The HPYO is excited to announce the Tune Up! Summer Intensive, a special three-day program for youth musicians running from August 16 to 18 at McMaster University.

Musicians of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra coach sectional rehearsals and audition preparation workshops to support participants’ individual learning. Dr. Alex Cannon serves as guest conductor for full orchestra rehearsals and a culminating concert at McMaster University’s L.R. Wilson Hall. Other program activities include musician-focused wellness sessions and team activities.

“We are thrilled to offer past and prospective HPYO musicians the opportunity to connect this summer through Tune Up!,” said HPO Executive Director Kim Varian. “This is a great chance for youth musicians to get ready for fall auditions and to learn what the HPYO is all about.”

No auditions are required to participate. Participating musicians should have at least three years of experience playing with an orchestra. Online registration opens June 18 and closes August 2. Program tuition is $225 +HST.

Tune Up! HPYO Summer Intensive
August 16 to August 18
McMaster University
Registration opens June 18
Cost $225 +HST

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About the HPYO: The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (HPYO) is the foremost student-based symphony orchestra in the Greater Hamilton Region and is the flagship education program of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Founded by Glenn Mallory in 1965, the HPYO has given the joy of orchestral music to hundreds of young people and has delighted thousands of audience members. Graduates of the orchestra are involved in professional and community orchestras across Canada, in the United States and in Europe.

About the HPO: For over a century, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra has presented orchestral music and education programs with a mission to enrich the wellbeing of the greater Hamilton region. Music Director Gemma New and the professional musicians of the HPO present dynamic orchestral performances ranging from standard classical repertoire to popular music and world premieres by living composers. As one of Canada’s leading professional orchestras, the HPO has proudly contributed to the shaping of Hamilton’s cultural landscape and continues to uphold values of high calibre, inclusive and accessible orchestral music and education for all.

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