Super Bows

Super Bows

This year, Super Bows is offering two classes for beginning students!

Super Bows I is designed for students from 2nd – 5th grade with no previous experience! We will cover a variety of topics, from technique to history to beginning notation, and listening,

Super Bows II is a continuation of Super Bows in prior years. This class is designed for students from 3rd – 6th grade with one or more years of playing experience and can include violin, viola, or cello. Topics will include individual instruction, practice, tips, music games, notation, playing “rounds”, and listening. Super Bows II will be included in a larger “festival” piece to be performed later in the year with other Youth Symphony ensembles.

There is no audition requirement for Super Bows. Students will need their instrument, bow, rosin, and a pencil. No method book purchases necessary. Music will be distributed through email.

For the weekly rehearsal schedule, click here.

Tuition is not refundable.

Meet the Conductor
Emily Lanzone earned a Bachelor’s of Music in violin performance from the University of Oregon, Master’s of Music from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Her principal instructors have included Kathryn Gray, Kathleen Winkler, Kathy Lucktenberg, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, and Axel Strauss.  Emily is Associate Concertmaster of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, as well as a frequent guest in many California orchestras, including Fresno, Santa Maria, Bakersfield, Monterey, Santa Barbara, etc.  She is also a member of the Santa Cruz Symphony, and the Oregon Coast Music Festival in Coos Bay, Oregon.  Emily is on the music faculty at Cuesta College, Cal Poly University, and works with  students of the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony, while maintaining a private studio of violin and viola students.  A native of Portland, Oregon, she now lives in Los Osos with her husband Brian, son Kieran and daughter Keely.

Super Bows will need to register on our website to be in Youth Symphony. You will not need to schedule an audition. You will not need to pay an audition fee.

Registering will add you to our email list so you are in the loop when information becomes available!

Super Bows will meet via Zoom once per week, on Mondays.

Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, there are no in-person concerts scheduled yet this year. We hope to be able to add in a concert later in the season. There will be opportunities to participate in virtual concerts. Students will need to be able to record themselves playing their part at home. We will discuss this further in rehearsals.

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…