We love working with all types of musical students from elementary school level all the way up to soon-to-be college graduates and beyond. Sharing our love and knowledge of music and the music business through workshops and residencies has been and will always be a huge part of our mission and passion.  Email to let us know how we can customize an educational presentation for your program, whether it be in-person or virtual!

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Presentation includes (and is not limited to):

An introduction to the string family, its history, and its future
Performances of music your students will recognize to get them excited about classical instruments
Interactive elements to get your students engaged before we arrive and keep them engaged through and beyond the performance
Education on rhythm, groove, and counting

“The ATLYS String Quartet residency at North Street School in the Geneva City School District was top- notch. It exceeded my every expectation. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it, and still talk about it a year later! I truly look forward to any future projects the ATLYS String Quartet endeavors.”

-Laurie Giroux Williams, General music teacher at North Street Elementary

4th Grade Collaboration Music Video Project — watch until the end to see interviews with the students


Residency includes (and is not limited to):

Rehearsals with members of ATLYS sitting in the middle/backs of their respective sections to give feedback, inspiration and encouragement to students
Introduction of chamber music strategies that can be used to elevate orchestral playing
Sectionals with members of ATLYS
Side-by-side concert with ATLYS, can include a performance of ATLYS original works to inspire your students

ATLYS did a short residency with our orchestra program; they provided a workshop and demonstration for our junior high music students, and they worked with our high school orchestra students for a full day, which concluded with a side-by-side concert. The junior high students were amazed when ATLYS started their presentation with Carly Rae Jepson's Call Me Maybe, and they are still talking about it...throughout the festival day with the high school students, ATLYS members provided constant feedback and advice on musicianship. They led sectionals and interacted with the students in full group rehearsals throughout the day. In all, they helped provide a great learning atmosphere for the students and encouraged them to engage more musically with the notes on the page. We loved having them come to our program, and we would not hesitate to have them back!

-Bethany Otte, Quincy High School Orchestra Director / Quincy Junior High School Associate Orchestra Director


Residency includes (and is not limited to):

Ensemble coaching with members of ATLYS
Presentations on rehearsal techniques and group bonding
Focus on the importance of breathing, moving, listening, watching
Introduction to score study--what it is and how to use it to help chamber groups succeed at their highest potential
Open masterclass that will help students improve their ensemble playing by hearing their peers and different perspectives--including their peers
Live ATLYS performance demonstrations to inspire the next generation of chamber music players

Having ATLYS headline the 2023 EYSO Summer Chamber Music Camp was transformative. They are that rare group that has it all: world-class performing and artistry, inspiring and innovative pedagogy for musicians at all levels, and enthusiasm to collaborate in crafting a holistic experience and comprehensive environment. And, their talents as performers and educators are matched only by the joy they bring to the room, from the planning stages all the way to the final concert!.”

-Matthew Sheppard, Artistic Director, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras

Composition Workshops and Camps

Presentation includes (and is not limited to):

A lecture on string writing do’s and don’ts and demonstrations of extended techniques
Professional-quality, polished recordings of compositions (available remotely!)
A workshop session to discuss and reflect on individual compositions from a string player’s perspective

“Working with ATLYS was wonderful – not only did my students receive an incredible addition to their portfolios for future applications, but some of the students were also given public exposure through music videos posted on ATLYS’s social media accounts, reaching thousands of listeners and hopefully jumpstarting careers. [ATLYS was] able to offer my students an unequalled artistic and educational experience, and they each spent countless hours on this project, while also being extremely organized and responsive. Future students working with them are guaranteed to be enlightened and inspired.”

-Eric Malmquist, Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Composition Program

Compositions by students Jonathan Miller and Hannah Thill

Music marketing education for college level musicians and beyond

Presentation includes (and is not limited to):

A breakdown of how we built our social media following and Spotify stream count from the ground up without boosts from competitions or help from management
An explanation of the importance of the email list and how to build it
An education on — how it works, what it is, and how it can help you sustain your business without the need for regular kickstarter campaigns or grant writing
Instructions on how to think of yourself as both a musician and CEO to keep your dreams on track

“The presentation ATLYS delivered was phenomenal. It was an extremely polished guide to successfully marketing oneself as an artist and ensemble, curating an authentic presence online as an artist, and becoming a business-minded musician with the ability to take dreams from ideation to actualization. The presentation left the students feeling inspired, curious, and eager to learn more.”

-Felice Doynov, Former Assistant Director of Music Admission and Preparatory Programs at Ithaca College

An excerpt from a virtual presentation on social media and marketing


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