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  • Orchestra | CIM@HOME

    January 28, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Celebrating the 75th Birthday of Margaret Brouwer

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Michael Adelson, guest conductor
    Margaret Brouwer, guest composer

  • Faculty Recital

    January 30, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Winter Dreams
    A Celebration of Russian chamber music

    Annie Fullard, violin
    Peter Salaff, violin
    Kevin Smith, violin, student artist
    Jeffrey Irvine, viola
    Aaron Mossburg, viola, student artist
    Chloé Thominet, viola, student artist
    Tanya Ell, cello, guest artist
    Hannah Moses, cello, student artist
    Keith Robinson, cello, guest artist
    Sharon Robinson, cello
    Dong-Wan Ha, piano, student artist

  • Chamber Music Master Class

    February 2, 2015, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    THE ART OF ENGAGEMENT

    Join the Cavani String Quartet and members of the chamber music faculty in a dynamic performance and discussion of the rehearsal process as well as public presentation techniques for engaging, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.

The Preparatory Orchestra, conducted by Donna Jelen, is the perfect place for intermediate string players looking to develop mature orchestral skills.

The repertoire of Preparatory Orchestra presents exciting technical and musical challenges for the advancing string player. Students in Preparatory Orchestra continue to develop essential orchestral skills while incorporating a wide variety of bowing, fingering and rhythmic patterns and exploring a full palette of musical expression.

Students should be comfortable sight reading and performing music in Major and minor keys up to four sharps or flats and should be adept with beat subdivisions and combinations. Students enrolled in Preparatory Orchestra are expected to participate in their school music programs. The orchestra performs at the end of each semester with the other Preparatory division orchestras.

Orchestra Schedules

You can download this year's orchestra calendars below:


Preparatory Orchestra Auditions

Audition requirements are as follows:

  • Scales - Students must be prepared to play one 3 octave scale, as well as the conductor's choice of any two octave major scale from 3 sharps to 3 flats and their parallel minor.
  • Solo Piece - Select and prepare a piece that demonstrates a range of techniques (i.e. shifting, spiccato, martele, vibrato). The piece should be performance-ready and agreed upon with the private teacher.
  • Note Reading - A short selection of sight reading (with shifting) will be provided to each student during the audition.

You can download the Audition Requirements PDF for a full list of orchestra requirements, or the Preparatory Orchestra Audition Application PDF for more detailed information.


Absence & Tardiness Policies

Students enrolled in Beginning Orchestra are expected to participate in their school music programs. The orchestra performs at the end of each semester with the Preparatory division orchestras.

Absence Policies >

Tardiness: Latecomers are a disruption to the rehearsal. If a student arrives to a rehearsal after it has begun, they will be tuned outside of the rehearsal area and seated in the back of the section for the duration of the rehearsal.

Excessive tardiness and/or absences may result in a permanent change of seating.