Directed by:  Julissa Bozman, MFA
Saturdays, 9:15am - 10:30 a.m.
College of the Canyons - Valencia
Pico Canyon Hall, Room 219


Prelude Strings is our entry-level orchestral ensemble for musicians with one year of experience playing the violin, viola, cello or bass.  Students learn ensemble ettiquette, participate in a small group setting,  learning how to play with an awareness of other musicians and their role of melody or harmony within the piece. Strings musicians will be exposed to an assortment of repertoire to improve their ability to read notes, identify correct rhythmic values, dynamics and articulation markings.

Students will attend weekly rehearsals and participate in an end-of-semester concert to build their musical efficacy, self-worth and accomplishment.

Prelude Strings will help to prepare students for school music success and auditioning for SCVYO Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble.


🎵 WHO NEEDS TO AUDITION? (see requirements at bottom of this page)
NEW students wishing to join Prelude Strings


ANY CONTINUING STUDENT who participated in Prelude Strings during the prior semester does not need to audtion. 

Returning students must complete the enrollment form prior to in-person registration

Prelude Strings Musician:

🎵 Has 1 year of experience on instrument

🎵 Is able to read music

🎵 Is able to play a 1-octave scale of choice

🎵 Can play solo piece that best demonstrates ability

🎵 Is able to sight-read a simple melody in 1st position.