The Prelude Strings is the newest ensemble in the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras Orchestral Training Program.  2018-2019 was the inaugural season for the ensemble.   Eager string students, grades 1-5, will be auditioned for the new ensemble. The Prelude Strings ensemble rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings in the northeast valley receiving additional string technique instruction and ensemble experience in a fun and inviting group setting. Professional musicians are brought in periodically to coach sectionals.  Prelude Strings is a developmental ensemble for students to prepare them for musical advancement; giving them insight into the PYSO’s program.



Ensemble Fee



Tuesday evenings, 6:00-7:45 pm
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (4455 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley)

Current Chamber Music Program rehearsal location:
Open Door Fellowship Church
8301 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021


Brian Maurer

Ensemble Music Level of Difficulty: Performs literature mainly at levels 1-3.

Audition Components


Solo of your choice.


Specific scale requirement will be emailed shortly before your audition.

1-2 octave major scales up to three sharps and three flats.


Upon being selected to move forward, a sight-reading excerpt will be provided. This will require a second video audition.