Youth String Camerata

The Youth String Camerata, led by conductor Marcia Ferritto, provides an opportunity for advanced students to experience the excitement and challenge of rehearsing and performing music in the intimate setting of a chamber ensemble. The group is limited in size for this purpose.

The students are introduced to the study and performance of works of varying styles. Each piece of music draws on the entire spectrum of skill of the individual player and of the group as a whole.

Orchestra Schedules

You can download this year's orchestra calendars below:

Auditions

Auditions are required. Auditions for Youth String Camerata will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. THERE WILL BE NO FALL AUDITIONS. Audition requirements are as follows:

  • Scales/Arpeggios: Violins, violas and cellos should be prepared to play a 3-octave major and parallel melodic minor scale of their choice from keys up to 3 sharps or 3 flats. (Requirement for bass is a 2-octave scale). Scales are to be prepared in whole bow slurs, 4 notes to a bow, 6 notes to a bow and 8 notes to a bow. Demonstration of martele, spiccato and sautille strokes will be asked. The student may be asked to play a 2-octave arpeggio (major/minor diminished and dominant 7).

  • Solo Piece:A movement of a concerto or a single solo piece that shows a range of technical and musical skills.

  • Prepared Excerpt: The following excerpts are provided for each student:

  • Sight Reading: A brief selection of sight-reading will be given to each student during the audition.

You can download the Audition Requirements PDF for a full list of orchestra requirements and required excerpts, or the Youth String Camerata Audition Application PDF for more detailed information.

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Guidelines for 2013-2014

Preparatory and Continuing Education

Sandra Shapiro

Dean, Preparatory and Continuing Education

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 252

e. sxs131@case.edu

Mary Ann Grof-Neiman

Program Administrator

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 371

e. mag52@cim.edu

Anna Gibas

Registrar

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 253

e. awg33@cim.edu

Van Parker

Preparatory Assistant

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 590

Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Building hours may differ; check concert listings for performance times.

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