Instrumental Music Scholars Education Program
Open to rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Fall of 2023)
Open to Players in all string sections
up to 3 players chosen per section
Minimal Rehearsal Time:
3-4 rehearsals on Thursday evenings, per concert (no weekly rehearsals)
Opportunity to perform side-by-side with adult players
Opportunity to play advanced orchestral music
All performances in Montgomery County
3 Concerts a year
All players receive a stipend at the end of the concert season
Major Scales: Perform major scales up to 4 flats and 4 sharps (3 octaves).
Repertoire: Play two contrasting movements of a concerto or sonata. One piece should be a technical movement and one slower or melodic movement.
Sight-Reading: You will be asked to sight-read a piece. Up to 15 measures.
CLICK HERE to register
Application Deadline: April 10
Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email to schedule your audition time.
Auditions dates and times:
Thursday, April 20: 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, April 27: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Calvary Methodist Church, 16 E Park Ave, Ambler, PA 19002
If accepted into the program, players will be REQUIRED to attend all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and concerts.
2023-2024 Concert Season:
Majestic Melodies: Concert featuring music with DAVID KIM, Concertmaster of Philadelphia Orchestra and the MCCO Orchestra.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, PA
Concert: Sunday, October 15 - 3:00pm
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, October 14th (9:00am-12:00pm)
Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12: 7:00-9:00pm - Calvary Methodist Church, Ambler PA
Festival of Carols : Concert with the MCCO Chorale and Orchestra
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale
Concert: Sunday, December 3 - 3:00pm
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, December 2 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 11/9, 11/16,11/30: 7:00-9:00pm - Calvary Methodist Church, Ambler PA
Spring Concert - Featuring Mendelssohn's rarely performed and exuberant Symphony No. 2 for Choir, Orchestra, and vocal soloists
Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center (TBD)
Concert: Sunday, April 14- 3:00pm or Sunday April 21 -3:00pm (Date will be determined when venue is solidified)
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday April 13 9:00am-12:00pm or Sunday, April 20 9:00am-12:00pm (Date will be determined when venue is solidified)
Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11: 7:00-9:00pm - Calvary Methodist Church, Ambler PA