A Fun, Challenging, Orchestral Skills Builder

Aries Starts September 2021

Aries Youth Chamber Orchestra rehearses Mondays 6:30-8:00pm

What is Aries?

Aries is the Annapolis Symphony Academy's Youth Chamber Orchestra designed to further the ensemble playing skills of young musicians that may have prior experience playing in small ensembles.

Here are the ways Aries enhances and develops the students' orchestral playing:

1) Weekly Chamber Orchestra rehearsals lessons led by Ms. Heather Haughn.

2) Perform exciting Chamber Orchestra repertoire on Annapolis Symphony Academy concerts.

3) Participate in exciting collaborations with partner Youth Orchestras.


Included with Aries - Exclusive Annapolis Symphony Academy benefits:

Workshops with Annapolis Symphony Orchestra soloists, guest artists and speakers.

Community Service & Performance Opportunities.

Help 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+).

What do I need to qualify for Aries?

1) You are a talented, driven young string player.

2) Take 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
 admitted to Aries, we will ask your private teacher to submit the required Teacher Verification Form.

How can I audition for Aries?
Current members of the Annapolis Symphony Academy are not required to re-apply or re-audition.

Follow this simple process:

1) Fill out our Application Form, and select one the two options that best fits you:

    a) Virtuoso Pathway (includes Aries) - Choose this option if you do not have a private teacher, or would like to study with
outstanding faculty. We will assign you a teacher and the most appropriate ensemble for your playing abilities.

    b) Aries Only - If you already have your own private teacher and would like to keep it, upon admittance to Aries we will ask
    your private teacher to submit the required
 Teacher Verification Form.

2) Submit an audition video by June 15, 2021. Click the link below for information about audition requirements.
 Audition Information Available Here

3) We will review all applications and auditions and announce our decisions during the first week of July.


Included in tuition for all Virtuoso Pathway students. Best Value!




$100 Per Month (8 payments per year) for non-Virtuoso Pathway students.

$100 non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve your spot in Aries.

Need-based financial aid is available! We can help students make their musical aspirations happen. Click HERE for more information.

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