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August 26th 4:00 - 7:00 pm
11/11  Colorado Composers Celebration
12/9 Community Outreach
2/24  Chamber Music Recital
5/19 Music Around the World

Colorado School of Strings Youth Orchestras


Join us this year for the 2018-2019 Season of the Colorado School of Strings Youth Orchestras!  The mission of this group is to provide high quality, inspiring string education to enhance a well rounded musical experience. Conducted by Kelly Benson, this ensemble will challenge and excite young musicians!

Concert Orchestra

This orchestra is open to string players looking to play orchestra repertoire and gain ensemble skills in a supportive, educational environment.  Students should be able to play at a beginning-intermediate level and feel comfortable with basic bow strokes, scales and note reading.  Students will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with advanced players to build their confidence and community within the orchestra.


Chamber Orchestra 

Chamber Orchestra gives advancing students the opportunity to play challenging repertoire while focusing on high level ensemble skills, leadership and teamwork. Students should be confident in note reading, basic finger patterns and be working towards developed shifting and vibrato.  


Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season will take place September 4th-14th.  Students need to prepare one scale and a piece showing their highest level of mastery.  They will also be asked to sight-read.  Please follow the link to sign up for an audition. 


Rehearsals will take place at the MCA Community Room at the Town Center. Concert orchestra will rehearse from 2:00-3:30 and Chamber Orchestra will rehearse from 3:00-5:00.  Students will only be allowed to miss one rehearsal per concert cycle.  


Rehearsals will be on the following dates:

September 16th

October 7th

October 28th

November 11th

December 7th

January 13th

February 3rd

February 24th

March 17th

April 7th

April 28th

May 19th


The cost to participate for the year is $300.  This includes all rehearsals, sectional coachings and concerts.