Albany Strings Education

The Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia (MVPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to provide an opportunity for youth in the greater Albany area to play violin, viola, cello, or string bass in a group setting. We offer group classes in several Albany public schools and two youth orchestra groups for more advanced players.

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News & Upcoming Events

Register Online for Spring Classes!

Thanks to each and every student, this year we have our biggest fall class ever, 174 young musicians! The fall term ends Jan. 26. There will be a one week break after the concert, then classes will continue starting the week of Feb. 5 for a spring term that ends May 25. Registration for spring term is open and our online form is up and running! "Like" our Facebook page so you can get all the latest news as soon as possible.

Albany Youth Orchestra Auditions

Midterm auditions will be held 5:30-6:30 pm, Feb 7, at Memorial Middle School before the first AYO rehearsal of spring term. Only students who wish to join an orchestra or move from JO to CO need to audition. Audition requirements are on the AYO page.

Fall Fund Drive and Grant News!

We are in the middle of our fall fund drive. Our goal for this year is to raise money to hire a part-time executive director to help run our program and secure better long-term funding. As our program has grown, we are ever more aware of the need to transition from volunteers to professional management. Please read our appeal letter and consider donating to help us secure our future bringing orchestra music to Albany's young people.

We are also pleased to announce that MVPS has been awarded an FY2018 small operating grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. Grants were awarded to small organizations that provide significant programming to their local community.

Spring Concerts May 23 and 24

Start planning for our spring concerts! The school classes concert is scheduled for 6:30pm Wednesday, May 23, at Memorial Middle School. The Albany Youth Orchestra concert is scheduled for 7:00pm Thursday, May 24, at Albany First Christian Church.

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Oregon Cultural Trust logoMid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Oregon Cultural Trust logoMVPS is an Oregon Cultural Trust qualified donor organization.