Urban Strings Columbus

The Urban Strings Columbus Youth Orchestra


It’s a New Year!

Audition Time!

Upcoming Auditions:

January 5th, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Mt. Vernon AME Church, 1127 Mt. Vernon Avenue Columbus, OH 43203

Sign ups will be at the audition on January 5th, first come first served basis.

New musicians: be prepared to play your own piece, one scale and one sight read.

Existing Half Note and Premier musician chair auditions: be prepared to play one sight read and one scale. (existing musicians must have played in their current group for one year before auditioning to move up to the next group)

Be sure to check out our calendar to see where we'll be next!


To pay your dues online, please click the button below. Please note: PayPal charges 2.9% + $0.30 to all transactions. Please include this additional amount with your dues.  Example: Half Note Quarterly dues are $120, add 2.9%, $3.48 and add $0.30. The total due is $123.78. 

Click here for the 2018-19 fee schedule.



Upcoming Dates

Check out our calendar to find upcoming dates and performances.

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 Checkout our videos for behind the scenes footage, concerts, performances, and more!

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Want to Donate?

Your donations go to musicians in need. Scholarships are awarded to dedicated string players with limited means to support the development of musical skills. We also accept donated violins, violas, cellos, and basses that help musicians who may not be able to afford a stringed instrument. Donate › 

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