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

Kick-Off Night Sept. 25

The MVPS kick-off night will be 6:30pm-7:30pm Sept. 25 at Memorial Middle School. We will be registering students and sizing players for instruments.

Youth Orchestra Auditions Sept 27

Auditions for both Albany Youth Orchestra ensembles (Junior Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra) will be held from 6-8pm Wed, Sept. 27, in the Memorial Middle School bandroom. All players are required to audition. This is to ensure that all players are seated according to their playing skills. If you have improved over the last year, we want to know! Please see the AYO page for audition requirements.

Fall Classes!

We are busily working on our fall class lineup. The changes to the school bell schedules this year have affected everyone, including before- and after-school programs like ours. Currently, we have confirmed classes at South Shore Elementary, Timber Ridge, and North Albany Elementary, Oak Grove and Liberty. There won't be a separate NAMS class this year, but because the bells for NAMS and NAES are synchronized, NAMS students would be able to attend class at NAES.

We will post class schedules and registration information as quickly as we can. Classes will begin the first week of October.

We're Hiring!

As our program grows, we are looking for qualified and enthusiastic teachers to help bring strings music to our children. Please see our job posting on Craigslist for more information.


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

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