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Who can join?

Advanced Beginner
String musicians only (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass)
Suzuki books 1 (completed) through 3. Generally grades 2 through 7

Essential Information

Choose one of 5:15–6:45pm OR 7:15–8:45 every Thursday
Rehearsal Location:
University Presbyterian Church, Rochester Hills, Michigan
$300 a year; $25 is non refundable after August 30th
Financial Aid available

Conductor: Nick Karpinsky

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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
American Landscape, Soon He Newbold
Largo from Symphony No. 9, Antonin Dvořák; arr. Sandra Dackow
Highlights from Beauty and the Beast, Alan Menken; arr. by Calvin Custer
February 8, 2018
The Bird Finale from String Quartet Op. 33, No. 3 , Joseph Haydn; arr. Matthew Moreno
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, First Movement, J.S. Bach; arr. by Merle J. Isaac
Dance Infernale, Elliot Del Borgo
November 2, 2017
Joust, Richard Meyer
Fantasy on a Janpanese Folk Song, Brian Balmages
Labyrinth, Vance Zuehlsdorff

2016-17 Season Concert Repertoire

May 4, 2017
Ocean Storm, Antonio Vivaldi; arr. Tom Fritz
A Nordic Lullaby, Edvard Grieg; arr. Pierre La Plante
Music from The Avengers, Alan Silvestri; arr. Larry Moore
February 2, 2017
Star of Bethlehem, John Williams
Winter Solstice, Todd Parrish
Dance of the Tumblers, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
November 3, 2016
Creatures, Brian Balmages
The Tell Tale Heart, Michael Story
The Hanging Tree from The Hunger Games, Jeremy Fraites; arr. Larry Moore