2019-2020 season begins Sept. 7, 2019

We are excited to begin the fall season with 2 new orchestras; The Concert Orchestra and The Philharmonic Orchestra led by Quan Jiang and Kurt Johnson respectively. All auditions are complete for The Philharmonic. Please join us on November 23, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church in The Houston Heights for our winter 2019 concert!

Colleen Johnson
Houston Heights Library Concert!

Please join us as we perform our spring concert in it’s entirety on Sat. March 30, 2019 at 10:30am at The Houston Heights Public Library. Works by Pachabel, Bach, Disney, among other will be performed. See you there!

Colleen Johnson
Heights Kids Day of Music!

Please join us on stage 2 as we perform selections from our upcoming spring semester concert at The Heights Kids Day of Music. We will be performing at 10:15am-10:30am on Sat. March 23, 2019 at Love Park in the Heights. Please visit www.heightskidsdayofmusic.com for more information.

Colleen Johnson
2019-2020 season applications now available!!

Applications for the 2019-2020 season are now available online! We are excited to offer two orchestras this season (beginner and advanced programs)! Please review specific details about the application and note deadlines. We encourage early applications as we anticipate filling all audition slots in the very near future for the Philharmonic.

Colleen Johnson
2019-2020 season applications available soon!

Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to begin our spring semester on January 12th. Our 2019-2020 season applications will be available very soon! Please stay tuned for more information. We are excited to expand opportunities to students that are interested in participating into two orchestras; beginning orchestra (Concert Orchestra) and an intermediate/advanced orchestra (Philharmonic Orchestra). We are thrilled to offer these orchestras to students ages 5 and up with no upper age limit!

Colleen Johnson
**YouTube Video link now available**

Our most recent outreach concert is available on YouTube! Here are a few clips from the site of some of our favorites… “Gaelic Castle” and “Where the Shannon River Flows.”

Where the River Shannon Flows
Gaelic Castle
Colleen Johnson
New payment option added online!

We are now accepting credit/debit/paypal payments for the spring of 2019 tuition! Also, check out our new photo collage with several of our students featured on the site.

Colleen Johnson
Spring concert date revised**

The spring concert date is now set to occur on Sat. April 6th at 10:30-11:30am followed by a reception/spring celebration. This schedule will allow us to balance rehearsals and concerts for the fall and spring evenly.

Colleen Johnson
Deadline extended and age limit removed for viola and cello applicants

All viola and cello applications/recommendations will be accepted through May 25, 2018. Please note that we have removed the age limit for these instruments as well. Please note that applicants should keep in mind that although the age limit has been removed this season, this is a beginning orchestra experience for all involved.

Colleen Johnson
REVISED potential additional rehearsal date option**

Due to limited space in the All Saints Church Parish Hall, we no longer have the option of a potential afternoon rehearsal time on Saturdays. We are still confirmed for 10am on Saturdays. However, we have changed the option of possibly switching rehearsal times if the MAJORITY of accepted applicants agree to 4pm-5:30pm or 5:30-7pm on Monday afternoons/evenings. If a student is accepted into the program and cannot participate on the finalized rehearsal day, they will receive a full refund from their initial deposit.

Colleen Johnson
Music Develops Children’s Social and Emotional Skills

From Raising Small Souls; Parenting and Guiding Well-Rounded Children:

Have you noticed that where there is a group of children, music is often playing? Shops and doctors who focus on children tend to play music that appeals to them. Music can also be found in many classrooms, not to mention in children’s homes and even on kids phones. Music brings kids together and helps develop their social and emotional skills.

Since we want our kids to be socially and emotionally well-rounded, we need to understand how music can help children develop these skills. First we’ll look at social development and then we’ll look at emotional development...

Colleen Johnson