Education & Engagement

String Sinfonietta

_MG_0293Entry-Level Strings
Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass
Rehearsals:  Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm

Christie-Jo Adams, conductor
Instructional Specialist for Fine Arts, Richmond Public Schools
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String Sinfonietta is the entry-level string ensemble of the youth orchestra program. Unlike the other ensembles in the YOP, there is no audition requirement for Sinfonietta. In this ensemble, students learn the basics of playing in an orchestra. They learn about their section within the orchestra, and their role within the section. Students learn to watch and follow a conductor, and how to listen to other sections in the orchestra. Above all, the young musicians in String Sinfonietta learn the joy of making music with others.

Interested in joining String Sinfonietta?  Complete the inquiry form.
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Entrance Requirements

NO formal Audition required, however successful students will have mastery over the following requirements.

Scale Requirements
All Strings: G, D, & C major, 2 octaves preferred (Bass=1 octave)

Fundamental Requirements
All Strings: First position notes on all 4 strings
Violins: some basic 3rd position on the E string
Cellos: some basic 2½ and 3rd position on the A string
Basses: some basic 2½ and 3rd position on the G string (high C/D area)

Notation knowledge
Eighth, quarter, half & whole notes, dotted rhythms
Time signatures: 4/4 & 3/4 time
All strings must be able to play 2-note slurs