Conducted by Donna Jelen, CIM's String Sinfonia Orchestra is open to young string players who seek a fun and educational ensemble environment.

Little or no previous ensemble experience is needed to participate. The orchestra performs at the end of each semester with the other Preparatory division orchestras.

Students should be comfortable performing music that is Grade 1 - 2.5 level; performing and sight-reading in the keys of A, D, G, C and F, as well as A, E and D Minor; and reading basic rhythms in simple and compound time signatures.

Students will learn to:

  • Count independently
  • Execute orchestral bowings
  • Watch the conductor
  • Blend with the other musicians in the group

At this time, we will not be holding fall auditions. If you have questions, contact Mary Ann Grof-Neiman at 216.791.5000 ext. 371.

Seating Auditions for Members of String Sinfonia

If you are a current member of the String Sinfonia, please note that seating auditions will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Please report to Room 217 for check-in, warm-up and tune-up. The first full rehearsal will be Saturday, September 1, 2018.

All rehearsals take place at CIM main campus—11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, 44106—in room 217 from 8:30-9:30am.

Music for the seating audition has been emailed. Please contact the Preparatory office for additional copies. Full schedules for the year will be available at the seating auditions and the first rehearsal.

Absence & Tardiness Policy

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.