Programs, Classes & Private Lessons

Junior Orchestra Program

The Junior Orchestra Program offers five ensembles for string players ages 7-15. Auditions are for the Junior Orchestra Program, not one specific ensemble. Students are placed in the ensemble that best suits their needs, at the discretion of the Junior Orchestra Program Coordinator and ensemble directors, and should be flexible regarding placement.

Audition scheduling begins April 1, 2016.


Preparatory StringsThis is the entry-level ensemble for strings. All first year orchestra members will start in this group. Members should be a minimum of 7 years old and have at least 2 years playing experience (minimum RCM Grade I / end of Suzuki Book I level). No maximum age is set.

The orchestra concentrates on basic orchestral skills, listening, ensemble playing, etc. Members should be able to play in the keys of D, G, A, C.

Register by Aug. 31 for the full year.

Fall 2016
CRN
DayDateTimeRoom
ConductorFee
 1241 SatSep. 10 - May 28, 2017noon – 1 p.m.ED2003Ben Neumann $319

Pre-Chamber Strings A & BString orchestras in which members benefit from further ensemble skills in preparation for the Chamber or Junior Strings. Most players have one year of experience in the Preparatory Strings or its equivalent. Register by Aug. 31 for the full year.

Fall 2016
Pre-Chamber Strings A
CRNDayDateTimeRoomConductorFee
1192FriSept. 9, 2016 – May 26, 20175 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.ED2001Ben Neumann$389
       
Pre-Chamber Strings B
CRNDayDateTimeRoomConductorFee
1193FriSept. 9, 2016 – May 26, 20176:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.ED2001Ben Neumann$319

Chamber StringsA small orchestra for ages 8-12 who will benefit from detailed training. Members should have at least 2 year of orchestral training. Register by Aug. 31 for the full year.

Fall 2016
CRNDay
DateTimeRoomConductorFee
1015SatSept. 10, 2016 – May 27, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.ED2001Ben Neumann$460.00

Junior StringsA large string ensemble investigating more advanced repertoire for orchestra members ages 10-15. Minimum RCM Grade IV level preferred. Register by Aug. 31 for the full year.

Fall 2016
CRNDay
DateTimeRoomConductorFee
1045ThuSept. 8, 2016 – May 25, 20176 p.m. - 8 p.m.ED2001Jeremy vanDieman$460.00



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