Couple Reminders

Dear AYSP students and families,


Just a couple reminders:



We hope you enjoy a wonderful long weekend!



Find the eligibility check-list attached.

It is very important that students/parents communicate any changes to the submitted registration information with Dr. Strong at For Example: If a student changed schools



We are excited to announce that starting in September of 2019, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program - in partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools and The University of New Mexico Department of Music - will add an Elementary String Program (ESP) to its robust educational offerings.

The ESP is a beginning string program open to students in grades 4-5 in the Albuquerque area interested in learning to play the violin, viola, or cello. Classes will meet twice a week after school at the AYSP building. Unlike AYSP's Preparatory String Orchestra, ESP is a beginning group class for students with no prior music instruction whatsoever. Students will begin their first class with an instrument "petting zoo," where they can try different instruments and choose the one they want to learn to play.

Please share the attached flyer with friends and any 4-5th grade students. They can register HERE



Tuesday, September 17: 6-7pm

• Do I want to major in music in college?
• If so, what are my options?
• What different degrees are available in music?
• What types of careers are available to musicians?
• What are college music ensembles like?
• Must I major in music to play in a college music ensemble?
• What is a college music audition like?
• What music should I play at an audition?
• When do I need to start thinking about music auditions for college?

If you want answers to any or all of these questions, come listen to the UNM Music Department discuss what being a college musician is all about!
What: College Music 101
When: Tuesday, September 17, 6:00-7:00 PM
Where: AYSP Facility, Robertson Rehearsal Hall
Address: 4407 Menaul Blvd NE, 87110
Who: Students and Parents - Open to the public!

All are welcome, so invite your friends! Useful information for students in grades 9-12, but also great for middle school students already considering majoring in music in college.


We rely on donations from generous individuals and businesses like you to provide symphonic performance experiences to Albuquerque’s talented young musicians and access to music education for students in need.

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Contact Us

Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190