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.  (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 string orchestra for advanced string students and EPSA Alums. This orchestra will focus on literature selected from standard string orchestra repertoire. Dedicated students will be given a chance to solo with the orchestra. 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 $495, Camerata: Starting at $645, Alumni $50
Tuition includes all music, t-shirt and one year subscription to Smart Music.  You may deduct $30 from tution if you have a current Smart Music Subscription

Smart Music:  Smart Music is an amazing practice tool that EPSA will be using in all levels of orchestras this year.  Registered students will recieve a code to activate their prepaid subscription to this service.  Smartmusic can be used on a PC, MAC and iPad.  If you already have an active Smart Music subscription, you may deduct $30 from your tuition.  

Concertino & Camerata Rehearsal Dates 2016-2017

September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 11, 18 (12/4 Concert)
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 12, 26 (2/5 Concert, 2/19 Off)
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 23, 30 (4/16 Off)


Concertino & Camerata Formal Concerts:
Winter Festival - Sunday, December 5
Mall of America Holiday Concert - TBA
Immanual Lutheran Church Performance w/Choir - February 5 Morning
Spring Festival - Sunday, May 7



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