Classes and ensembles for foundational level musicians
Debut Classes and Ensembles are SDYS’ entry-level group instruction focusing on beginning ensemble techniques. These classes are provided for students who have played an orchestral instrument for one or two years and are preparing to participate in a full ensemble.
Prelude Strings is a beginning strings class for violin, viola, cello, and bass students with little or no experience on a string instrument. This is an entry-level class for students to learn the fundamental skills of instrument techniques. Classes are offered based on minimum enrollment.
Debut Strings, conducted by Mr. Anthony Do-Hoon Kim, is an ensemble with group instruction for students playing violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will focus on instrument techniques, develop sight-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. The ensemble is offered based on minimum enrollment.
Debut Winds, conducted by Mr. Chris Lea, 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, develop 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. The ensemble is offered based on minimum enrollment.
I wasn’t really a musician. I thought I would do sports, but after a while it felt good and I felt happy that I was learning to play music.