Dr. Kasia Bugaj| Sunday, 2:15-4:00 | $500 per year
Intermediate to advanced string students learn and refine upper-level skills such as spiccato and vibrato. Intermediate to advanced literature is emphasized. Students should be comfortable reading and playing music in first and third positions (with the addition of fourth position for cello, and one-half through fourth position for double bass). Students should also have mastered vibrato through the basic ranges of their instrument, and the production of a variety of dynamics and tone colors.
Comparable levels: ASTA grade level 2.5-3.5 or FOA CS string orchestra literature. More specific information is available here [link to document]
TYO Small Ensemble Programs
String Quartets | Woodwind Ensemble | Brass Ensemble | Percussion Ensemble |
Interested students at all levels are eligible to participate in small ensembles. String students indicate their interest during the registration process, and they will be placed in a group appropriate to their level. String ensembles participate in one Small Ensemble concert each semester and may participate in community events or full TYO concerts.
Woodwind, brass, and percussion students may participate in small ensembles led by their sectional coach. Students indicate their interest during the registration process. These ensembles participate in one Small Ensemble concert each semester and may participate in community events or full TYO concerts.
|Community Outreach Ensemble|
Students comfortable with ASTA grade level 4 material have the opportunity to participate in the Community Outreach Ensemble. This ensemble rehearses twice during each semester, and then performs in various venues throughout the community, including civic events and elder care facilities. Students who participate satisfactorily can receive community service hours. More information on this program is provided during the season.