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Now in its 17th year, CSA Sinfonia began as a middle school string ensemble, CMS Strings, in 1993, and was directed by the late Arthur Montzka. Linc Smelser became director in 1996 and in 1999, the ensemble became a full orchestra. CSA Sinfonia's reunion concert in December 2013 attracted 100 performers.
String, wind, brass, and percussion players! Here's your chance to play original masterpieces by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven, as well as music from the 20th century, including popular music classics by Led Zeppelin and the Beatles. The music is fun and challenging.
The second rehearsal in spring is open to any high school musician who would like to experince the orchestra – for free! Members of the group are encouraged to bring a friend that day, but anyone is welcome to attend this rehearsal. There’s no fee and no obligation.
This annual competition is for musicians who are 18 years old or younger and who live within a 75-mile radius of DeKalb. Players are expected to perform one memorized movement of a standard concerto or work with orchestral accompaniment. Competitors need not be in the CSA Sinfonia. Winners may not compete again on the same instrument. Details and application forms are available online and in the office. The winner receives a prize of $200 and performs the concerto with the orchestra at the February concert.