Conservatory Program – Ensemble and Class Information

INSPIRATION LEVEL

Our Inspiration level offers quality foundational ensembles that provide an important musical and social experience for young students. In these ensembles and classes, students develop technical and musical skills as they progress on their instruments.

BEGINNING STRINGS CLASS: For students with little to no string instrument experience

Prelude Strings is a beginning strings class for violin, viola, cello, and bass students with little or no experience on a string instrument. In this class students will learn the fundamental skills of instrument techniques. Conductor: Lowri Casimio Rehearsals: Sundays 12:00 – 1:00pm in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $450 Age Requirement: Ages 7 – 12 Grade Requirement: 2nd – 7th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

DEBUT STRINGS CLASS: For students with 1-2 years of string instrument experience

Debut Strings is an ensemble with group instruction for students playing violin, viola, cello or bass. Students will focus on instrument techniques, developing sigh-reading skills, and improve beginning ensemble techniques, such as following a conductor and fellow musicians. Students are expected to have at least 1-2 years of experience on their instrument. Condutor: Lowri Casimiro Rehearsals: Sundays, 1:15 – 3:00 in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $550 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 15 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 10th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

DEBUT WINDS CLASS: A first group experience; little or no instrument experience required

Debut Winds is designed as a first group experience for wind students in the SDYS program. Woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone), brass (trumpet, French horn, trombone, and euphonium), and percussion students may apply. Students will focus on instrument techniques, develope sight-reading skills, and improve beginning ensemble techniques, such as following a conductor and fellow musicians. Students with little or no experience on their instrument are encouraged to apply. Conductor: Chris Lea Rehearsals: Sundays, 1:15 – 3:00 in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $550 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 15 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 10th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

OVERTURE STRINGS ENSEMBLE : An entry-level string orchestra

Overture Strings is an entry-level string orchestra providing a first ensemble opportunity for musicians in their second year of playing and above. The orchestra focuses on enhancing beginning level skills such as fingering, tone quality, intonation, and sight-reading as part of an ensemble. Musicians will enhance their ability to follow the conductor, to play together, group intonation and section cohesion by integrating technique into ensemble playing. Conductor: Anthony Kim Rehearsals: Sundays, 3:15 – 5:00pm in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $700 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 17 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 12th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

OVERTURE WINDS ENSEMBLE : For musicians in their second year of playing or more

Overture Winds is a wind ensemble that provides a progressive and accelerated opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion musicians in their second year of playing and above. Instruction focuses on teaching ensemble skills such as tone production and quality, musicianship, blend, balance, rhythm and sightreading as part of an ensemble. Musicians will enhance their ability to follow the conductor, play together, and achieve group intonation as well as section cohesion. Conductor: Chris Lea Rehearsals: Sundays, 3:15 – 5:00pm in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $700 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 17 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 12th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

SYMPHONIC STRINGS : For musicians in their second year of playing or more

Symphonic Strings is a string orchestra providing performance experience for intermediate string players. Musicians will learn important concepts of left and right hand technique, vibrato, shifting and bowing, articulation, tone production, intonation, balance and blend. Repertoire will include arrangements of music for string orchestra representing various periods and styles. Conductor: Ulli Reiner Rehearsals: Sundays, 1:15 – 3:00pm in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $700 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 17 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 12th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

INSPIRATION LEVEL

Our Inspiration level offers quality foundational ensembles that provide an important musical and social experience for young students. In these ensembles and classes, students develop technical and musical skills as they progress on their instruments.

STRING CLASSES and ENSEMBLES

BEGINNING STRINGS CLASS: For students with little to no string instrument experience

Prelude Strings is a beginning strings class for violin, viola, cello, and bass students with little or no experience on a string instrument. In this class students will learn the fundamental skills of instrument techniques.

Conductor: Lowri Casimio
Rehearsals: Sundays 12:00 – 1:00pm in Balboa Park
Tuition Cost: $450
Age Requirement: Ages 7 – 12
Grade Requirement: 2nd – 7th grade
 
SIGN UP for SDYS

DEBUT STRINGS CLASS: For students with 1-2 years of string instrument experience

Debut Strings is an ensemble with group instruction for students playing violin, viola, cello or bass. Students will focus on instrument techniques, developing sigh-reading skills, and improve beginning ensemble techniques, such as following a conductor and fellow musicians. Students are expected to have at least 1-2 years of experience on their instrument. Condutor: Lowri Casimiro Rehearsals: Sundays, 1:15 – 3:00 in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $550 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 15 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 10th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

OVERTURE STRINGS ENSEMBLE : An entry-level string orchestra

Overture Strings is an entry-level string orchestra providing a first ensemble opportunity for musicians in their second year of playing and above. The orchestra focuses on enhancing beginning level skills such as fingering, tone quality, intonation, and sight-reading as part of an ensemble. Musicians will enhance their ability to follow the conductor, to play together, group intonation and section cohesion by integrating technique into ensemble playing. Conductor: Anthony Kim Rehearsals: Sundays, 3:15 – 5:00pm in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $700 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 17 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 12th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

SYMPHONIC STRINGS : For musicians in their second year of playing or more

Symphonic Strings is a string orchestra providing performance experience for intermediate string players. Musicians will learn important concepts of left and right hand technique, vibrato, shifting and bowing, articulation, tone production, intonation, balance and blend. Repertoire will include arrangements of music for string orchestra representing various periods and styles. Conductor: Ulli Reiner Rehearsals: Sundays, 1:15 – 3:00pm in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $700 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 17 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 12th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

WIND ENSEMBLES

DEBUT WINDS CLASS: A first group experience; little or no instrument experience required

Debut Winds is designed as a first group experience for wind students in the SDYS program. Woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone), brass (trumpet, French horn, trombone, and euphonium), and percussion students may apply. Students will focus on instrument techniques, develope sight-reading skills, and improve beginning ensemble techniques, such as following a conductor and fellow musicians. Students with little or no experience on their instrument are encouraged to apply. Conductor: Chris Lea Rehearsals: Sundays, 1:15 – 3:00 in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $550 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 15 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 10th grade SIGN UP for SDYS

OVERTURE WINDS ENSEMBLE : For musicians in their second year of playing or more

Overture Winds is a wind ensemble that provides a progressive and accelerated opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion musicians in their second year of playing and above. Instruction focuses on teaching ensemble skills such as tone production and quality, musicianship, blend, balance, rhythm and sightreading as part of an ensemble. Musicians will enhance their ability to follow the conductor, play together, and achieve group intonation as well as section cohesion. Conductor: Chris Lea Rehearsals: Sundays, 3:15 – 5:00pm in Balboa Park Tuition Cost: $700 Age Requirement: Ages 8 – 17 Grade Requirement: 3rd grade – 12th grade SIGN UP for SDYS
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