2024 Youth Outreach Week Description

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 8, 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, 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 22 and 23, rehearsals, 7:00-10:00 p.m. (all students with conductor Jay Fishman and the Minnesota Sinfonia principal string players)
July 24 and 25, rehearsal, 7:00-9:15 p.m. (all students with the full Minnesota Sinfonia)
July 26 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 8, 2024

  • 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 the following organizations: