The Metropolitan Strings Academy Orchestra is honored to have received an invitation to play at this year's Future Stages Festival at the Kauffman Center! 


  • We will perform at 12:30 on Sunday, June 25.  (Please arrive at the performer's gate (16th street) at 11:45 for to check in and collect back stage performer passes.)  


  • Our Cadet and Young Virtuosi players will perform one piece at the festival.


  • Our Advanced Chamber Strings players will perform 4-5 pieces.



Rehearsal Schedule


Young Virtuosi (Strong Beginning- Intermediate players ages 6-12) Tuition: $42

*Minimum 1 year of playing & note reading experience required!

Sunday, June 11...1:30-2:15

Saturday, June 17...11:15-11:55am

Saturday, June 24...11:15-11:55am

CONCERT: Sunday, June 25 (Kauffman Center) Time TBA

*Sunday, May 7 (Alternate rehearsal serves as makeup for any planned absence.)  1:30-2:00pm

**New students must attend a minimum of 3 rehearsals to perform at the Kauffman Center.  If you cannot attend one of the June rehearsals, please attend Sunday, May 7 instead.  Students who participated in the full Spring Session (February 26- June 4) will receive more attendance flexibility as they are already familiar with this music.








Cadet (Strong Intermediate- Early Advanced players ages 9-16)   Tuition:  $42

*Minimum 3 years of playing & note reading experience required!

Sunday, June 11....1:30-2:15pm

Saturday, June 17...11:15am-11:55am

Saturday, June 24....11:15am-11:55am

CONCERT: Sunday, June 25 (Kauffman Center) Time TBA

*Sunday, May 7 (Alternate rehearsal serves as makeup for any planned absence.) 4:00-4:30pm

*Sunday, May 21 (Alternate rehearsal serves as makeup for any planned absence.)  4:00-4:40pm

**New students must attend a minimum of 3 rehearsals to perform at the Kauffman Center.  If you cannot attend one of the June rehearsals, please attend Sunday, May 7 and/or Sunday, May 21 instead.  Students who participated in the full Spring Session (February 26- June 4) will receive more attendance flexibility as they are already familiar with this music.








Advanced Chamber Strings (Very Advanced players ages 11-19.)

*Audition or personal referral/recommendation required!

Sunday, May 7.....2:15-4:00

Sunday, May 28....2:00-4:00

Sunday, June 4......1:00-3:00pm (Dress Rehearsal at Mid America Nazarene Bell Center)

BELL CENTER CONCERT: Sunday, June 4....3:30pm

Sunday, June 11....2:00pm-3:30pm

Saturday, June 17...11:15am-1:00pm

Saturday, June 24...11:15am-1:00pm

KAUFFMAN CENTER CONCERT: Sunday, June 25 Time TBA     


                                                                                                **7 Week Session Tuition $107(May 7-June 25)

                                                                     

                                                                **Spring Extension Tuition$50(June 11-25)


**​Advanced students who already enrolled in the full Spring 2017 Session (March 12-June 4) can select the "Spring Extension" tuition option to add just the extra Kauffman prep classes scheduled from June 11-June 25.  Those advanced students who did not participate in the full spring session should select the 7 Week Session Tuition Option that includes rehearsal weeks May 7-June 25.



The Advanced Chamber Strings class will play: Jolene (Dolly Parton & The Pentatonix), Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen & The Pentatonix), Emo Trifecta (Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance), Last of the Mohicans (Randy Edelman), and more!








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Arrive:    11:45  

Perform: 12:30