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  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.
  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Jason Vieaux, guitar


  • Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

    June 4, 2016, 12:00 am
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music presents the 16th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival at the Institute. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, premieres, master classes, lectures and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.

The Youth String Camerata, led by conductor Marcia Ferritto, provides an opportunity for advanced students to experience the excitement and challenge of rehearsing and performing music in the intimate setting of a chamber ensemble. The group is limited in size for this purpose.

The students are introduced to the study and performance of works of varying styles. Each piece of music draws on the entire spectrum of skill of the individual player and of the group as a whole.

Youth String Camerata Auditions

Auditions are required. Auditions for Youth String Camerata will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. THERE WILL BE NO FALL AUDITIONS. Audition requirements are as follows:

  • Scales/Arpeggios — Violins, violas and cellos should be prepared to play a 3-octave major and parallel melodic minor scale of their choice from keys up to 3 sharps or 3 flats. (Requirement for bass is a 2-octave scale). Demonstration of martele, spiccato and sautille strokes will be asked. The student may be asked to play a 2-octave arpeggio.
  • Solo Piece — A movement of a concerto or a single solo piece that shows a range of technical and musical skills.
  • Prepared Excerpt — The following excerpts are provided for each student:
  • Sight Reading — A brief selection of sight-reading will be given to each student during the audition.

You can download the Audition Requirements for a full list of orchestra requirements and required excerpts, or the Youth String Camerata Audition Application for more detailed information.

Orchestra Schedules

You can download this year's orchestra calendars below:


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CIM Youth String Camerata in concert