Coordinator's Message

Coordinator's Message

Welcome to the Strings & Orchestra webpage! Here you will find important information about our conservatory’s curriculum, faculty, and more, including links to resources to help you stay connected.  OCSA’s incredible arts conservatories provide comprehensive learning experiences that allow for unique artistic growth in a nurturing and enriching environment. Our faculty work hard to create programs that exceed expectations so that each student is given the tools necessary to excel in their area of study. We hope this page gives you a glimpse into what our program has to offer! For any questions about our program please contact  

Best regards, 

Nicholaus Yee

Coordinator, Strings & Orchestra Program

Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of working professionals with a variety of backgrounds and training, and the majority hold advanced degrees in their specialties.


The Strings & Orchestra Program's college-preparatory curriculum is designed for students to receive formal training in their specific string instruments, while taking a wide variety of music courses, including composition, music theory, and music appreciation. In addition to the orchestral experience, students have many performance opportunities in master classes, sectionals, and chamber music.

Student Opportunities


  • Collaboration with Popular Music's Stevie Wonder Tribute
  • Collaboration with CMD/CCD/IMW/IMJ on Tchaikovsky's and Ellington's "Nutcracker"

Past Highlights

  • Christopher Russell's farewell concert of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony featuring alumni
  • Performance of the Brahms Double Concerto with Dennis Kim and alumnus Warren Hagerty
Social Media

Social Media

Stay connected by following us on social media! 



Attend a Performance

Head to the Box Office to view our upcoming concerts and events!
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Buy and download performance photos! Proceeds support the program.

State of the Art

Submit your students' accomplishments to OCSA's monthly newsletter!
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Parents Arts Council (PAC)

Learn more by contacting your your program coordinator.
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Support Donations

Would you like to support the Strings & Orchestra Program by making a cash donation? Please note that these donations should be above and beyond the annual parent Voluntary Contribution Agreement, which provides core funding for the arts conservatory programs.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding support donations, feel free to contact Nicholaus Yee at 714.560.0900 ext. 5560 or

Orange County School of the Arts is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3) our Tax ID is 33-0891574.
All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.

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