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ORCHESTRAS

Music is meant to be shared.

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When music is learned in community with others, it fosters growth in empathy, social skills, and musicality.

STRING ORCHESTRAS SCHEDULE

Dates, times, and prices listed are for the 2022-2023 session

Term Dates: September 6, 2022 - June 5, 2023 (inclusive)

Pre-Orchestra

(RCM 1/Suzuki Book 1-2)

Students are introduced to 2nd and 3rd positions and basic shifting. Technique includes scales and arpeggios from RCM Grade 2.

 

Repertoire focuses on a successful completion of the Bach Minuets, introductory pieces in Book 2 and multiple-part chamber music.

 

Objectives include reading and ensemble skills in preparation for the Junior Orchestra.

BLOOR Location: Mondays 5:30-6:30pm (60 min)

  • Tuition: $832

DANFORTH Location: Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm (45 min)

  • Tuition: $702

Junior Orchestra

(RCM 2-4/Suzuki Book 2-3)

An orchestra environment introduces students to an ensemble setting where they are assigned parts, read from music and follow a conductor for expressive details such as dynamics, tempo, balance and cuing.

 

Students develop technical, creative and social skills through repertoire ranging from pop to classical, and are also introduced to composition and improvisation.

 

Young string players learn how to prepare repertoire at home to come to rehearsal prepared. 

BLOOR Location: Mondays 6:30-7:30pm (60 min)

  • Tuition: $832

DANFORTH Location: Tuesdays 7:15-8:00pm (45 min)

  • Tuition: $704

Intermediate Orchestra

(RCM 5-7/Suzuki Book 4-6)

The Intermediate Orchestra focuses on repertoire from the Baroque and Classical eras (Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart) to contemporary and pop music, concentrating on the differences in performance style.

 

Students build excellent critical listening skills, learn rehearsal techniques, and seasoned players are given opportunities to lead their sections.

 

Parts are assigned in advance of the first rehearsal and students are expected to learn their music and listen to recordings by the first rehearsal. 

BLOOR Location: Tuesdays 5:45-7:00pm (75 min)

  • Tuition: $992

    • Note: This ensemble is only offered at our Bloor Location during the 2022-2023 session

Senior Orchestra


Senior Orchestra will not be offered during the 2022-2023 session.