Hana Morford, Conductor
Emphasizing the fundamentals of large ensemble playing, the String Ensemble is an ideal first orchestral experience for late elementary through intermediate students of violin, viola, cello, and double bass in elementary and middle school or up to age 14. Rehearsals will focus on the mastery of string orchestra techniques, listening, following, leadership, rhythm, and blend of sound. The intense preparation of repertoire culminates in the performance of a Fall and Spring concert.
New and continuing students must audition for acceptance and placement in the orchestra. Auditions are open to all interested students but priority will be given to those in individual instruction at the Preparatory. Only students in individual instruction at the Preparatory are eligible to participate in Preparatory recitals or competitions, including the String Ensemble Competition.
*Scheduling for August auditions will begin on July 1, 2017.
Audition Time: TBA (Returning students who wish to be considered for YAO should audition between TBA.)
Audition Location: TBA
All orchestral auditions should be taken solo, without piano accompaniment.
Please call the Preparatory Office at 667-208-6640 to schedule an appointment. New students and all members of the 2016-2017 Preparatory String Ensemble must schedule an audition appointment for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Beginning understanding of spiccato.
Please note: Sight-reading is a very important orchestral skill and will be emphasized. Playing the recommended repertoire does not guarantee acceptance.
Students in Individual Instruction at the Preparatory
Course #: PP.200.016 01
Students Not in Individual Instruction at the Preparatory
Course #: PP.200.017 01
Once you’re ready to register for classes and/or individual instruction, please visit our registration page.