EYO Summer Strings Program

The EYO Summer Strings Program

A Summer String Instrument Study Program for students with 1-2 years of playing experience on an orchestral string instrument.

What is the EYO Summer Strings Program?

The EYO Summer Strings Program is a comprehensive string instruction class taught in a group setting.  The program is designed for students with 1-2 years experience with an orchestral string instrument.  The program gives students the opportunity to advance the skills they have already learned in their school strings classes or private lessons.  The program emphasizes music reading skills that students will utilize in future performance settings, including EYO after-school ensembles.

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When and where does the Summer Strings Program meet?

The EYO Summer Strings Program meets at the historic Music Center at Temple Beth Israel, which is located on the corner of 8th and Chestnut Streets (761 Chestnut Street) in downtown Gadsden.  The Program meets for 6 consecutive Tuesdays from 10-11:30 AM, beginning on Tuesday, June 5th

How much does it cost? What about instruments?

Tuition for the EYO’s Summer Strings Program is $100, and includes all music and teaching materials.  Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.  Additionally, students who participate in other EYO programs (School String Orchestra Program, June Moore Bugg Prelude Strings) are eligible for a full tuition waiver.

Students are encouraged to provide their own instruments.  However, instruments will be available as needed.  EYO School String Orchestra Program students who played on EYO instruments during the school year will be allowed to use these instruments at no cost for this program.

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How do I enroll my student?

To enroll your student in the EYO Summer Strings Program, please complete and return the Summer Strings registration form.  Forms may be mailed or emailed to the addresses below, or may be given to your student’s string teacher (Etowah County and Attalla City Schools only).  REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE BY MAY 31st!


Etowah Youth Orchestras

Attn: Summer Strings Program

P.O. Box 1507

Gadsden, AL 35902