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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Albany Farmer's Market May 20, 9-11am

All students are invited to play for the Albany Farmer's Market on Saturday morning, May 20.
9-10am South Shore Elementary, North Albany Elementary, North Albany Middle School
10am-11am Timber Ridge School, Liberty Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary

Spring Concerts May 24 & 25

posterWe will have two separate spring concerts:

6:30pm Wednesday, May 24
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, May 25
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.


Practice-a-thon will be ending on May 14!! Please remember to collect donations and turn your practice logs and money into your teacher.

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!

Summer Classes!

Our summer classes will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from July 11 to August 17 at South Shore Elementary School. Classes will perform in a concert on Wednesday, August 16. Classes are $65.

VIOLINS: Fiddle Class (1 or more years experience required), Advanced Violin (3 years experience)
VIOLAS: Viola Ensemble/Learn Viola (for violas with 1 or more years experience and violins with 2 or more years experience who want to learn viola, viola rental included)
CELLOS: Cello Ensemble (1 or more years experience required)
BASSES: Learn Bass (for cellos with 2 or more years experience, bass rental included; limit 2 students)

Summer 2017 Class Registration Form
Formulario de inscripción para el verano de 2017

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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