Huntington Beach Youth Orchestra
- Location: 4952 Warner Ave Ste 111, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
- Practice: 90 minutes every Sunday, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- Director: Mr Cuong Nguyen
- Pricing: Free
- Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxaphone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Piano, Percussion
- Commitment: members are expected to attend regular weekly rehearsals, and to perform in recitals at least twice a year
We are proud to announce a newly formed youth orchestra. This is a super exciting and promising addition to the school's music program. The orchestra held its first practice on Feb 26 2023 with 15 members - all young musicians who are passionate about music, eager to learn and grow, and committed to excellence in their craft. Although we have named ourselves the Hunting Beach Youth Orchestra, we also welcome parents and adult performers to join in and play with us. After all, aren’t we music lovers all young at heart?
With the introduction of the youth orchestra, OC Musica is taking its commitment to music education to a whole new level. We are all about fostering a sense of fun and creativity in young musicians. With a focus on making music enjoyable and engaging, the orchestra will provide an opportunity for young musicians to explore their musical passions in a supportive and collaborative environment.
We aim to build a diverse repertoire, covering a broad range of musical genres, including classical, jazz, and contemporary music. This diversity allows the young musicians to explore different musical styles and expand their musical horizons. The orchestra will be directed by the school’s founder, Cuong Nguyen, an award winning composer himself, who loves to share his passion for music with all students of the school.
The orchestra rehearses weekly on Sunday afternoons. The rehearsals are dynamic, and fun while at the same time provide valuable opportunities for its members to grow, personally and musically. We aim to be inclusive. Anyone with a passion for music, and love to share the music making experience in a group is welcome to join our orchestra. Music is selected with parts adapted and tailored to the members’ skill level. This is important to allow for everyones to stay engaged and challenged in a group with a wide range of musical experience. the young musicians to develop their skills and stay engaged. During rehearsals, we focus on developing musicality, technique, and expression, ensuring that every member is challenged and encouraged to grow.
We aim to perform regularly throughout the year, both at the school and in the wider community. The performances are meant to be a highlight of the orchestra's activities, providing an opportunity for the young musicians to showcase their talents and share their love of music with others.
Overall, the OC Musica's youth orchestra is a vibrant and exciting addition to the school's music program. It provides young musicians with a unique opportunity to develop their musical talents, collaborate with their peers, and share their love of music with others. With its dedicated team of professionals, exceptional facilities, and diverse repertoire, the orchestra is poised to become a leading force in the local music scene and a source of pride for the Huntington Beach community.