Conducted by Donna Jelen, CIM's String Sinfonia Orchestra (formerly Beginning 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.

Learn to

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

If you have questions, contact Mary Ann Grof-Neiman at 216.791.5000 ext. 371.

Members of String Sinfonia and Preparatory Orchestras 

The first full rehearsal for both String Sinfonia and Preparatory orchestras will be Saturday, September 2, 2017

All rehearsals take place at CIM-Main campus: 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, 44106 

String Sinfonia – Room 217 – 8:30 am-9:30 am 
Preparatory Orchestra – Kulas stage – 11:15 am-12:30 pm