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  • CIM@SEVERANCE

    September 21, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Severance Hall

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
    Carl Topilow, conductor
    Christianna Bates, viola, student artist
  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    October 5, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

    The popular series of monthly concerts in the galleries featuring young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the joint program with Case Western Reserve University’s early and baroque music programs enters its fifth season. Outstanding conservatory musicians present mixed programs of chamber music amid the museum’s collections for a unique and intimate experience—concerts regularly feature instruments from the museum’s keyboard collection.

    From standard repertoire to unknown gems, these early-evening, hour-long performances are a delightful after-work encounter or the start of a night out. Programs announced the week of the performance.

    Free, no tickets required. More information is available at: clevelandart.org

  • CIM@HOME: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 5, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    THE BOULEZ LEGACY
    Boulez the Conductor

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra 
    Steven Smith, guest conductor 
    Joela Jones, piano

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

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CIM Youth String Camerata in concert