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, learn 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.
➤➤Students are strongly encouraged to participated in their school music program, where available.
WHO NEEDS TO AUDITION?
NEW students wishing to join Prelude Strings for the Summer, or Fall/Spring Season. (See below for Skill Requirements and Application)
WHO DOES NOT NEED TO AUDITION?
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
MINIMUM PRELUDE STRINGS SKILL LEVEL & AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
1 year of experience on instrument
Ability to read music
Ability to play a 1-octave scale of choice
Ability to play a solo piece that best demonstrates ability
Ability to sight-read a simple melody in 1st position.
▶︎ All auditions are to be unaccompanied.
▶︎ Audition Processing Fee must be paid in order to receive an appointment time.