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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.

2019-2020 Registration is open!

You are now able to register for private lessons and classes, manage your account with CMSS, and more. It is our hope that this new process will ease the process of registration, payment, and billing for you and all the members of our community.

Register Online Today!

If you would like to take advantage of our early bird discount which waives the 2019-2020 registration fee of $50, you must re-register online with the new ASAP system before May 20th. Creating an account with ASAP in April will also earn families 5 entries in our “Share the Love of CMSS” raffle for a chance to win a free year of lessons!

We are committed to helping families through this transition to an online-based registration system. If you would like to use one of our computers or would like one of our registration team members to assist you in re-registering for fall 2019, please feel free to call us or visit CMSS at your convenience Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, or Friday 8am-7pm.