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String Ensemble 

The Prelude Academy String Ensemble is an opportunity for the string students of Prelude Academy to study and perform orchestral music in a group setting. Students will develop skills in orchestra etiquette, technique, performance, and audition preparation. 


  • Students must be between the ages of 8-18 

  • Students must be current students of Prelude Academy of the Arts and referred by an instructor 

  • Students must prepare and perform an audition (details below)

  • Students must attend a scheduled audition and weekly rehearsals 


String ensemble tuition is an additional $20 added to the students’ monthly lesson tuition. This additional fee will not be charged until the first week of March and will only be charged through the month of May. Limited scholarships are available for students who qualify. 


Rehearsals will take place Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm at Prelude Academy of the Arts for approximately 50 minutes. Rehearsals begin February 28th and continue weekly through May 16th. We will not have rehearsal on March 14th. 


The string ensemble will perform for the Prelude Academy Spring Recital on May 21st, 2023 at 2:00pm. This recital will take place at the Dade City Woman's Club. 


Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 21st; students will sign up for a ten minute time slot between 6:00-7:30pm. The audition time sign-up sheet will be available in the lobby. Auditions will include: 


  1. Scales: 2 octave scales in G major and A major, 1 octave scale in D major

  2. Excerpt: Play the excerpt attached below for your instrument

  3. Sight-Reading: Students will be asked to sight read a short piece of music during the audition


Audition Excerpts can be found below:

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