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The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras provides a creative environment where young musicians from the Greater Washington DC area come together to rehearse and perform music lead by professional musicians and conductors. By providing an orchestral experience available to all students, the vision of The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras is to become a musical voice that embraces the entire Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland communities. The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras are the premier musical destinations for aspiring student musicians.


 

Symphonic Orchestra

Conducted by Mrs. Anne Rupert
VBODA Level 6+
Rehearsals: Monday 7:00-9:30pm at Katherine Johnson Middle School

TCSYO’s most advanced orchestra is comprised of the very best young musicians in the Washington, DC area. The TCSYO Symphonic Orchestra performs professional-level repertoire in premier venues at home and abroad. Comprised of outstanding players whose technical level is highly advanced, who show strong musicality and musicianship and who are capable of the discipline necessary to perform at the highest level. This ensemble is dedicated to performing the finest works in the full symphonic repertoire. In addition to the full orchestra rehearsals the students will work in sectionals with professional coaches who are among the finest performers and teachers in the area. Weekly rehearsals during the school year are carried out under professional standards. Members are expected to take private lessons and maintain leadership responsibilities in their school ensembles.

 

Chamber Orchestra 

Conducted by Mrs. Diana Chou
VBODA Level 5-6
Rehearsals: Mondays 7:00-9:00pm, Katherine Johnson Middle School

The most advanced of TCSYO’ three string orchestras offers the opportunity to perform great masterpieces of string repertoire, from the Baroque era to today. Designed for intermediate to advanced string students with 4 or more years of experience. This string orchestra focuses on cross-listening between sections, blend and balance, expressing various styles of music, and pursuing detailed, mature music making. Musicians are introduced to a variety of bowing techniques and historical styles, while also developing more advanced control of rubato, phrasing and expression. Students will work in sectionals with professional coaches who are among the finest performers and teachers in the area. The Chamber Orchestra will also focus on preparation for future work with TCSYO' Symphonic Orchestra.

 

 

String Ensemble

Conducted by Mrs. Diana Chou
VBODA Level 3-4
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm, Katherine Johnson Middle School

TCSYO String Ensemble is open to students who have had at least three years of private instruction on their instrument and play at Grade Level III and above. Ms. Diana Chou is the conductor/cellist, who has a gift for connecting with young Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass musicians. Musicians in TCSYO String Ensemble develop a higher level of stylistic refinement and expressive detail, while playing a wide variety of repertoire in a nurturing and fun environment. Designed for students who have had some orchestral experience. All students should have basic note-reading skills, including the ability to identify pitch names and play various rhythms. Students will work in sectionals with professional coaches who are among the finest performers and teachers in the area. The String Ensemble will focus on ensemble playing, technical instruction and preparation for future work TCSYO Chamber Orchestra.

 

Prelude Orchestra

Conducted by Mr. Austin Isaac
VBODA Level 1-2
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm at Katherine Johnson Middle School

TCSYO entry-level string orchestra offers the chance to enjoy making music with other young musicians from throughout area. The group includes a full complement of string instruments playing independent parts. Designed for students who have had limited orchestral experience and who are working on mastering their reading ability. Students should be comfortable playing in first position the keys of G and D. This ensemble builds solid, fundamental rhythmic and orchestral skills including improved sight-reading abilities.

 

 
 
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