Introducing the FYSO Strings & Brass Ensembles

In addition to the current youth orchestra programs, the Fremont Youth Symphony Orchestra proudly announces two new ensembles for the 2019-2020 Season - a Strings Ensemble and a Brass Ensemble. The new Strings Ensemble is for late beginner level and meets on Mondays while the Brass Ensemble is for intermediate/advanced level and meets on Sundays. Both ensembles meet weekly for just 1.5 hours.

Auditioning is not required.

Please contact us with any questions.

Strings Ensemble Enrollment

Strings Ensemble Enrollment

The 2019-20 String Ensemble Season runs from 09/16/2019 to 06/08/2020.

First United Methodist Church
2950 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539

Mondays, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (exception for school holidays)

Skill Level:
Late beginning level with 1.5 + years of prior lessons. Concurrent weekly private lessons required.

$525.00 ($500 for tuition plus $25 non-refundable registration fee)

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Marcella Schantz, Strings Ensemble Conductor


Marcella Schantz graduated with honors from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. As a violinist, she has performed in numerous genres: orchestra, opera, ballet, shows, recording, film appearances, pop, rock, backup and more.

Marcella performs regularly with many Bay Area orchestras, including the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, Oakland Symphony, West Edge Opera and California Symphony. In Southern California, she performed with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra for 10 years, the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, and the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra.

In addition to a busy teaching studio, Marcella has significant experience conducting youth orchestra ensembles and coordinating musical showcase performances.

We welcome Marcella Schantz to the Fremont Youth Symphony Orchestra!


Pay by Check

  1. Please complete the ENSEMBLE REGISTRATION FORM,

  2. Pay by check in the amount of $525.00 ($500 for tuition plus $25 non-refundable registration fee), payable to Fremont Symphony. Please note either “Strings Ensemble” or “Brass Ensemble” and the student's name.

  3. Mail or drop off check in sealed envelope to 3010 Middlefield Ave, Fremont, CA 94539.
    Please note: Parents are required to sign up for volunteer duties. Also, there will be an additional assessment of $45 for the Parents Discretionary Fund which will include a FYSO T-shirt and a concert gift award for your child at the end of the Season.

Enroll here, you will be prompted to complete the online enrollment form: