Opus One

Erin Barnard, Conductor

Opus One was formed in 2016 to meet the needs of young string players and provide an introductory ensemble experience. This orchestra has a strong emphasis on technique, incorporating instruction on fundamentals of playing string instruments as well as ensembles skills. The group will work on scales, shifting, and bowing in addition to work on blending in an ensemble, following a conductor, and working together as a section. Repertoire performed will range from early middle school through late middle school to early high school level repertoire (Class C – B). The ensemble rehearses from 8:30 am to 10:00 am on Saturdays. The opportunity will be valuable to all young musicians who are at the early stages of their studies of a string instrument. All string players as young as age 8 are encouraged to apply.

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