NIU Community School of the Arts - CSA Symphonette


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  • Ages 8 -16
  • 24 Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Room 161, Music Building
  • Schedule:  September 22 - May 3, no rehearsals December 15 - January 26, March 15, and 29. Final rehearsal in fall is December 1.  Rehearsals resume in 2015 on February 2.
  • Come to the first-night picnic on September 22 at 6 p.m. in Annie's Woods, weather permitting, or Concert Hall lobby. 
  • Concerts: Click here for dates and times. 
    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: $230 (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 rehearsal of the spring semester, February 9, 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.