MAYS of Lake County

Orchestras meet Sundays at




St. James Episcopal Church
204 Lee Street
Leesburg, FL 34748


Chamber SymphonyThe foundation of this select group is made of the most experienced strings students. Other musical instrumentation is added to complement the selections being performed, and professional guest artists are often featured. The Chamber Symphony indicates a serious level of skill and dedication, and requires a focused attention to detail.

Sundays - 3:45- 5:45pm

 Lyric ConsortThe Lyric Consort is for students at the advanced-beginning to the intermediate performance levels. This ensemble provides a chamber setting for young string musicians to develop their ability to play with other string instruments, requiring a focused attention on tone, intonation, bow control and other aspects of string playing. This ensemble is for the serious string player, and provides the opportunity for strong development as a string musician. Repertoire is chosen to specifically improved technique and to promote music appreciation.

Sundays - 1:30-3:30pm

 Concert StringsThe Concert Strings is an entry-level group for beginning string players ages 9 and older and has been developed to help the budding string musicians learn to listen and play music with other string players. This ensemble provides students with the opportunity to work closely with peers and instructors to learn the first levels of playing together and mastering the string instruments.

Sundays - 4:30-5:45pm

 String ExplorersA place for beginning musicians ages 5 to 8. In the String Explorers, students learn the essentials of strings playing for the first time. Students work on techniques like how to play a string instrument, read music, and play in an ensemble. Emphasis is placed on instructing the new musician with basic techniques and fundamentals while learning to play in an ensemble.

Sundays - 3:00-4:30pm

Important Links:

How to Join - MAYS Lake County Application and Audition Process

MAYS Application - Application must be completed for membership in MAYS.

Tuition/Payments - Make payments to MAYS online.

Scholarship - Learn more about scholarship opportunities available through the Jonathan May Foundation.

MAYS of Lake County Auditions - Students in the Chamber Symphony and Lyric Consort are required to take placement auditions.


Orchestra Policies - Attendance Policy, Concert Dress, and other details.

Student Opportunities - Sign up for theory and composition classes, chamber groups, MAYS recitals, workshops, masterclasses, MAYS concerto competition, or private lessons.