Educational Programs

Holland Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to educational and outreach programs for adults and children alike, not just as listeners, but also as participants.

Currently, the Holland Symphony sponsors:

  • Holland Symphony Youth Orchestras comprised of:
    • Holland Area Junior Strings – non-auditioned, beginning string orchestra (students with at least one year of experience)
    • Holland Area Concert Strings – intermediate group of more advanced strings
    • Holland Area Youth Orchestra – auditioned, high school/middle school age, full orchestra
  • Intern Program for youth orchestra members to audition for string positions in Holland Symphony
  • Community Strings Orchestra (fall, winter, spring)
  • Young Artist competition for area high school musicians;  First prize $500, second prize $250;  third prize $150
  • Classical Chat – an informal program presented by our Music Director prior to the four Classical Concerts at Freedom Village Retirement Home;  Freedom Village 6th floor at 3:00pm Thursdays
  • Refers HSO musical ensembles for special events;  contact HSO office
  • Refers instrumental music teachers for private lessons;  contact HSO office
  • Offers presentations for musical enhancement and advocacy of orchestral music
  • Offers community members an opportunity to volunteer and usher at concerts.  Join us by calling the HSO office at 616-796-6780.