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.

News & Upcoming Events

Winter Concerts Jan. 25 & 26

posterWe will have two separate winter concerts this year:

6:30pm Wednesday, January 25
Memorial Middle School, 1050 SW Queen Ave
School Strings Classes Combined Concert
Beginning and Intermediate classes from Liberty, Oak Grove, North Albany, and South Shore elementary schools, Timber Ridge School, and North Albany Middle School.

7:00pm Thursday, January 26
Albany First Christian Church, 432 SW Ferry St.
Albany Youth Orchestras Concert
Junior Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra

Admission to both concerts is free and the public is invited.


During the spring term, MVPS is holding a Practice-a-Thon as a fundraiser for our program. Each student will obtain sponsors who are willing to pledge a certain amount of money per hour for every hour the musician practices his or her instrument.
Like to sponsor a kid but don't know someone in our program? Contact us to sponsor a student!

Spring Term Registration Open

Spring term classes will begin the week of Feb. 6 and continue through the end of May. Registration forms are available on our registration page. Please register by February 1 for the spring term. Scholarships are yearlong so you do not need to reapply for the spring.

Youth Orchestra Mid-term Auditions Wednesday Feb. 1

The audition requirements for Junior Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra are up on the AYO page. New players will need to audition to join an orchestra. Auditions for both orchestras will be held on Wednesday, February 1, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Memorial Middle School band room. There will be a rehearsal following auditions. Auditions are first come only: no appointments will be available. Please bring registration and payment to the audition. There will be a rehearsal following auditions.

May 2016 Newsletter

Please see our May 2016 newsletter (pdf) (en Español) for all the latest news and information!

These fine local businesses sponsor MVPS. Please show them your support in return!
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Oregon Cultural Trust logoMVPS is an Oregon Cultural Trust qualified donor organization.

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