String City Orchestra

String City Orchestra is an advanced chamber orchestra that gives students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with other fine young musicians. The program provides a level of training that enables young string players to master challenging repertoire as well as a rewarding experience playing with others. Students are required to study privately or receive a recommendation from their music teacher in order to participate. The students will be exposed to a wide range of orchestral literature from classical to contemporary and popular music. Musicians attend weekly individual
lessons, weekly chamber ensemble sessions, sectional rehearsals and participate in a least four community performances throughout the year. New this year, students will mentor Springfield string students involved in our many community partnership programs.

Marty Knieriem, Instructor
Ages 12-18
Tuesdays 5:15-6:30pm
Audition required

Free honors ensemble based on eligibility. To determine eligibility please fill out the registration form.
Registration fee: $50 for new students, $40 for returning students.

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About the Director

Marty Knieriem, violin, viola; Chair of CMSS String Department; Director of String City and City Sounds Chamber
Orchestras, received her B.M. from the University of North Carolina, attended the Eastman School of Music and completed
her Master’s Degree in Viola Performance at Ithaca College. In 1991 Marty joined CMSS as instructor of Suzuki and
traditional violin and viola. She is a member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.