String Ensembles

String Ensembles

String Ensembles

Programs

String Ensembles

Conductor Kati Kyme

The CYS String Ensemble program have grown steadily from one small string ensemble to two full string ensembles totaling to 150-180 students. The String Ensembles perform major repertoire from the standard string orchestral literature while focusing on technique, basic string repertoire, musicianship, presentation skills, and other skills needed for excellent orchestral playing and advancement into the CYS Associate and CYS Orchestra.  

Performances
The CYS String Ensembles perform at the Smithwick Theatre on the beautiful campus of Foothill College. The peformance schedule will be available soon, please continue to visit our website.

Rehearsals
Sundays:
Junior Strings: 10:40 AM
Intermediate Strings: 9:00 AM (AM session)
Intermediate Strings: 12:00 PM (PM session)

Rehearsal schedule changes are at the discretion of the Music Conductor

Summer Day Camp & Workshops
The CYS String Ensembles begins its season preparing new music at the annual CYS Summer Day Camp, which takes place at Foothill College Campus this year. In early August each year, student musicians spend a week learning new music and making new friends. Student musicians receive group coaching, which enables them to build solid, fundamental technical and musical skills.

During the season, sectional workshops are held once per concert cycle, led by prominent musicians in the Bay Area.

STRING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE PHOTOS