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Ensembles

Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra

Mark Miller, Conductor

An advanced ensemble geared toward high school and college students. In this ensemble, members will rehearse together as a full symphony orchestra and prepare repertoire similar to that of a professional orchestra. Our conductor, Mark Miller, has more than 30 years of experience working with talented youth orchestra musicians and is motivated to grow the Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra into an ensemble that will inspire and train the next generation of Cape Symphony musicians.

  • Location: Alternates rehearsal locations between Barnstable High School and Cape Symphony Falmouth Campus
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Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Ensemble

Repertory Ensembles

Each Repertory ensemble is designed for students at the intermediate level. Rehearsals will focus on building musicianship and technique to prepare members for the challenge of performing more advanced repertoire in CSYO. Please see calendar for specific times and locations of each ensemble.

Repertory Strings

This ensemble serves as a training ground for students who aspire to play in the string section of the Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra but need a bit more experience. Through the performance of chamber music, these young musicians will focus on developing musicianship while building a strong technical foundation on their instrument.

  • Instruments: Open to violin, viola, cello, bass (upright)
  • Conductor: David Gable
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Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Ensembl

Wind Ensemble (Repertory and Debut Level)

An ensemble for intermediate-level woodwind and brass players who aspire to play in CSYO, but need a bit more experience. Rehearsals will focus on building musicianship and technique to prepare members for the challenge of performing more advanced repertoire in the future.

  • Instruments: All Woodwinds and Brass (Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)
  • Time: Meets on Mondays from 5PM-6PM
  • Location: Cape Symphony West Barnstable Campus
  • Conductor: Alison Heleen
Repertory Winds Ensembles

Repertory Percussion

This ensemble will be devoted to preparing and performing percussion ensemble repertoire while learning to play a wide range of symphonic percussion instruments: timpani, bells, xylophone, vibes, marimba, chimes, bass drum, drum set, and auxiliary percussion. The skills acquired in this ensemble will build students’ musicianship, technique, and confidence to perform at their highest ability in their school music programs and CSYOP.

Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Ensembl

Debut Strings

An ensemble for advanced beginners who those who aspire to play in Repertory or CSYO but need a bit more experience. Rehearsals will focus on building musicianship and technique to prepare members for the challenge of performing more advanced repertoire in the future.

  • Instruments: Violin, Viola, and Cello only
  • Location: Cape Symphony West Barnstable Campus
  • Conductor: David Gable
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Debut Strings Ensemble Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra

Primary Strings

Primary Strings is an ensemble specifically designed for our youngest students (recommended for grades: K- 5). This program marks the start of our student's musical journey where they'll learn the basics of playing an instrument and participate in group performances. We believe these first steps will spark a love for music and lay a strong foundation for their continued involvement with the Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra Program (CSYOP). In Primary Strings, we emphasize teamwork and collaboration, key skills that will enhance their overall musicianship and ability to play in a group setting. Our goal is to inspire a lifelong passion for music, equipping students with the necessary tools for their ongoing musical adventure.

  • Time: Saturdays 8:45AM – 9:15AM
  • Location: Cape Symphony West Barnstable Campus
  • Conductor: David Gable
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Primary Strings Ensemble

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