Strong Foundations For Group Playing

Lyra Starts September 2021

Lyra Chamber Music groups meet on Thursdays 5pm or 6pm (1 hour classes)

What is Lyra?

Lyra is a chamber music program designed to develop the collaborative playing skills of young musicians who just starting their musical instrument training. 
Here are the ways Lyra enhances and develops the students' collaborative playing:

1) Small groups provide a more precise and individualized attention to younger students.

2) Groups will be assigned by matching the students' playing level, providing a fun experience for the students.

3) Weekly Chamber Music group lessons led by leading Annapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians.

4) Perform exciting Chamber Music repertoire on Annapolis Symphony Academy concerts.


Included with Lyra - 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 Lyra?

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 and     admitted to Lyra, we will ask your private teacher to submit the required Teacher Verification Form.

How can I audition for Lyra?

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 Lyra) - 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) Lyra Only - If you already have your own private teacher and would like to keep it, upon admittance to Lyra 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 Lyra.

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

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