VYMA Beginning String Orchestra
In this entry-level orchestral program, students learn the basics of string ensemble playing and how to prepare for performance and work with a conductor in a nurturing and musically exciting environment.
How: Program consists of rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals are weekly and include sectional coaching by experienced and accomplished professional musicians and full rehearsal under the direction of Samvel Chilingarian. Performances include 2 public concerts per year and optional community playing opportunities.
Who: Beginning string players, aged 7-13. Minimum requirement is one year of private lessons continued throughout participation in VYMA. Auditions are for the purpose of placement only, and are conducted with the same encouraging teaching style that characterizes VYMA rehearsals.
Auditions: Generally May, Aug and Jan — or by appointment with Artistic Director. Phone (818) 383-4677 to arrange.
When:Two 14-week sessions. Weekly rehearsals are Tuesdays 5:30-7:15 p.m., September to June.
Tuition: $430 per semester. Limited scholarships available.