A division of Cultural Art Strings, Manchester Youth Orchestra Project launched in January 2016 for the intermediate youth musicians of Manchester and surrounding areas. Acceptance is by audition or teacher recommendation. The group meets once a week to rehearse the rich orchestral repertoire available for young musicians. One concert at the end of each semester plus community outreach opportunities. Directed by CAS Faculty and Guest Conductors.

Requirements include:

  • ages 9-13
  • one year experience
  • be able to read music
  • be able to play at least 2 scales
  • taking private lessons or be involved in your school program