Youth String Orchestra


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Youth String Orchestra

The Youth String Orchestra is open to all middle and high school-age string students, from intermediate to advanced musicians. This ensemble provides an opportunity for string players to improve their playing skill in high energy, positive environment. Students will focus on their musicianship through the practice and performance of high quality, accessible repertoire.

The students will perform on the stage of historic Elizabeth Hall in a concert at the conclusion of the fall semester. Violin, viola, cello and bass players are welcome. The Youth String experience will foster a love of music for string instrumentalists and teach students the joys of playing with an ensemble.

For spring 2022 meetings, masks are required for all participants while inside Presser Hall.

  • Spring 2022 Schedule: Rehearsals begin January 31
  • Rehearsals: Mondays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $120 per semester
  • Location: Presser Hall, room 202
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Mary Loos, Director, Youth String Orchestra

Violinist Mary Loos has appeared as a soloist, orchestral member, and chamber musician throughout the United States and abroad. During her time studying Violin Performance under Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez at Stetson University, she performed with the University’s Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, as well as appearing as a soloist with the Stetson University Concert Choir in venues across the U.S., including New York City’s Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

After her time at Stetson, she has performed with The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra in Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre Pit Orchestra in Winchester, VA, and is currently serving as the concertmaster and Vice President of the Board for The Volusia Community Symphony in Deland, FL.

Mary also maintains an active freelance career throughout Florida performing on different instruments for events ranging from weddings to small conventions.

In the spring, Mary looks forward to returning to Stetson University in the Community School of Music as the Director of the Youth String Orchestra.

More Information

For more information, please contact our office at [email protected] or (386) 822-8962.