AIFEC String Ensemble

String Ensemble Rehearses at The Gasworks

This program is for those who are interested in playing in a classical string ensemble.  If you have been playing the violin, viola or cello for at least 2 years and are looking to expand your instrumental skills and learn to play in a group setting, this program is for you. The string ensemble is fun, engaging and educational. We strive to create a supportive environment for students who would like to be part of a unique musical community. In order to find the most suitable placement, our instructors set up a short presentation time; Students will be asked to play a piece of their choice. Depending on demand, String Ensemble is broken into trios and quartets based on age and skill level.

Why join a classical string ensemble?

Playing in an ensemble equips students with important skills such as collaboration, focus, respect, discipline and confidence. Being a part of a musical community such as this develops greater music sensitivity, creative thinking, builds social skills and character. Unlike playing solo, being part of a bigger group develops the unique ability of polyphonic hearing. Being a part of any musical ensemble gives students opportunities to meet new friends and develop long lasting friendships, a sense of belonging, as well as a greater satisfaction through team work. Collaborating with others ignites passion for music and performance.

Open to: Ages 8 – 16 with 2 or more years of experience on violin, viola or cello.

Cost: $360 per year (Scholarships available for families in need)

Commitment: Tuesday evenings, October – June

Click here to inquire about joining String Ensemble.

Learning Goals

● Rehearse weekly in a formal classical ensemble

● Build technical proficiency under the instruction of classically trained instructors

● Learn to follow a conductor and control dynamics

● Explore pieces in baroque, classical and romantic styles

● Meet other students, make new friends, and have fun!