2017 Summer Classes

All group classes will be held at South Shore Elementary School. Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11 through August 17. All classes are $65*. All students will perform in a concert August 16 at Monteith Park.

Group Classes

Fiddle Class 9:00-9:45 am
Violins with 1+ yrs. experience.  Learn how to play fiddle music on your violin!  This music is lively and a ton of fun to play.

Viola Ensemble & Learn Viola 10:00-10:45 am
Violins with 2+ yrs. experience and existing violas.  Learn how to read alto clef and play in a viola-only orchestra.  Class fee includes viola rental.

Advanced Violin
11:00-11:45 am
Violins with 3+ yrs. experience and in orchestra (attention AYO violins!).  Techniques include 3rd and higher positions, introduction to vibrato.

Cello Ensemble
10:00-10:45 am
Cellos with 1+ yrs. Experience.  Cello groups are all the rage right now!  Be part of Albany’s first EVER youth cello orchestra!

Learn Bass
9:00-9:45 am
Cellos with 2+ yrs. experience (limit: 2 students).  Class fee includes bass rental.

Albany Summer Orchestra

Tuesdays 7-9 pm, Albany Senior Center (starts June 13)
For junior orchestra and chamber orchestra players. Play in an all-ages summer orchestra! Join players from the Albany String Orchestra and New Horizons WIllamette Valley Orchestra. We will be playing music from the movies and television and Broadway, as well as other pops music. Tuition is $50. Registration is through Albany Parks and Recreation. Your MVPS scholarship does not cover the summer orchestra; however, private scholarship funds are available. Please contact the conductor, Kim Collar, for more information.

Instrument Rental

Instruments are available for rental only to students registered in summer classes. Once you have registered, you will receive information about picking up your instrument before classes begin in July. Rates for the summer term are:

Violins $20*
Violas $0 (included in class tuition)
Cellos $40*
Basses $0 (included in class tuition)

*South Shore Elementary students and North Albany Elementary beginners have the use of school instruments for free.

*If you received a scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year, summer tuition and instrument rental is discounted 50%.

Questions?  E-mail info@albanystrings.org

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