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Community Youth Orchestra Keeps Strings Instruments Alive Locally

The Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana gives students in Muncie, and across the state, the opportunity to learn strings instruments at different levels.

“We want to educate and inspire children of all ages, elementary through high school to learn about music and to love music,” executive director Tiffany Arnold says

The orchestra provides classes for students at three different levels: Prelude for beginners, Intermezzo for intermediates and Youth Symphony for advanced students. Any student between the ages of 5 and 18 can join any of the three levels, based on his/her skill level.

For students who play instruments, marching band and jazz band are popular offerings at high schools around the country. But school orchestras are fewer in number. That’s where locally organized groups, like the Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana, come in. As part of a Ball State U

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