OYCE is a collection of ensembles that bring together students from all over Central Florida. We offer a variety of unique ensembles that allow students to broaden their knowledge with instrument specific instruction. In addition to our faculty, we often have guest artists and clinicians come to work with our ensembles. We are devoted to playing a large variety of music to further expose our members to quality literature. No member is turned away as we strive to achieve a positive, inclusive environment. Our mission is to develop all of our members through quality, focused supplemental instruction.
We are located in Orlando, FL. We service all student musicians in the Central Florida area! Our rehearsal locations may vary by ensemble, you can find this information here: ENSEMBLES
It is a requirement for students to be actively participating in their school's music program with the exception of homeschooled student musicians. Please contact us for special circumstances.
We accept 7th-12th graders of all musical backgrounds, we prefer student have at least 1 year of musical training. Please contact us for special circumstances.
Typical memberships range anywhere between $75-$175 for the year depending on how many ensembles the student participates in. We require a $10 registration fee that is added towards the yearly tuition. However, OYCE is devoted to making music accessible to all student musicians in Central Florida, so scholarships and payment plans are also available! Please contact us for more information.
Our season typically begins during the spring semester, lasting January through June. Select ensembles begin their season in November. If you ensemble begins in November, this will be communicated to you by the ensemble director and our administration.
Select ensembles may require a benchmark audition assessment in order to maintain the integrity of the ensemble.
The ensembles that require auditions include:
This is a benchmark assessment to diagnose student needs for the ensembles and to place your student where they fit best.
Students are encouraged to participate in 1-2 ensembles. Students may participate in additional ensembles at the recommendation of their ensemble directors.