“ A focus of our middle school program is to help students improve musical skills, build community, and grow as leaders. ”
Each student in Sistema Tulsa benefits from the support of skilled teachers who nurture a joyful learning community. Middle School CYO students meet on Mondays and Tuesdays to form a symphonic ensemble (strings, woodwind, brass and percussion) from 5:30-6:30 PM throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. Sistema Tulsa is a high-quality free tuition program with local and statewide recognition.
Challenging repertoire, technique building workshops and numerous performance opportunities are available to motivated students wishing to excel. Placement auditions held before program start.
A summer camp experience is also available June 18-22 from 2-5 p.m.
Who can apply?
Any Tulsa-area musician at least 2-3 years of instrumental experience.
How much does it cost?
Our programs are tuition-free. Students provide their own instruments and transportation to the site. If you are a student at Tulsa Public Schools, you may request to borrow an instrument from your school. If you are a founding member of Sistema Tulsa you may borrow one of our instruments.
When does the CYO2 meet?
Every Monday and Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 1301 S. Boston Avenue (Jubilee Entrance).
Who teaches rehearsals?
We staff specialists in all instrument families. Our program faculty lead the small group lessons, sectionals, and large rehearsals. From time to time, we invite guest conductors and other teachers to work with the orchestra.
What does a typical rehearsal look and sound like?
We typically begin with sectional work and end the session with a full orchestra rehearsal. We gather for a short break where snacks are served.
- Students/Guardians fill out a paper or online application.
- Our staff schedules placement auditions (students should prepare a major scale plus short solo or excerpt of their choosing that exemplifies their most current playing level)
- Students/Guardians receive a handbook, calendar, and sign release forms at PROGRAM ORIENTATION.