Civic Programs


SUMMER CIVIC CHAMBER ENSEMBLE – Summer 2019
Directed by Lynne Tobin and Steven K. Leonard

Tuesdays, June 18 – August 6 (no rehearsal July 2)
7.00-8.15pm

The structure of the program will be an ensemble with members of all abilities, playing in a large group with no conductor.  The group is designed to be flexible and user-­friendly for adult and high school musicians who live in the Grand Traverse area during the spectacular summer months. Repertoire will be tailored to fit the membership of the ensemble, making it possible for the most advanced players to be challenged while those with less experience can also be included.

Rehearsals will take place at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Traverse City, 222 Cass St. The session will conclude with an informal performance on the day of the final rehearsal.

Tuition $125
Tuition fees cover part of the costs of facility rental, purchasing music, professional coaching and other Civic-related costs.

  • Tuition is due by June 4.
  • Payment made via credit card can be done online or by calling the Symphony office at 231-947-7120.
  • Checks made payable to the Traverse Symphony Orchestra can be mailed to the Symphony Office: 300 E. Front Street, Ste 230, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Summer Civic 2019 Registration Form

  • Registration must be made by May 28th.
  • Registration forms may be submitted via email or mailed to the Symphony office.

CIVIC SINFONIA STRINGS
Directed by Lynne Tobin

Sinfonia is 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. The semester ends with a free concert open to the public. Auditions for the Fall 2019 semester will be held in September. Please contact the Symphony office directly by e-mail or by phone at 231-947-7120 for more information.

Sinfonia rehearses Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm at Central United Methodist Church (222 Cass Street, Traverse City). Any weather-related rehearsal cancellations, will be posted on this website. Please be advised of our Snow Day Cancellation Policy: if TCAPS schools are closed due to weather, Civic members will also be sent an email at mid-day notifying them of rehearsal status.

Fall 2018 Performance:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 7 PM
First Congregational Church
6105 Center Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686

FREE admission!

Winter 2019 Performance:

Wednesday, March 20 2019 | 7 PM
City Opera House
106 E Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

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. Auditions for the Fall 2019 semester will be held in September. Please contact the Symphony office directly by e-mail or by phone at 231-947-7120 for more information.

Prelude rehearses Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm at Central United Methodist Church (222 Cass Street, Traverse City). Any weather-related rehearsal cancellations, will be posted on this website. Please be advised of our Snow Day Cancellation Policy: if TCAPS schools are closed due to weather, Civic members will also be sent an email at mid-day notifying them of rehearsal status.

Fall 2018 Performance:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 7 PM
First Congregational Church
6105 Center Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686

FREE admission!

Winter 2019 Performance:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 7 PM
City Opera House
106 E Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

FREE admission!


CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM
Coached by Steven K. Leonard

The Chamber Music Program is open to all Prelude and Sinfonia members as well as other interested amateur string musicians. Each musician will rehearse and be coached by TSO Associate Concertmaster Steven K. Leonard in a small group before or after the regular Civic rehearsal. The semester finishes with an informal chamber music concert.

Fall 2018 Performance:

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 6:30 PM
First Congregational Church
6105 Center Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686

FREE admission!

There will be no Winter 2019 session.


The Symphony is proud to welcome FIM Group as Education Programs Sponsor in the 2018-2019 Season!

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Education programs made possible in part by grants from the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundation, Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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