The Hershey Symphony Festival Strings is open to public, home school, and cyber school string students, without audition, who are in grades 6-9, entering their third year of playing, and are recommended by their orchestra director. Grade 2/3 music will be performed, meaning that players should be reading low 2 and low 1, slurs, sixteenth notes, and dotted rhythms. Third position will be needed for first violin and bass. The enrollment fee is $125.00. Chair auditions are held once the season is underway, which is a great way to get experience with the audition process.
The Festival Strings rehearse several times throughout the fall and winter, culminating with a concert of their own. They also perform alongside the Hershey Symphony Orchestra in one of the symphony’s season concerts.
Interested high school string students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to enroll as rehearsal assistants, providing us with their musical leadership and assisting with tuning. High school students considering a career in music teaching will benefit greatly from this hands-on opportunity. Rehearsal assistants do not need to pay an enrollment fee.
The Hershey Symphony is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. Please refer to our nondiscrimination statement here.
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