Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum offers children and youth regular weekly practices and three concerts in a season. Young players collaborate with professional guests and soloists taking an opportunity to learn rapidly from conductors and concert performers.

Weekly rehearsals
in 2018-2019 season:

September 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20
November 3, 10
December 1, 8
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25

June 1, 8

Location: Church of the Valley, 19001 San Ramon Blvd, San Ramon 94583
Time: 3:30-6:30PM (September 22-December 1)

3:30-5:30PM (December 8-June 8)

Final dress rehearsals and concerts
in 2018-2019 season:

November 11, 12:15PM (dress rehearsal), 2:30PM (concert), Mission Santa Clara

March 9, 3:30PM (dress rehearsal), 6PM (concert), Church of the Valley, San Ramon, CA
June 9, 2PM (dress rehearsal), 4PM (concert), Amador Theater, Pleasanton, CA



Members or their parents pay an annual Tuition in two installments and sign a Membership Agreement that make them adhere to these policies:

Due to specifics of orchestral playing no rehearsal or concert missing is excused unless there are extreme medical reasons. Unreasonable behavior can result in demotion within section, dismissal from concert and reimbursement for hiring a professional musician (up to $300). Members should arrive no later than 10 minutes before the start of rehearsal and sign in. Late coming will result in penalty added toward next tuition payment.

All members are expected to take private lessons on their respective instruments.

Due to nature of ensemble playing, members have to pay full attention to conductors, be prepared for rehearsal and respect fellow members and premises where rehearsals and concerts take place.

Use of all electronic devices during rehearsals and concerts; food and drinks except water during rehearsals are strongly prohibited.

For safety reasons, younger members must be picked up by an adult from their rehearsal room.