2023 Youth Outreach Week Description

After a four-year COVID-caused break, Sinfonia is again offering its summer Youth Outreach Week! Up to fifty of the region’s very talented young musicians will join the orchestra and experience a “week in the life” of a professional musician. Participating students will engage in four intensive orchestra rehearsals with Sinfonia musicians for Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony Number 7, and then join the orchestra in a public concert performance of this masterpiece at the beautiful Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. This is an amazing and unique experience for our community’s up-and-coming young musicians!

How To Participate

Who’s eligible?
Advanced music students up to age 19 with a teacher recommendation. Participants must commit to being at ALL rehearsals and the concert.


Where do we rehearse?
Pax Christi Church (in the gym), 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Bring a music stand to all rehearsals!


How much does it cost?
The program is FREE! However, we do ask that for those families that can afford to make a financial contribution to help support this program, please do so.


How many get in?
Up to fifty musicians are accepted on a first come, first served basis, so early responses are encouraged.


Download music for practice at: https://www.mnsinfonia.org/youth-outreach-week-parts


July 24 and 25, rehearsals, 7:00-10:00 p.m. (all students with conductor Jay Fishman and the Minnesota Sinfonia principal string players)
July 26 and 27, rehearsal, 7:00-9:30 p.m. (all students with the full Minnesota Sinfonia)
July 28 concert at 7:30 p.m. with a sound check 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Harriet Bandshell (4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409). The inclement weather site will be The Basilica of Saint Mary (88 N 17th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403), starting at 8:00 p.m.


How to apply – submit the following no later than July 10, 2023

  • Student’s name, phone and email
  • Student’s birthday
  • Instrument (violinists and wind players list first or second)
  • Teacher’s name, phone number, and letter of recommendation
  • Parent’s or guardian’s name, phone and email

BY EMAIL TO programs@mnsinfonia.org
BY US MAIL TO Minnesota Sinfonia, 901 N 3rd St, Ste 112, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Direct link to the downloadable/printable registration form:
ONLINE — Register online at https://www.mnsinfonia.org/youth-outreach-week-registration
QUESTIONS? Please call 612-871-1701

Youth Outreach Week is made possible by generous support from

Pax Christi Church | Basilica of St. Mary
Individual donors and