NIU Community School of the Arts - CSA Symphonette



CSA Symphonette does not meet in the summer.  It is expected to return in the fall.

  • Ages 8 -16
  • 24 Tuesdays, 4:45 - 5:55 p.m., Room 161, Music Building
  • Schedule:  September 24 - May 6, no rehearsals December 17 - February 4, March 25.  Final rehearsal in fall is on December 10.  Rehearsals resume in 2014 on February 11.
  • Come to the first-night picnic on September 24 at 6 p.m. in Annie's Woods. 
  • Concert: May 6, 6:00 p.m, Concert Hall
    Note:  On concert nights, the parking sign in the lot south of the Music Building (Lot 3) will be adjusted to allow free parking without a pass.
  • Director: Linc Smelser
  • Fee: $225 (annual)

Music comes alive for the players in this string ensemble. Players learn more about the basic elements of music theory, note reading, and rhythm comprehension. Play fun and challenging repertoire. Enjoy playing with other string players and gain the experience needed for CSA Sinfonia. This intermediate string orchestra is for students who have some ensemble experience. No auditions are required, but students are expected to be in Suzuki Books 3 or 4, or equivalent.

BRING A FRIEND DAY - The second rehearsals of the spring semester is open to any player who would like to experience the group - for free! Current members of Symphonette are encouraged to invite a friend that day, but anyone is welcome to attend this rehearsal. There’s no fee and no obligation. We hope you’ll come back the following week to register for the semester.