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  • Preparatory: Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Concert

    May 2, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School Performing Arts Center, 6380 Mill Rd., Broadview Heights

    Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I
    Dr. Gary M. Ciepluch
    , conductor

  • 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.

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.


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