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LSYO ENSEMBLES

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Philharmonic is a full symphonic orchestra composed of the most talented and accomplished young brass, wind, string, and percussion musicians in Loudoun County and surrounding areas. Members of the Philharmonic rehearse and perform professional-level standard orchestral repertoire from all musical eras.

 

It is recommended that musicians in this ensemble have at least 4 years of private instruction and 3 years of experience in an ensemble. Learn more about recommended proficiencies here.​

 

Past repertoire has included:

Philharmonic Orchestra
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Symphonic Orchestra rehearses and performs grade 4 and higher orchestral music from all musical eras. This orchestra is the first introduction to a full symphonic experience for most performers. Along with string musicians, wind, brass, and percussion players are trained on ensemble playing techniques that may not be included in their middle and high school experience.

It is recommended that musicians of this ensemble should have at least 4 years of private instruction and 2 years of experience in an ensemble. Learn more about recommended proficiencies here.​

Past repertoire has included:

Symphonic Orchestra
Samantha Oakley, Interim Conductor
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LSYO String Orchestra typically rehearses and performs VBODA grade level 3 string orchestra music from all musical eras. Members of the string orchestra continue to focus on building skills required for successful ensemble rehearsal and performance including but not limited to refining beginning shifting and bowing techniques, balancing with other orchestra members, and following a conductor. Learn more about recommended proficiencies here.​

Past repertoire has included:

String Orchestra
Robby Carroll, Conductor
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Prelude Strings gives musicians who are new to the ensemble experience a place to build their skills with a professional LSYO Conductor. The focus will be on developing the foundational skills required for successful ensemble rehearsal and performance. Members will learn to follow a professional conductor, improve notation reading skills, balance with other orchestra members, and refine their bowing techniques. Learn more about recommended proficiencies here.​

 

Requirements:

  • Musicians are expected to have one year of private instruction or ensemble experience

  • Musicians should be comfortable reading and playing from basic music notation in the keys of D, G, and C Major without letter names written under notes

  • Ability level should be at Suzuki Book 1-2 or equivalent

Prelude Strings
Sarah Geiger, Conductor
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