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.
• NO SIGHT READING OR ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS FOR FUTURE STARS
If you plan on auditioning for Preparatory Strings, you do NOT need to do a separate audition for Future Stars!