Future Stars

A beginning training ensemble

Welcome to MCYO’s newest ensemble for 17-18 season!! The MCYO Future Stars is conducted by Dr. Montano, with the help of two professional string coaches, Maestro Jorge Orozco and cellist Seth Castleton. For young string players in grades 2 through 4, the Future Stars is MCYO’s entry-level ensemble. The professional coaches teach, train and develop each section at each rehearsal and also perform with the group.



• Eligibility is for 2rd, 3th, and 4th grade violin, viola, and cello students.
• This class will receive entry-level orchestral training from conductor Maria Montano, maestro Jorge Orozco, and cello coach Seth Castleton.
• Future Stars will focus on fundamental ensemble and orchestral performance training for students to help them prepare for the next level MCYO ensembles.
• Future Stars rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays at 5:00-6:00.

Audition Date: Audition Registrations will be the same process as any other orchestras, at this link.

Audition requirements for all applicants:
• Prerequisite of at least one year of private lessons prior to audition
Solo of teacher’s choice: ASTA grade 1-2
Scales: (and tonic arpeggio). Rhythm, tempo, and articulation up to private teachers.

  • Students need to play two scales, one major and one minor. It can be ANY major and minor scale of their choice. Both scales need to be TWO OCTAVE scales.


If you plan on auditioning for Preparatory Strings, you do NOT need to do a separate audition for Future Stars!