HYSOC (Homer Youth String Orchestra Club) was formed by community volunteers 15 years ago to offer orchestral music instruction to Homer youth. Today, HYSOC programs offer low cost music and ensemble instruction to kids in grades third through 12th, with multiple ensembles based on age and experience. These programs add the skills in musicianship to OPUS’s core social and learning goals. Scholarships are available—no child is turned away due to inability to pay.
HYSOC programs are offered during the afterschool hours, and these students perform regularly for the community. HYSOC also includes the “Codas” ensemble for adults, many of whom are parents of OPUS students.