Orchestras and Ensembles

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

The Community Music School's (CMS) orchestras and ensembles provide opportunities for motivated, pre-college instrumental musicians to perform with peers of similar ability and commitment, from String Ensemble (for strings players who have just begun to read music), through the Young People's Symphonic Orchestra (a full orchestra for advanced instrumentalists). Music Today and Percussion Ensemble offer group learning and performance options. CMS orchestras and ensembles meet during the academic year (September-May).

Questions?
  Call (314) 968-5939 or email Katie Myler at myler@webster.edu.

STRING ENSEMBLE 

String Ensemble Student
Average age: 7-10 years • Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
This early level ensemble for strings emphasizes reading skills. Members must have a thorough knowledge of first position and familiarity with letter names of notes.

 

 

 

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.

  

MUSIC TODAY

Alarm Will Sound

NEW in 2014-15!

Students entering 7-12 grades who are intermediate level or beyond • Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Piano
Music Today introduces students of all instruments to contemporary small ensemble performance and the business-related skills of concert production. This program is in collaboration with Alarm Will Sound, the internationally acclaimed 20-member music ensemble.

Learn more about Music Today





PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Percussion Ensemble
Students in grades 9 – 12 • All Percussion Instruments
Designed to supplement individual and/or class percussion instruction, Percussion Ensemble help students develop strong fundamental skills in all areas of percussion and improve ensemble performance skills.