For those students who have never played a string instrument, HYO offers a beginning strings class. This class, known as Huntsville Strings Unlimited, has twelve rehearsals and one recital per semester. It is geared towards the beginning student with the intent that they should eventually perform with HYO.
Students will need to provide their own instruments, which may be purchased or rented from several vendors in the area.
The Huntsville Youth Orchestra provides group lessons opportunity along with private lessons at an affordable price.
Private lessons are also provided by SHSU students at half price, ($15 per week). All students must enroll in private lessons. HYO is for children 8 to 18. Registration is $60 per semester. Second players from the same family are discounted to $40 and any students beyond that are free. First time students in the fall of 2017 are only charged $30 for the first semester.
Rehearsals take place in the Music Building on the north part of Sam Houston State University. Click here to see map and learn more about the SHSU Music Building and Amenities.