Junior Strings 

Designed for string students with 2-4 years of experience and private lessons, the Junior Strings (JS) group plays literature at roughly a Grade 3-4 level (intermediate to late-intermediate.) Successful applicants to this group usually have the following characteristics:

  • Comfortable playing 1st through 3rd positions
  • Good foundational skills and setup, solid posture
  • Consistent vibrato, good understanding of rhythm/dynamics/articulations
  • 9th grade and younger

This group rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:30PM, and performs in 3 formal concerts throughout the season.

Recent Sample Repetoire includes:

  • Procession of the Toreadors from Carmen by Georges Bizet/arr. Percy Hall
  • To Tame the Raging Rapids by Brian Balmages
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms/arr. Merle J. Isaac