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  • Preparatory: Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Concert

    May 3, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School Performing Arts Center, 6380 Mill Rd., Broadview Heights

    Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Symphonic Winds
    Melissa Lichtler
    , conductor
  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    May 4, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art Galleries, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

    Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Case Western Reserve University Music Department. Students from CIM and the CWRU early music program present a wide range of repertoire on this series of early evening performances.
  • Preparatory: Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Concert

    May 4, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School Performing Arts Center, 6380 Mill Rd., Broadview Heights

    Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Concert Winds
    Daniel Crain
    , conductor

April 30 Orchestras Concert: Important Information

Green Rooms

In order to keep the hall and traffic paths clear, we will be keeping the performance hall clear of instrument cases, coats and other items. We will be providing a green room for students to leave their belongings. The room will be 217. Students should leave coats and cases in this room before going to their dress rehearsal in Kulas. This room will be available from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm to safely secure cases and coats. Audience members will be allowed in the hall 30 minutes prior to the start of the concert, but not during the dress rehearsals.

Dress Rehearsal and Concert Start Time

Dress rehearsals on Dec 12 will be as follows:
  8:30-9:10 am Beginning Orchestra Dress Rehearsal
  9:25-10:05 am Preparatory Orchestra Dress Rehearsal
  10:20-11:00 am Youth String Camerata Dress Rehearsal
  11:30 am Concert

Dress for the concerts is white shirt/blouse, dark skirt or dress slacks, black shoes and socks.

The concert should conclude around 1:00 pm.

Video and Audio Recording

We do not allow the use of cameras and recording devices in the hall during the concert. CIM does have a written policy strictly prohibiting the use of cameras and recording devices. In lieu of this policy, CIM will be video-taping the orchestra concert in April. The CD/DVD order form includes this option to purchase a professional DVD recording and will be available on the day of the concert.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the Prep office at 216-791-5000.


Musicians flourish when they play together and gain from the experience of others. Participation in an ensemble not only strengthens the individual's playing ability, but students improve their performance level in their school music programs.

This orchestra, conducted by Brian Thornton, is open to young string players who seek a fun and educational ensemble experience.

Little or no ensemble experience is needed to participate in the Beginning Orchestra. Students in Beginning Orchestra develop skills such as counting independently, executing orchestral bowings, watching the conductor and blending with the other musicians in the group.

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

Beginning Orchestra Auditions

Auditions are required. Auditions for Beginning Orchestra will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. THERE WILL BE NO FALL AUDITIONS. Audition requirements are as follows:

  • Scales — Students must be prepared to play 1 to 2 octaves of the following scales: A major, D major, G major, F Major and C major.
  • Solo Piece — The prepared piece must be performance-ready and agreed upon by the student and his/her teacher. Beginning Orchestra candidates should be studying music from Suzuki Book 3 (or the equivalent) in their private lessons.
  • Note Reading — Students should have at least an elementary knowledge of reading music notation for their instrument. This includes accurate half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note and dotted rhythms and notation for notes on all four strings. A short portion of sight-reading will be provided by the conductor during the audition.

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

Orchestra Schedules

You can download this year's orchestra calendars below:


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.