Preparatory Strings

Preparatory Strings

Preparatory Strings is a string ensemble that performs classical, popular and folk music. Preparatory Strings musicians must be able to read and count simple rhythms and play in a steady tempo. Listening and ensemble skills are stressed, providing a sound foundation for future playing.

For the weekly rehearsal schedule, click here.

Tuition is not refundable.

Meet the Conductor
Emily Lanzone earned a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds a professional studies diploma in violin performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is concertmaster of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, and a member of the Santa Cruz Symphony, Santa Maria Philharmonic and Oregon Coast Music Festival. Lanzone is a past member of the Eugene Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory Baroque Ensemble and Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. She also teaches violin at Cuesta College, and coaches for Central Coast orchestra camps. In 2020, Emily was named Concertmaster for the San Luis Obispo Symphony.

News & Announcements

YS Winter Concert

Youth Symphony Winter Concert will be taking place on Monday, December 9, 2019 at New Life Community Church in Pismo Beach. The concert begins at 6 PM and doors open at 5:30 PM. Tickets are now available for purchase.

Academy Pops!

Academy String Orchestra will be having a pops concert on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Community Baptist Church starting at 6:00 PM. The theme of the concert is “Heroes”, featuring music from Star Wars, Star Trek, Olympic Spirit, and more! Join us for an evening of great music.

YS Finale Concert Tickets

Youth Symphony will be having the Finale Concert on SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 @ 4 PM. Tickets are now on sale! Get your tickets today by visiting the Performing Arts Center website (click here). This concert will feature Concert Orchestra, Academy String Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and Preparatory Strings! There will also be a special performance…