Concertino & Camerata


EPSA offers 3 auditioned youth orchestras (Intermezzo, Concertino & Camerata) during the school year.  Students are placed in an orchestra based on age and ability.  Students should register for the orchestra based on their grade.  However, if a younger student is ready to play more advanced literature, they will be offered a spot in one of the more advanced orchestras.  See below for audition information.  

Concertino - Audition Requirements
A string orchestra for intermediate to advanced string students. This orchestra will focus on literature selected string orchestra repertoire and a variety of pops music.  (Typical Grades 7-12)  Note: High School Students that have recently switched or started  a string instrument are encouraged to register as music will be re-written to the students ability if needed.  Most students are playing in Late Suzuki Book 3 and up.  

Camerata - Audition Requirements
A student/alumni run string orchestra for advanced string students and EPSA Alums. This will be conductorless group the majority of the time and students in this group should be willing to take an active part in the rehearsal process.  This orchestra will focus on literature selected from standard string orchestra repertoire. Dedicated students will be given a chance to solo with the orchestra  (Grades 7-12) 

Date/Time: Concertino: Sunday, 6:00 - 7:30
                    Camerata: Sundays 5:00 - 7:30 

Location: Immanual Lutheran Church (16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie)

Registration/Tuition Form:  Concertino: Starting at $595, Camerata: Starting at $645, Alumni $50
Tuition includes weekly class/rehearsal, all music, a minimum of 4 concerts, and 20th anniversary t-shirt.  Students are responsible for providing their own instrument and folding music stand that needs to be brought to each class/rehearsal

Smart Music:  Smart Music is an amazing practice tool that EPSA strongly encourages all students to use to help with at home practice.  Smartmusic can be used on a PC, MAC and iPad.  

Concertino & Camerata Rehearsal/Concert Dates 2017-2018

September 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, (11/19 Concert, 11/26 off)
December 3, 10 (12/17 Cantata Performance)
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 11, 25 (2/4 Concert, 2/18 off)
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 8, 15, 22 (4/1 off, 4/29 Concert)
May 6 Concert


Concertino & Camerata Formal Concerts:
Winter Festival - Sunday, November 19 - 4:00PM
Cantata Performance with Immanual Lutheran Choir - Sunday, December 17 - 9:15AM
Mall of America Holiday Concert - TBA
Thank You Service for Immanual Lutheran - February 4 - 9:15AM
Spring Festival - Sunday, April 29 - 4:00PM
AKC World Team Tryouts - Burnsville, MN  - Sunday, May 6 - 7:30AM - 11:00AM


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