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Instrumental Music Scholars Education Program

Program Highlights

  • Open to rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Fall of 2024)

  • Open to players in all string sections

  • Highly Selective:

    • 2-3 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: May 24

Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email to schedule your audition time.

Auditions dates and times:

Thursday, May 30: 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, June 6: 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.


2024-2025 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 6 - 3:00 pm

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, October 5th (9:00am-12:00pm)

*Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3: 7:00-9:00p m - Wissahickon Middle School

Festival of Carols: Concert with the MCCO Chorale and Orchestra

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale

Concerts: Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th - 3:00 pm

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, December 6th - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

*Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 11/14, 11/21: 7:00-9:00 pm - Wissahickon Middle School

Spring Concert: Concert with the MCCO Chorale and Orchestra

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale

Concert: Sunday, April 6 - 3:00 pm

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday April 5 9:00 am-12:00 pm

*Thursday Evening Rehearsals: 3/20, 3/27, 4/3: 7:00-9:00 pm - Wissahickon Middle School

*Rehearsal dates are subject to change

New This Season!!

Scholars will have an opportunity to perform in the scholars-only recital at the end of the season, and possibly other performing opportunities throughout the year.

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