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Strings: Ensembles (Ages 4-17)

Strings: Ensembles (Ages 4-17)
Strings Ensembles
  • Available:  January 11, 2020 - May 1, 2020
  • Instructor:  RCS Faculty
  • Discipline:  Strings, Cello, Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Suzuki Cello, Suzuki Violin
  • Course Type:  Large Ensembles, Small Ensembles, Suzuki Strings (MEPlus)
  • Student Type:  School Aged (4-17)
  • Difficulty:  Beginner, Intermediate

Course Description

RCS students can participate in chamber ensembles and orchestra in addition to their private lessons and theory studies. Ensemble placements are by audition as recommended by the student's teacher.


RCS Preparatory Orchestra

Beginner Preparatory Orchestra introduces children to the basics of orchestra playing in a fun and friendly environment. Open to violin, viola, cello, and bass from RCME grades 1-2 or middle Suzuki book 1 - 3. Students should have at least one year's playing experience on their instrument to participate - or placement by audition.


RCS Concert Orchestra

RCS Concert Orchestra builds on the skills learned in Preparatory Orchestra to improve ensemble listening skills and develop the ability to perform four-part harmonies, rhythm conversation between sections and ensemble listening skills. Open to violin, viola, cello and bass from RCME grades 3-5 or Suzuki book 3-5. Students should have at least 1 year orchestra playing experience with the ability to read notes comfortably to participate - or placement by audition.


RCS Chamber Orchestra

RCS's Chamber Orchestra focuses on melodic and harmonic development in major and minor keys, syncopation, complex rhythm conversation between sections and advancement of ensemble listening skills. Open to violin, viola, cello and bass from Royal Conservatory Level 6+ or Suzuki book 6 - 10. Students should have at least 2 years orchestral playing experience with one of those years in the RCS Concert Orchestra to participate - or placement by audition.


RCS Senior Orchestra

String Ensembles at RCS

Ensemble Name Suzuki Level Day of Week & Time Instructor(s) Tuition
RCS Preparatory Orchestra Books 1-2 Saturdays
11:45am-12:45pm
Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom $289 REGISTER
RCS Concert Orchestra Books 3-5 Saturdays
12:45-1:45pm
Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom $289 REGISTER
RCS Chamber Orchestra Books 6-10 Saturdays
4:00-5:30pm
Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom $379 REGISTER
RCS Senior Orchestra Advanced Saturdays
5:45-6:45pm
Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom $289 REGISTER