Ensembles


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Symphony Orchestra

6:30-9:00pm

Comprised of the most advanced and experienced student musicians in the Northwest Pennsylvania, Northeast Ohio, and Western New York regions, the Symphony Orchestra is the premier ensemble of the Junior Philharmonic. They perform challenging orchestra repertoire in 3-5 performances each season. Artistic Director and Conductor Jonathan Moser conducts, and members of the Erie Philharmonic provide coaching.


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Chamber Orchestra

6:45-8:45 PM

Preparing young musicians with the skills needed to join the Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra intensively trains players in the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections as distinct ensembles that are then joined together as a complete orchestra. The full orchestra performs twice a year with additional performances of each ensemble. Each section has its own coach, and Carolyn Borland conducts the full orchestra.


String Academy

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Intermezzo Strings

5:00-6:30 PM

The stepping stone to the Chamber Orchestra! Proficiency and technical abilities are refined through this small string ensemble that requires a minimum of 2-4 years of playing experience. The group perform twice each season, with Jennifer Jansen, Erie Philharmonic violinist, coaching and conducting the ensemble. 

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Overture Strings

6:30-7:45 PM

Our second level ensemble is for novice students with 1-3 years of experience. Through focusing on beginning repertoire, students are able to further learn rehearsal technique, ensemble and performance skills. The group performs twice a season, and coach Mary Moser leads this ensemble.

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Prelude Strings

5:15-6:15 PM

No experience required!  This teaching group provides new students that are just starting to become inspired on their violin, viola, cello or bass! Students learn basic playing technique, music theory and ensemble skills. This ensemble performs twice per season. Coach Mary Moser leads this ensemble.


All rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from August to May at Strong Vincent Middle School.