Violin Ensemble

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The Violin Ensemble is an entry-level ensemble for the Community School of Performing Arts pre-college orchestra program. Appropriate for both Suzuki and traditional violin students, an emphasis is placed on reinforcing reading skills, expanding music theory concepts, introducing orchestral performance techniques, and developing musicianship. Approximately 24 student musicians are accepted each year.

Participants must study privately and are required to have finished Joanne Martin, I Can Read Music, Volume 1 prior to audition and Charles S. Peter & Paul Yoder, Master Theory, Book 1 (up to lesson 15) prior to the first meeting. No previous orchestral experience is necessary.

All new and returning students must audition for placement.

Weekly on Wednesdays, 6–6:40 pm

Audition Information

Audition Date for 2020-21 Academic Year
Saturday, May 9

Starting April 1, an audition time may be scheduled by phone at 213-621-4548

Minimum Age Requirement
3rd grade; must be eight years old by September 1, 2020

Required Minimum Level of Playing
Dvořák: Humoresque (Suzuki Vol. 3)

Application Packet
Download the audition information and application packet, which must be brought with you to your audition. Please note that your current teacher’s signature is required on the application form.