Civic Ensembles
Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Grieg & Sibelius
Sunday, September 21 | 3 pm
Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Corson Auditorium, Interlochen

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Civic Chamber Strings, directed by Lynne Tobin

An advanced string orchestra open to instrumentalists of violin, viola, cello and bass, members must possess solid technical and music reading skills. Typical members will have studied a minimum of three years, have a private instructor and participate in performances at school, church or other community ensembles.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm, Central United Methodist Church, Traverse City

Winter Semester: January 14 - March 18

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Performances:

Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m.
City Opera House, downtown TC
Free admission
                      

Civic Prelude Strings, directed by Lynne Tobin

Prelude Strings members should have at least one year of instruction and have been introduced to note-reading prior to joining.

This ensemble may also be a great entry point for adult beginners or those who have been away from their instruments for a number of years.Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm, Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St., Traverse City

Winter Semester: January 14 - March 18

Download Schedule Here

Performances:

Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m.
City Opera House, downtown TC
Free admission
 

Civic Prelude and Chamber Ensemble Audition Information

String musicians interested in joining either orchestra are invited to attend auditions on Tuesday, September 10, beginning at 5 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, located at 222 Cass Street in Traverse City. Players may prepare a scale and piece of music that best demonstrates  their current level of playing.

Returning members do not need to audition unless interested in moving from Prelude Strings to Chamber Strings, second violin to first violins within the same section, or auditioning for a principal section chair. 

Please call the Symphony office at 231-947-7120 or e-mail Marketing Coordinator and Office Manager Kelsey Lauer at klauer@traversesymphony.org for more information on joining the Civic program.
 

Registration, Tuition and Scholarships

Civic Chamber Strings & Civic Prelude Strings tuition runs $100/semester or $200/year.

Tuition fees cover part of the costs of facility rental, purchasing music, professional coaching and other Civic-related costs. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to students who apply and demonstrate a financial need. For more information, e-mail klauer@traversesymphony.org or fill out an application form and e-mail to klauer@traversesymphony.org or mail it to 300 E. Front St., Ste. 230, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Tuition is payable online, with a check payable to the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, cash, or over the phone with a credit card.

Click here to download the winter registration form

Click here to download the scholarship application

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