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Chamber Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles

Pilot Program:
String Chamber Music

Rehearses Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Walker Elementary School. This chamber music program will be tailored to accommodate a variety of student ages and levels ranging from middle school to high school. Current members of the Evans Orchestra and Youth Symphony are welcome to join with no audition. New members, not currently enrolled in a YOCVA program are also welcome to join with no audition required. In order to join, students should be able to meet at least the skill level requirement for Evans orchestra (comfort with 3 octave scales, shifting in higher positions, and roughly the level of Suzuki book 3 or 4).

How it works: All members will meet as a string chamber orchestra. Members will learn string orchestra and string quartet (or quintet) repertoire together as a large group ensemble. Repertoire will be chosen according to the overall age(s) and skill levels of the students involved. All members will learn at least one string orchestra piece to be performed as an un-conducted chamber ensemble. Together, members will also rehearse string quartet and/or quintet repertoire. Student Quartets and Quintets will participate in break-out rehearsals during the allotted rehearsal day/time (listed above) and coached by guest string instructors. Members will have the option to play in both or either, the un-conducted string chamber orchestra and small ensemble recital performances.

Program Start and End dates: Tuesday November 30 – Tuesday February 22

Performances: Friday February 25 & Saturday February 26 Time and Location TBA

Instructor(s):

  • Megan Gray, Lead Coach

  • Additional guest coaches will be brought in guide break-out ensemble rehearsals.

Program Tuition Fee: $250. (The $50 multi-ensemble discount will apply to students currently enrolled in another YOCVA program)

Flute Ensemble

Flute Ensemble rehearses Thursdays 7:00-8:15 at Charlottesville Day School. This award-winning ensemble develops beginning and advanced flute players of all ages and offers opportunities for performance in YOCVA concerts and community events. 

Instructor: Angela Kelly, Director

Annual Tuition Fee Flute Ensemble: $375

Click here flute ensemble audition requirements.

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