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Who can join?

String musicians only (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass)
Suzuki books 4 through 6. Generally grades 3 through 9.

Essential Information

7:00–8:45pm every Thursday
Rehearsal Location:
University Presbyterian Church, Rochester Hills, Michigan
$350 a year; $25 is non refundable after August 30th
Financial Aid available

Conductor: John Kennedy

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Audition Requirements

2 to 3 minutes showing technique and tone quality. The solo will be heard unaccompanied and does not need to be memorized.

Sight reading: All auditioning students will be asked to sightread. Materials will be chosen by the conductors.

Scales are not required for any audition.

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2017-18 Season Concert Repertoire

May 3, 2018
Summon the Heroes, John Williams; arr. by Custer
Steel Street Strut, Danny Seidenberg
Highlights from Styre’s Rally, Alexander Safford
February 8, 2018
Symphony No. 41 (Finale - Molto Allegro), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; arr. by Todd Parrish
Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana, Pietro Mascagni; arr. by Gerald Doan
Russian Sailor’s Dance from The Red Poppy, Reinhold Gliere; arr. by Jamin Hoffman
November 2, 2017
Vanishing Point, Richard Meyer
Polish Dance, Edmund Severn *
King Kong, James Newton Howard; arr. by Ted Ricketts

2016-17 Season Concert Repertoire

May 4, 2017
Melrose Avenue, California Guitar Trio; arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle
Melodia En La Menor, Astor Piazzola
Skylife, David Balakrishnan
February 2, 2017
Bach’s Lunch, Johann Sebastian Bach
Symphony No. 6, 3rd Movement - Scherzo, Ludwig von Beethoven
Symphony No. 104 “London”, 1st Movement, Franz Joseph Haydn
November 3, 2016
Faeries (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies), Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky; arr. Chip Davis
Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 24, 1st Movement, Oskar Rieding *
Danse Bacchanale, Camille Saint-Saëns; arr. Jamin Hoffman
March of the Resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams