Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum offers children and youth:

  •  regular weekly practices and three concerts in a season
  • collaboration with professional guests and soloists
  • national or international tours
  • scholarships and concerto opportunities
Weekly rehearsals

2019-2020 season:

Program I (10 rehearsals):
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16

Program II (9 rehearsals):
December 7, 14
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 22, 29

Program III (12 rehearsals):
March 14, 21, 28
April 4, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13

Location: St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 2791 Driscoll Rd, Fremont, CA, 94539.
Time: 3-6PM (4-5:30PM on November 16)


Final dress rehearsals and concerts
2019-2020 season:

November 16, 6:30PM (dress rehearsal), 8PM (concert), All Saints Catholic Church, Hayward, CA

March 7, 5PM (dress rehearsal), 7:30PM (concert), Mission Santa Clara
June 20, 6PM (dress rehearsal), 8PM (concert), All Saints Catholic Church, Hayward, CA



Members or their parents by paying an annual Tuition in two installments agree with policies outlined in a Membership Agreement as follows:

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 $150). 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.


Annual Season Tuition is determined by the end of Auditions and paid in two installments. Siblings discount of 15% is applied to the Season Tuition.

Named in honor to our generous donor, Thomas Huang Scholarship of $200 is awarded each season to those who excel at auditions and rehearsals and applied toward Annual Tuition.

Liu Ling Scholarship, named after our founding volunteer is awarded to best Brass instrument players.