Preparatory String Orchestra Enrollment


Preparatory String Orchestra (PSO) is open to violin, viola, cello, and string bass students in grade levels 4 and 5.


Auditions are not required for Preparatory String Orchestra. Instead, please submit our online application as soon as possible. A recommendation from a private teacher is REQUIRED for new students (not for students enrolled during the previous season) - more info below.

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Applications of new students must be accompanied by a recommendation from the student’s private instructor indicating that the student can play at the appropriate level. See samples of repertoire from Preparatory Strings for guidance. Recommendations should be emailed to Ms. Velasco by the private teacher at Please put "Prep Strings - Student Name" in the subject.

Acceptance and Registration

Accepted NEW students will be notified no later than August 18, at which time registration information will be provided. RETURNING students are automatically accepted and may register online beginning July 1, 2019. 


Rehearsals take place on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:00pm at the AYSP Facility and begin on Wednesday, August 29, 2017. Participation requires an annual tuition fee.

Learn more about Preparatory Strings.


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