Youth Outreach Week

We aim to be back in 2023 for a robust Youth Outreach Week, COVID permitting. Watch for upcoming announcements.

Join the Twin Cities’ top talented young musicians to experience a “week in the life” of a professional musician by participating in intensive orchestra rehearsals then joining the MN Sinfonia in performing a concert at the beautiful Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. It’s unique and valuable experience for 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?
Minneapolis location to be determined.

How much does it cost?
The program is FREE!

How many get in?
Only a limited number of youth are accepted on a first come, first served basis, so early responses are encouraged.

Download music for practice


Days 1-2, rehearsal, 7-10 p.m. (all students w/ conductor Jay Fishman and the MN Sinfonia principal string players)
Days 3-4, rehearsal, 7-10 p.m. (all students w/ the full MN Sinfonia)
Day 5, concert at 7:30 p.m. (sound check 7 p.m. at Lake Harriet Bandshell)

How to Apply  – submit the following:

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


BY MAIL to MN Sinfonia, 901 N 3rd St Ste 112, Minneapolis, MN 55401

ONLINE — Follow this link to register

QUESTIONS? Please call 612-871-1701

Youth Outreach Week is made possible by generous support from

The Church of the Holy Name | Basilica of Saint Mary


Individual donors and