Tuition Information

Tuition Rates for a full year (September – May)

Midwest String Orchestra: $260
Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra: $320
Core Members: $380

Refund Policy

Seventy percent of the paid tuition will be refunded for withdrawals before the third rehearsal. There are no make-up sessions, credits, or refunds for missed rehearsals.

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsal Location

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
930 W. Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60195

Rehearsals

There are approximately 10 rehearsals per concert. Rehearsals are held on Sundays.

Rehearsal Time

Core Members: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra: 2:10pm – 3:50pm
Midwest String Orchestra: 4:00pm – 4:50pm

Attendance Policy

Musicians are expected to attend all rehearsals and arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled rehearsal time. If necessary, with advance notice, musicians will be allowed a one-time excused absence, except for the last 3 rehearsals. Any additional excused absences, or late arrivals, are at the Music Director’s discretion. Musicians with unexcused absences will not perform in the concert.

Concert Information

Repertoire

We cover the most splendid array of pieces from Baroque, classical, romantic to contemporary classical music which over the years has captured the heart of music lovers. Members enjoy performing the music and naturally learn a variety of music styles and technical playing methods, as well as each era’s historic musical background.

Performances

There are 2 annual concerts; fall and spring.

Concert Dress Code

MEN: Black tuxedo/suit with white dress shirt, black bow tie. Black dress shoes with black socks
WOMEN: All-black concert attire. Black dress shoes, black stockings or tights

Musician’s Photographs

Occasionally photographs of the MPO musicians are used in the Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra and Midwest Conservatory of Music’s publications and other media. Through enrollment in the Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra, the musician accepts the use of their photographs in these materials unless otherwise stated.

New Members

Participation in your school music program

The MPO encourages all orchestra members to participate in their school music classes and activities.

To Schedule an Audition

Naomi Matsunaga, Personnel Manager
Phone: (847) 312-3690
E-mail: info@midwestconservatory.com