Participant Information

Please complete the form below and click on "Submit" to register for 2023-2024 ENSEMBLE. To submit this form, all "*" fields must be filled in.
Please view the Audition Requirements for all ensembles at this link. Based on the requirements, you can select which ensemble you would like to audition for and register for that ensemble. If you are placed into a different ensemble based on your audition, we will update our records once auditions are completed.
If the student is a beginner or preparatory level student with less than two years of experience, please register for our beginning level MYami classes.
Click HERE to sign up for auditions. Auditions will take place on August 26th and 27th.
MDC: Miami Dade College Kendall Campus (Sundays) | UM: University of Miami (Sundays)
 Miami Dade College Kendall Campus: 11011 SW 104th St, Miami, FL 33176
University of Miami: 1314 Miller Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Gender *
What is the child/youth's current grade level? Please select only one. *
What is the child/youth's preferred language for contact? (Please select only one) *
What language(s) does the child/youth feel comfortable communicating in? (Select all that apply) *
Is the child/youth Hispanic or Latina/o/x? *
Is the child/youth Haitian? *
Child/Youth Race (Please select only one): *
Is this a cell/mobile phone?
Do you take Private lessons?
Chamber Ensembles (MUST be in Strings Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra)
Does student currently have health insurance? (ex. private insurance, KidCare, Medicaid)? *

Parent/Guardian Emergency Contact Information and Authorization for Pick Up
(Children will not be released to any person not listed below)

Parent/Guardian #1
Is this a cell/mobile phone?
Caregiver preferred language for contact (Please select only one): *
Parent/Guardian #2

Student Medical Information

Medical Verification and Consent

I hereby give permission to the physicians selected by GMYS to order X-rays, routine tests and treatment for the health of my child in the event I cannot be reached in an emergency. I give permission to the physician to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for and order injection and/or anesthesia and/or surgery for my child. I attest the participant is physically able to participate in all activities planned and hosted by GMYS and that the participant’s physical condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor, and we consent to any needed medical treatment for the participant in the event of an emergency. I understand as the participant’s legal guardian that the activities involve risk, and I do hereby voluntarily assume any and all risk, such as injury caused by the negligence of GMYS and or its volunteers, consultants and officers. My personal insurance bears primary responsibility in case of accident.

Comprehensive Parental/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver

to be transported in a motor vehicle driven by or hired by GMYS, a MDCPS approved bus service, or a program van driven by a GMYS employee. I understand that my child is expected to follow all applicable laws regarding riding in a motor vehicle and is expected to follow the directions provided by the driver and/or other adult staff members or volunteers. I agree on behalf of myself, my child named herein, our heirs, and successors and assigns to hold harmless and defend GMYS, its officers, directors and agents, and any funding agencies, from any and all actions, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, and all consequential damage arising from or in connection with my child being transported by GMYS employees or a MDCPS approved bus service.I have read this entire waiver and permission form, fully understand it, and agree to be legally bound by its terms.


Select ONE *
hereby authorize and give consent to GMYS to take/use still photographs, digital photographs, motion pictures, television transmission, and/or videotaped recordings (hereinafter “Recordings”) of me, my children, or my wards for educational, research, documentary, and public relations purposes. Any such Recordings may reveal your identity through the image itself without any compensation to you, your children or wards. Any and all Recordings taken of you, your children or wards shall be the sole property of The Children’s Trust. With regard to the use of any Recordings taken of you, your children or wards, you hereby waive any and all present and future claims you may have against GMYS, and their staff, employees, affiliates and Board members.

Additional Student Information

We want to get to know your child better so that we can provide the best possible experience in our programs. Please tell us more about your child...
What are the main ways in which your child communicates? (Mark all that apply) *
What, if any, help does your child receive at this time? (Mark all that apply) *
What conditions does your child have that are expected to last for a year or more? (Mark all that apply) *
If you have any documentation of a specific condition (IEP, 504 plan, etc.) please provide GMYS with a copy so that we can best serve your child.
If you marked "No condition lasting one year or more" on the previous question, please skip the next two questions and sign below.

If you marked any other answer on the question above, please answer the remaining questions and sign below.
Do any of the conditions marked above make it harder for your child to do things that other children of the same age can do?
To support your child's successful participation in this program, in what areas might s/he need extra assistance?
If you are interested in other services funded by The Children's Trust, please call 211 or visit For special needs resources for your child, visit or
Please note that The Children's Trust may contact you via postal mail, email and/or text to ask about your satisfaction with services, and to make you aware of other Trust-funded programs, initiatives and events that may interest you.
As part of my child's voluntary participation in this program, I give my permission for the information collected through this program to be submitted to The Children's Trust for program evaluation and quality purposes. The Children's Trust provides funding for the program to operate and follows strict data privacy protections for the information collected (for example, following the Famile Educational Rights and Privacy Act/FERPA guidelines).


*If applying for financial assistance DO NOT make selection here, please check box below
SPECIAL NOTE: Tuition is prorated for Spring semester
Check here if opting for Payment Plan (Note: Additional $25 charge)
*Check here if applying for Financial Assistance
*ENSEMBLE (check here ONLY if applying for financial assistance):

Please note that the sibling discount can only be applied if you are registering more than one student. Sibling discount should only be applied ONCE to ONE sibling - not to all students you are registering.
2023-2024 T-Shirts: $20 each
OPTIONAL Opt out of Volunteering 10 hours: $100 fee per family
Payment is due upon submission of this registration form unless Financial Aid is requested and copy of most recent tax return also submitted. Students MUST be registered and paid prior to participation in any GMYS events, classes
or rehearsals.
No refunds or tuition changes will be given for any class cancellations due to COVID-19 or any circumstances outside of the control of GMYS. If in-person classes must be shut down or postponed, virtual class options will be available for all students.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All classes subject to cancellation based on funding and enrollment. Refunds will be given for any cancellation on the part of GMYS.
QUESTIONS? Call GMYS at 305-667-4069 or visit
I give my permission for this information to be submitted to The Children’s Trust for program monitoring and evaluation purposes. The Children’s Trust provides funding for the program. I understand all of my information will remain confidential and will be properly safeguarded by GMYS. None of my information will be given to any third party without my prior consent.

Parent Participation Agreement

Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS) is a non-profit organization supported by the parents of students enrolled in GMYS. Parent participation and support is extremely valued and essential to the success of GMYS. Please read and agree to the following requirements when enrolling a student in the GMYS:
GMYS has always been at its core a parent run organization. In addition to the mandatory parent obligations outlined above, at least one parent from each family is required to volunteer at least 10 hours to the organization per year, or donate $100 to opt out of the 10 hour volunteer obligation. Volunteer hours will be tracked in each ensemble and may include, but not limited to the following activities:

• Apply to participate on the GMYS Board of Trustees, or on any board committee. (Limited Space Available)
• Actively participate as Ensemble Parent Liaison
• Volunteer to assist with any other organizational duties such as clerical, office, music library, repairs, social media, publicity,
marketing, website, technology, etc. (as requested and overseen by Executive Director or committee chairperson)
• Utilize any other unique and/or valuable skills which may further the betterment of the organization (as coordinated and
overseen by Executive Director)
• Assist at the Administrative office (as coordinated and overseen by the Executive Director)
• Purchase or Solicit an advertisement for GMYS Season Playbill
• Collecting items for concert raffles

I have read and understand the parent support and participation requirements. I agree to the volunteer hours as stated, and understand if I am unable to volunteer my time, I will pay a $100 fee to opt out of the 10 hour requirement. Agreement is per family, not per student. Families who pay the $100 fee will be recognized as donors in the GMYS Playbill.

Ensemble Attendance Student Contract

Attendance to ALL rehearsals and concerts is vital to the success of the GMYS program. The true musical and educational experience of the organization is dependent upon having every child at every rehearsal. Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of each rehearsal to tune and warm up. Rehearsals will end on schedule unless otherwise notified. Please report all absences in advance to the GMYS office (305) 667-4069 or via email at Unexcused absences are those absences not reported to GMYS before rehearsal, excluding emergencies and extenuating circumstances. Students with more than two unexcused absences in one semester will not be eligible to perform in the December or May concerts, will not be able to apply for summer camp employment, and will be ineligible for current and future financial aid from GMYS, and will not receive community service hours from GMYS. Students with an unexcused absence at a concert will be dismissed from GMYS. The use of cell phones or other electronic devices is strictly prohibited during rehearsal time. Students can be placed on probation for the following reasons. The ensemble director will establish terms of probation.
• Students who were ineligible to perform in a concert because of attendance
• Tardiness or absence from dress rehearsal
• Excessive tardiness (more than three) to weekly rehearsals
• Inappropriate behavior including but not limited to: disrespect, excessive disruption, unauthorized use of cell phone, etc.
Any student placed on probation can be declared ineligible to advance to the next orchestra, i.e. a Concert student with poor attendance might not be eligible to audition for Symphony. Seating can be affected by any unexcused absence or tardy and can also be affected by probation. Students are responsible for signing in at rehearsals with the designated personnel. Students with perfect attendance will be eligible for various gifts or honors. Rehearsal cancellations by GMYS due to severe weather conditions will be posted on the website and recorded on the office telephone. Dress rehearsals for concerts will take place the day of each concert prior to the performance. These rehearsals are the only opportunity for each orchestra to adapt to the acoustics and logistics of the stage. It also gives vital opportunity for each player to experience the venue in which the concert will take place. Please note that:
• Dress Rehearsals and Concerts are mandatory. *Subject to Change*
• Anyone who misses Dress Rehearsal will not be allowed to perform in the concert.
• Unexcused absence from a Dress Rehearsal or Concert may result in dismissal from GMYS for the remainder of the year.
CONCERT ATTIRE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. Failure to comply may result in a performer’s loss of privilege, at the Conductor’s discretion.
• Concert Attire will be determined by ensemble.

* Community Service Hours will only be given out at the end of the fall and spring semesters.


recognize that the pandemic of COVID-19 is now occurring and may continue to be a serious danger during the entire term of the program for which I am now registering. I recognize that I have the option to select a fully online program. If I elect to have my student attend any in-person classes or events, I will assure that he/she follows all disease safety protocols created by GMYS for this program; also, I will immediately inform GMYS if he/she exhibits symptoms of illness or has experienced an exposure to a person infected with COVID-19, and will follow GMYS' instructions regarding his/her future attendance. For all in-person events, I hereby assume the risk of contagion and I agree to release, hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County, Florida, Inc. as well as the facilities used and all of its staff, agents, managers, directors, and officers of and from any liability for COVID-19 illness or related consequences, including any claims that are currently unknown but may arise in the future, and any claims of alleged negligence by the releasee.
I have read and understood the GMYS cleaning/sanitation and cancellation procedures as outlined on the website *
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