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  • Faculty Recital - CANCELLED

    October 21, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Tonight's concert has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Sharon Robinson
    , cello
    Anita Pontremoli, piano

  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Modernist II

    Shuai Wang, piano
    Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute
    Benjamin Chen, clarinet, guest artist
    Yun-Ting Lee, violin, guest artist
    Eric Wong, viola
    Daniel Pereira
    , cello
    Thomas Sherwood, percussion, guest artist

  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

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:

Absence & Tardiness Policies >

Practice & Performance Policies >

Guidelines for 2014-2015

CIM Youth String Camerata in concert