Orchestras and Ensembles | Webster University

Orchestras and Ensembles

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

Now accepting requests for audition!  All auditions for the 20-21 academic year will be online.  Please see more information under each program.

The Community Music School's (CMS) orchestras and ensembles provide opportunities to participate in multiple performance programs. These programs are structured to enhance students’ skills beyond individual performance and to support the education process in school music programs.  CMS orchestras and ensembles meet during the academic year.


STRING ENSEMBLE 

String Ensemble Student
Average age: 7-10 years • Violin, Viola, Cello

This beginning-level ensemble for strings emphasizes reading skills. Members must have a thorough knowledge of first position and familiarity with letter names of notes and show good left and right hand playing positions.  Fall 2020 rehearsals will be online.

 

 

 


STRING ORCHESTRA 

String Orchestra Students
Average age: 9-14 years • Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
This intermediate-level string ensemble emphasizes music reading skills, understanding of ensemble playing technique, and experience playing repertoire more advanced than String Ensemble repertoire.

 

 


YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT ORCHESTRA

YPCO Student
Students through high school • Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp 
YPCO is the first full orchestra in the CMS system.

 

 

 


YOUNG PEOPLE'S SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

YPSO students
Students through high school • Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp
This full orchestra is the most advanced of the School's orchestras.

 

 


YOUNG PEOPLE'S ORCHESTRA PERCUSSION

Percussion Ensemble
Students through high school • All Percussion Instruments
Designed to complement both the Young People's Concert Orchestra (YPCO) and the Young People's Symphonic Orchestra (YPSO). It provides an opportunity for one-on-one and small group coaching, allowing students to excel in orchestral percussion techniques and instrumentation.

 

 


WEBSTER UNIVERSITY'S HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE

JazzStudents in grades 8-12 • Brass, Woodwind, and String instruments plus a rhythm section of Guitar, Vibraphone, Piano, Drum Set, Latin Percussion, and Bass (electric or acoustic). No vocal at this time. 
Webster University, well-known for its innovative jazz studies program offers a program for rising young jazz musicians to work on improvisation, ensemble interaction and personal musicianship.

Learn more about High School Jazz Ensemble

 


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Questions?  Call (314) 968-5939 or email cms@webster.edu