String Ensemble

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The String Ensemble includes violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. Students in the ensemble will focus on development of orchestral performance techniques, musicianship, sight-reading, and ensemble skills. Repertoire is in the intermediate range.

Approximately 30 student musicians are accepted each year; selection is based primarily on demonstrated ability and musical promise, but orchestral balance is also considered.

All new and returning students must audition for placement.

Duration
Weekly on Wednesdays, 6–6:50 pm
Performances twice yearly in Zipper Hall

Audition Information

Auditions have already passed for the 2019–20 academic year. Students interested in auditioning for the String Ensemble in the future should fill out an inquiry form. Updates will be sent out when auditions are available.

Prerequisites
Participants must study privately and have good intermediate sight-reading skills. Previous orchestral experience is encouraged.

Minimum Age Requirement
5th grade; must be 10 years old by September 1, 2019

Recommended Minimum Level of Playing
Violin: Concerto in a minor, A. Vivaldi
Viola: Bourrée, J.S. Bach
Cello: Sonata in C Major, J.B. Breval
Bass: Gavotte, J.B. Lully

Application Packet
Select one of the following application packets to download, which must be brought with you to your audition. Please note that your current teacher’s signature is required on the application form.

Double Bass Packet
Cello Packet
Viola Packet
Violin Packet