Beginning String Orchestra


Beginning String Orchestra

from 430.00

In this entry-level orchestral program, students learn the basics of string ensemble playing and how to prepare for performance and work with a conductor in a nurturing and musically exciting environment.

How: Program consists of rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals are weekly and include sectional coaching by experienced and accomplished professional musicians and full rehearsal under the direction of Samvel Chilingarian. Performances include 2 public concerts per year and optional community playing opportunities.

Who: Beginning string players, aged 7-13. Minimum requirement is one year of private lessons continued throughout participation in VYMA. Auditions are for the purpose of placement only, and are conducted with the same encouraging teaching style that characterizes VYMA rehearsals.

Placement Auditions:  Generally Aug and Jan — Phone (818) 383-4677 or email to arrange. The purpose of this audition is to determine the musician's appropriate orchestra level. Tuition is fully refundable within one week of the audition if you choose not to participate in the orchestra.

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When: Two 14-week sessions. Weekly rehearsals are Tuesdays 5:30-7:15 p.m., September to June.

Tuition: $430 per semester. $20 Audition fee for new students. Limited scholarships available.


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