Music & Worship Arts Academy

Preparatory Programs

If students would like to be in an orchestra in the 2020-21 school year, here are some options.

The Bay Area Youth Symphony (BAYS), Accepts students of all levels. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons at Westbrook Intermediate, 302 W. El Dorado Blvd., Friendswood, TX 77546.

  • $570 Advanced orchestra
  • $400 Beginning & Intermediate Orchestra
  • Entrance auditions are in August


The Houston Youth Symphony,, accepts students from beginning through advanced.  Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons at Pershing Middle School, 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Houston, Texas 77025.

  • $975 – full tuition, includes deposit/Symphony, Philharmonia, Sinfonia, String Orchestra
  • $575 – full tuition, includes deposit/Preparatory Orchestra
  • $450 – full tuition/Chamber Music
  • Auditions for the 2020/2021 season will be online video recorded auditions instead of live in-person auditions. 


Instruments of Praise, homeschool band & orchestra, Accepts students of all levels. Classes are held once a week at four different locations throughout the Greater Houston area. The locations: Spring, Northwest Houston, Katy, and Waller. 

  • $450 annual tuition

Contact IOP for audition/registration information