Civic Programs


SUMMER 2019 CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

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 + Informal Performance
Rehearsals will take place at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Traverse City, 222 Cass St. Please note: there will be no rehearsal on Tuesday, July 2 and the Tuesday July 9 rehearsal will be held at First Congregational Church in Traverse City (6105 Center Rd). 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.

Summer Civic 2019 Registration Form


CIVIC STRING ENSEMBLES

Directed by Lynne Tobin

Fall 2019: Tuesdays, September 17 – December 3

Winter 2020: Tuesdays, January 14 – March 17

PRELUDE

5:45 – 6:45pm
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.

SINFONIA

7.00 – 8.30pm
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.

Rehearsals
Rehearsals are scheduled weekly Tuesdays at Central United Methodist Church (222 Cass Street, Traverse City). Prelude rehearses from 5:45 – 6:45pm and Sinfonia from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Please arrive early to unpack and warm up, etc. 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.

Performances
Sinfonia and Prelude will present a combined concert at the end of each semester, at the First Congregational Church in Traverse City (6105 Center Road). All concerts are free and open to the public with a light reception to follow.

Fall 2019 Performance

7:00pm | Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Winter 2020 Performance

7:00pm | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Auditions for all ensembles
Auditions for the Fall 2019 semester will be held on Tuesday, September 10. Contact the Symphony office directly by e-mail or by phone at 231-947-7120 for more information.

Please prepare a scale and solo that demonstrates your highest level of playing. Returning members do not need to audition unless interested in moving from Prelude Strings to Sinfonia Strings, second violin to first violins within the same section, or auditioning for a principal section chair.

Registration
Registration will open in August 2019.

Tuition $125 per semester
Tuition fees are due at the beginning of the semester, and cover part of the costs of facility rental, purchasing music, professional coaching and other Civic-related costs.

Scholarships
A limited number of partial scholarships are available to students who apply and demonstrate a financial need to assist with tuition for these ensembles.


CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM

Coached by Steven K. Leonard

Fall 2019: Tuesdays, September 17 – November 26; Thursday, December 5

There will be no Winter 2020 session.

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 at the First Congregational Church in Traverse City (6105 Center Road). The concert is free and open to the public, with a light reception to follow.

Fall 2019 Performance

6:30pm | Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tuition $50 per semester
Tuition fees are due at the beginning of the semester. There are no scholarships available for this program.


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

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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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