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.
Regular MMYO Saturday rehearsals are hosted by the San Diego Mesa College Music Department.
Interested in joining a great youth orchestra with solo, chamber, and orchestral performance opportunities? Our second round of auditions is coming up!
MMYO holds its ensemble auditions through video auditions.
Students must submit their audition video between August 18 and September 1.
To view audition materials and learn more about the audition process, please click HERE. You will be redirected to our youth orchestra website.
Any students who wish to audition after the 2018-19 Season has started 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 2018-19 season, please contact MMYO Administrator Abigail Choi ([email protected]).
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 (MMYO.org).
All registration and tuition fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The 2018-19 Season Calendar will be available later this summer on the youth orchestra website (MMYO.org).
MMYO Rehearsals are held every Saturday at Mesa College (7250 Mesa College Drive). Our first rehearsal of the 2018-19 Season will be held on Saturday September 8.