enhance and amplify the intermediate student's school music experience by introducing new keys, bowing techniques, higher positions, and ensemble skills. To this end we rehearse and perform music with two or more melodic lines, with each player switching frequently between higher and lower lines. Ideally, after this experience students will be well-prepared for the greater challenges of Symphony Orchestra repertory.
Concert Orchestra rehearses weekly at California State University East Bay.
Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Symphony Orchestra stresses the refinement of concert performing techniques (bowing, phrasing, articulation and dynamic) and provides an in-depth exploration of original and contemporary orchestral literature typically from standard orchestral scores.
Symphony Orchestra rehearses weekly at California State University East Bay.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm