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Directed by Dr. S. Eric Hawk, the Symphony Orchestra of North Georgia's Youth Discovery Strings is open to beginner level youths. We welcome all violin, viola, cello, and bass players! Everyone is guaranteed a spot in the SONG-YDS. No audition required. Rehearsals are held on Sundays from 1:00-2:30p Hawk Music Academy at Vickery Village: 5834 N. Vickery Street in Cumming.

Tuition is $100 per cycle or pay $300 in full and receive two free concert tickets.

how to join

  1. Contact us at to let us know you are interested in joining.

  2. Create a login by clicking on the Youth Discovery Strings button above. Once you are granted access, you will be able to pay tuition and turn in the registration form. Note - If you are not taken to a "Sign Up" page, click on "Switch account" and then click the "YDS Login" button again.

  3. Pay TUITION (through Login) and turn in REGISTRATION FORM (through Login) before the first rehearsal

  4. Attend REHEARSALS and enjoy!

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