A robust orchestral skills builder for winds, brass and percussion students with some prior ensemble experience
Recommended for ages 10-18
Full Orchestral Scholarship to all admitted students to the 2023-2024 academic year.
Age recommendations are provided as guidelines. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis
What is Aquarius Wind Ensemble?
Aquarius is the Annapolis Symphony Academy's Wind Ensemble designed to further the ensemble playing skills of young musicians who may have prior experience playing in small ensembles.
Here are the ways Aquarius enhances and develops the students' orchestral playing:
Weekly ensemble rehearsals lessons led by Annapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians.
Perform exciting woodwind and brass repertoire on Annapolis Symphony Academy concerts.
Participate in exciting collaborations with partner youth orchestras.
Includes Exclusive Annapolis Symphony Academy benefits:
Workshops with Annapolis Symphony Orchestra soloists, guest artists and speakers.
Assistance with applications and auditions (summer festivals, colleges & universities)
Access to Annapolis Symphony Orchestra rehearsals.
Complimentary Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concert access.
Who Qualifies for Aquarius Wind Ensemble?
Driven young woodwind and brass players ages 10-18, taking weekly one-on-one private lessons with an instructor, either at the Academy through our Virtuoso Pathway*, or through a private teacher outside the Academy. If you study with a teacher outside the Annapolis Symphony Academy and admitted to Aquarius, we will ask your private teacher to submit the required Teacher Verification Form.
How can I audition for Aquarius Wind Ensemble?
Current members of the Annapolis Symphony Academy are not required to re-apply or re-audition.
New applicants, follow this simple process:
1) Fill out our Application Form.
2) Sign up for an In-Person audition or submit a Virtual Audition. Audition Information Available Here.
3) We will notify you of the audition results and your placement in our programs.
Tuition and Fees
Administrative Fee: $100*
Full Orchestral Scholarship to all admitted students to the 2023-2024 academic year. Students may be asked to perform a musical community service during the semester.
Need-based financial aid is available! We can help students make their musical aspirations happen. Click HERE for more information.
* Administrative fee required to secure enrollment. Aquarius Wind Ensemble students also enrolled in Virtuoso Pathway students only pay one ($100) administrative fee to secure enrollment in both Virtuoso Pathway and Aries Youth Chamber Orchestra.
When and Where?
Monday afternoons. 6:00-7:30pm. Temple Beth Shalom, 1461 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Arnold, MD.