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Instrumental Music Scholars Education Program

Program Highlights

  • Open to rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Fall of 2023)

  • Open to Players in all string sections

  • Highly Selective:

    • 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

Audition Requirements

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

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