Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra

About the MMYO

Led by Music Director Hernan Constantino and Associate Director Jane Frey, and advised by Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil, the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra offers outstanding music education to youth ages 3-18.

We offer six ensembles: Suzuki Strings, Beginning Strings, Intermediate Strings, Concert Band, Intermediate Orchestra, and Advanced Orchestra. To learn more about our six ensembles, click HERE.

Under a strong inclusion policy that integrates young musicians of all abilities and musical backgrounds, we provide our students with solo and ensemble performance events throughout the San Diego region, as well as once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to rehearse and perform side-by-side with the finest classical musicians from our generation through the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra.

Our high instructor-to-student ratios, welcoming community atmosphere, and robust tuition assistance program make the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra ideal for cultivating artistic growth and empowerment of young people from all backgrounds to pursue musical excellence while building crucial life skills.

Ensemble Auditions

Audition materials and dates for the 2018-19 Season are now available on the MMYO website ( To view materials and dates, please click HERE.

In order to audition during the current  2017-18 Season, new students will need to receive approval from the MMYO Music Director (Hernan Constantino) and/or MMYO Associate Music Director (Jane Frey), as well as approval from the instructor of the ensemble of their choice. To set up an online audition during the season, please contact MMYO Administrator Abigail Choi ([email protected]).

Registration and Tuition Fees

Registration: $60.00

Tuition: $600.00

Registration and tuition fees may be paid with cash or check, or through our online payment system.

MMYO is dedicated to keeping registration and tuition fees affordable for our families. We offer “Early Bird” tuition discounts and incentives for families who choose to pay tuition and registration in the months of May, June, and July before the season begins in September. If you would like to receive information about sibling discounts and military discounts, and/or the tuition assistance program, please contact the MMYO administrator. We ask that all families pay, at minimum, the $60.00 registration except in cases of extreme financial difficulty.

For students who join partway through the MMYO season, tuition will be prorated by the MMYO Administrator on a case-by-case basis.

To apply for tuition assistance, click HERE. You will be redirected to the MMYO website (

All registration and tuition fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule

For a full list of our rehearsals and concerts for the 2017-18 season, please visit our new website:

MMYO Rehearsals are held every Saturday at Mesa College (7250 Mesa College Drive).

Rehearsal Time
Room Number:
Suzuki Strings
9:00 – 10:00AM
Jane Frey
Beginning Strings
10:00 – 11:00AM
Jane Frey
Intermediate Strings
11:10 – 12:10PM
Robyn Glasson
Intermediate Orchestra
12:15 – 2:00PM
Hernan Constantino
Concert Band
2:15 – 3:45PM
Frank Glasson
Advanced Orchestra
9:00 – 12:00PM
Hernan Constantino