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.

Grades

1-5

Ensemble Fee

$485

Rehearsals

Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:45 pm

Central High School
4525 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Conductor

Maurine Fleming

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

Audition Window Closed

The 1st and 2nd Round Entrance Audition windows are closed. We are accepting ongoing audition applications on a case-by-case basis. Please visit our Contact page and choose “Auditions”.

Audition Components

Solo

Please perform a total of 3:00 minutes of music from the work of your choice. Please keep in mind the Ensemble Music Level of Difficulty when selecting your piece.

Scales and Sight Reading

Specific scale and sight reading requirements will be emailed.

Don’t neglect practicing sight reading pieces you are unfamiliar with to help prepare for this part of the audition.

Best of luck in your preparation, always start slow and work with a metronome!!

Questions?

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Maurine Fleming

Maurine Fleming

Conductor, Prelude Strings

Maurine Fleming has served as the String Music Director for Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley for the past 16 years. Throughout her time as an educator she has worked with students from elementary through 12th grade at a variety of schools including Pueblo Middle School, Aprende Middle School, and Broadmore Elementary. Alongside her teaching career she has performed as a substitute Cellist for the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera. Throughout her career with the Cello she has performed with artists like George Burns, Ray Charles, Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis and Smokey Robinson. She holds degrees from Arizona State University and Mannes College of Music in New York City.

Entrance Audition Application

Audition Window Closed

The 1st and 2nd Round Entrance Audition windows are closed. We are accepting ongoing audition applications on a case-by-case basis. Please visit our Contact page and choose “Auditions”.

Interested? Want to learn more about this ensemble?

If you are interested in Prelude Strings and would like more information or have questions, please click the “Learn More!” button below to let us know you are interested and we will contact you soon.

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