Orchestras and Ensembles

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 - 3:45pm to 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- 1:30pm to 3:30pm

 Concert StringsConcert 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 - 4:30pm to 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 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm




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





MAYS of Orlando

All orchestras meet Sundays at

St. Alban's Anglican Cathedral
3348 W. State Rd. 426 (Aloma Ave.)
Oviedo, FL 32765


Symphony—The Symphony is the MAYS’ most advanced full orchestra ensemble. This top-level group rehearses and performs a vast array of standard orchestral repertoire, and is continually challenged to reach for the finest in orchestral performance. Being a member of the Symphony indicates a high level of technique and musicianship, and this group focuses on understanding the depth and nuances of music, like color, tonal quality, and interpretation.

Sundays - 3:45pm to 6:00pm


Repertory Orchestra—The Repertory Orchestra provides the essential opportunity for young musicians to grow and develop their musical skills in the full orchestra setting. In the Repertory Orchestra, students are taught skills to refine their orchestral playing skills, abilities that include listening, adjusting, and learning to play in a large ensemble. This orchestra is designed to nourish the musical abilities of students, and help them develop skills to play in an ensemble reading off larger scores and with new sounds.

Sundays - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Intermezzo—The Intermezzo is a group designed to take on the great works for string orchestra. This intermediate to advanced 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.

Sundays - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Concertino—The Concertino is an entry-level group for beginning string players ages 5 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 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm




St. Alban's Anglican Cathedral
3348 W. State Rd. 426 (Aloma Ave.)
Oviedo, FL 32765

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