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Aquarius Wind Ensemble rehearsal scheduled for Spring 2022 TBA
Recommended for ages 12 and up
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.

  • Performance opportunities.

  • Community service.

  • Assistance with applications and auditions (summer festivals, colleges & universities)

  • Access to Annapolis Symphony Orchestra rehearsals.

  • Complimentary Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concert access (live or online via Symphony+).

Who Qualifies for Aquarius Wind Ensemble?

Driven young woodwind and brass players ages 12 and up, 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) Submit an audition video. Audition Information Available Here.

3) We will notify you of the audition results.

Tuition and Fees

Administrative Fee: $100*

Tuition Option 1 - Students taking weekly private lessons at the Annapolis Symphony Academy (Virtuoso):
Aquarius will be Included in your Virtuoso Pathway tuition. Best Value! Sign up for Virtuoso Pathway today!


Tuition Option 2 - Students taking weekly private lessons outside the Annapolis Symphony Academy:

$112.50 per month (8 monthly payments per year) for Aquarius Wind Ensemble only. A completed Teacher Verification Form is required.


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.

Where and When?

Location and rehearsal times TBA