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    Junior Orchestra Program
    Ages 7 - 12

Season Update

Following the direction of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and Mount Royal University all Conservatory orchestras and ensembles are set to resume in January 2021 with an abbreviated season. Please see below for details (times/dates) and feel free to contact the Conservatory if you have any questions or concerns.

The Junior Orchestra Program offers four ensembles for string players ages 7-12.

Preparatory Strings

This 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.

CRN Day Date Time Room Conductor Fee
90069 Saturday Jan. 9, 2021 - May 29, 2021 12 - 1 p.m. ED2001 Ben Neumann $275

 

Pre-Chamber Strings A

String 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.

CRN Day Date Time Room Conductor Fee
90060 Friday Jan. 22, 2021 - May 28, 2021 5 - 6:15 p.m. ED2001 Ben Neumann $325

 

Pre-Chamber Strings B

String 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.

CRN Day Date Time Room Conductor Fee
90067 Friday Jan. 22, 2021 - May 28, 2021 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. ED2001 Ben Neumann $275

 

Chamber Strings

A small orchestra for ages 8-12 who will benefit from detailed training. Members should have at least 2 years of orchestral training.

CRN Day Date Time Room Conductor Fee
90005 Saturday Jan. 9, 2021 - May 29, 2021 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ED2001 Ben Neumann $350

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the audition procedure for 2020-2021 has been revised.​ The deadline for application submission is June 19, 2020.  Please fill out the orchestra Audition Form.

 

Junior Orchestra Program Audition Requirements

Junior Orchestra Program Audition Form

 

 

For new students, you will need create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 

 

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