Galbraith Honor Strings Registration

Galbraith Honor Strings offers talented young string players training in a focused environment. Working closely with Conductor Mariya Borozina and sectional coaches to develop their musicality and technique, these gifted young musicians provide outstanding performances for their loyal audience.

Galbraith Honor Strings is featured in three concerts per season and rehearse weekly with one dress rehearsal prior to each performance. Each season begins in late August/early September with seating auditions and a local camp: September Staccato.

Regular rehearsals: Monday, 6-8pm at Shoup Garden House, Los Altos

No rehearsals on Monday holidays: Labor Day, MLK Day, and Presidents' Day

Important Dates

Seating Auditions: Aug. 26
September Staccato:
Sept. 5-7
First Regular Rehearsal: Sept. 9
Parent Meeting: Sept. 9
Fall Festival Concert: Dec. 7
March Festival Concert: Mar. 15
Spring Encore Concert: May 3

Each concert will have one dress rehearsal, which will fall on Thursday evening. The full season schedule will be available in August.


Your required financial obligation will be the Tuition Fee, Staccato Camp Fee, and Ticket Card. At a minimum, the 6-Ticket Card is required. The 10-Ticket card would also fulfill the obligation.

Tuition Fee: $1,390 ($556 deposit due with registration; remainder due 9/1)
September Staccato: $490 (due 7/15)
6-Ticket Digital Card: $90 (due 8/15)

The tuition deposit is due at this time. The other fees (Staccato and Tickets) can be paid now (see payment links) or by the dates indicated.

Golden State Youth Orchestra, like any organization, would appreciate check or ACH payments. These payment methods will help GSYO reduce credit card fees and allow us to allocate financial resources towards orchestra programs.

Check/Electronic Funds Transfer Discount: GSYO offers a fee discount for those who prefer to pay by check or electronic funds transfer (via ACH).
     Tuition Fee: $1,350 ($540 due with registration; remainder due 9/1)
     September Staccato Camp: $475 (due 7/15)
Please note, if you make your tuition deposit payment via check or ACH, any subsequent tuition payments (for the season) be made by check or ACH.

Financial Aid: It is the policy of GSYO that no student should be excluded from participation due to financial hardship. Financial Aid is need-based. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please fill out the application (included in registration forms) and make the $100 payment at this time. You must either upload a copy of your most recent Federal Tax Return or mail a copy to the GSYO Administrative Office at 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303 to complete your request.

Family Discount: Families with more than one musician enrolled in GSYO can take a 10% discount on the tuition fee during spring registration (not applicable to tickets or camps/retreats); instructions and information available in the registration forms.

*We ask all of our families to make a tax-deductible donation to GSYO during the season. The Fall Annual Fund Campaign is a vital part of the budget, and our goal is 100% participation. Although not required, substantive member donations are an important signal to outside funding organizations. Even a small donation of any size to GSYO during the season can make a big difference when everyone participates. In addition, we ask all families to volunteer at GSYO concerts and on GSYO teams throughout the season.


Review the Financial obligations (add the payment dates to your calendar) and read through and fill out the registration forms (see below). The forms outline the code of conduct, attendance and seating policies, health summary, waivers, and financial aid (if applicable). The forms are designed to allow you to work on them, leave, and return later to continue. You do not need to create a Jotform account or sign in with email - select "Skip create account" if that is your preference.

Once you are ready to submit, you will be directed to make a deposit or pay the tuition in full (your choice), make an electronic fund transfer, or mail a check to the GSYO Office. The enrollment is complete when the forms and payment have been received. You should receive an email confirming receipt of your forms to the email you provided.

Seating audition music will be available to the musicians in late June.

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