Strings Chamber Ensembles
Our Chamber Ensembles program provides a structured coaching, rehearsal, and performance experience that facilitates high-level chamber music collaboration among students.
Participants learn how to be independent musicians while working with their peers to foster cooperation and teamwork. The experience is pedagogically sequenced to fit the playing levels of all participants and students are grouped by playing level and age. Omaha Conservatory Chamber Ensembles will have the opportunity to work with guest chamber music clinicians. Students prepare repertoire for class recitals. Additional coachings and performance opportunities may be offered.
Strings Chamber Ensembles includes 30 minutes of coaching back to back with a 30-minute rehearsal room reservation (in the same coaching space). Students will be placed in an ensemble based on their playing level, as determined by the audition. Requests to be in a group with a friend or friends will be considered, but may or may not be honored.
Strings (ages 8-18): Fridays, 4:30–5:30 PM
- Strings: Starts on September 15, and runs 24 weeks annually (12 week semesters)
- Receive a discount of $25 for each additional class taken at the same time (excludes Explorers & Sprouts classes). Other exclusions may apply
Strings Prerequisites: Experience at Suzuki Book 4 and up or equivalent playing level.
Audition Information: This is an auditioned ensemble that requires a placement video. When you apply, we will contact you about submitting a placement video. Record a video of yourself playing your most polished piece. Upload it as an unlisted YouTube video or Google Drive file, so you can share the link to your video in the Audition form. If you need help with this step email firstname.lastname@example.org
Instrument provided? No – student must provide instrument
We reserve the right to cancel classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirement, in which case tuition and fees will be refunded. Details about our refund and other policies are located HERE.
Students will learn:
- How to rehearse effectively as an ensemble
- How to be sensitive to other musicians
- Development of musical independence & leadership skills
- How to refine interpretation of a piece of music
- A broader understanding of chamber music as a whole and its historical significance
- Student’s are expected to learn music (notes/rhythms) outside of class so that class time can be spent working on artistry and ensemble work.
- By the 3rd class students should be able to play independantly all the way through the assigned pieces
- Class attendance is very important and mandatory in order to participate in Chamber Ensembles. Students must be present for at least 9 of the rehearsals and the concert. (This allows for only 2 absences in a semester, including illness.).