Young Strings & Beginning Orchestra

Young Strings students are classified as beginning students who recently began learning an instrument, through students who have had approximately two years of study on an instrument. (Generally these students are around grades 1-3 or 4, unless students have been playing for more than two years.)

Beginning Orchestra students are typically learning songs near the end of Suzuki Book 1 or later and have learned alternate fingerings on their instrument. (Generally these students are in grades 4-6 or 7).

The group instructor and the student’s private lessons teachers will help determine where to place the students based on their capabilities.

Rehearsals are held at Hillsdale First United Methodist Church on Saturday mornings, and rehearsal dates are listed below.

Sept. 28

Oct. 12

Nov. 2

Nov. 16

Dec. 7 – Dress Rehearsal

Dec. 14

Sunday, Dec. 15 – Recital

Students in group lessons or the chamber orchestra may download music and other resources here.

If you would like your student to be involved in this group, please contact HCSA here on Facebook or by email: HillsdaleCountySOTA at gmail. com.

HCSA Chamber Orchestra for Intermediate & Advanced Students

The HCSA Chamber Orchestra is for intermediate and advanced students in middle school and high school with at least a few years of experience on their respective instruments. Rehearsals are held at Howard Music Building at Hillsdale College’s campus on Sunday afternoons, and rehearsal dates are listed below.

Sept. 15

Sept. 29

Oct. 13

Nov. 3

Nov. 17

Dec. 1

Saturday Dec. 7 – Dress Rehearsal*

Sunday, Dec. 15 – Recital*

(*Dress rehearsal and recital are at Hillsdale First United Methodist Church)

Students in group lessons or the chamber orchestra may download music and other resources here.

If you would like your student to be involved in this group, please contact HCSA here on Facebook or by email: HillsdaleCountySOTA at gmail. com.