The SYS String Orchestra Program
The Sacramento Youth Symphony and Academy of Music has two string ensembles, both focusing on beginning and intermediate orchestral technique along with specific string technique. The entry level strings group is called “Prelude Strings” and the intermediate strings group is called “Vivace Strings.” Both groups focus on skills that will help develop an overall foundation of musical understanding that will help those students to succeed with any music group of which they choose to participate. Greg Brucker leads both of these ensembles.
The Vivace Strings Orchestra is a step higher level string orchestra, focusing on more orchestral and string techniques. Basics will be reviewed and stressed to help develop and reinforce the fundamentals of performance, but expectations will be held at a higher level. More complex rhythms, fingerings, notes, shifting will be a large part of the learning, along with the development of the basics of musicality, expression and musical energy in direction. Students will be challenged to respond to higher levels of musicality. The Vivace Strings serves as a great preparatory group to help give students the skills and confidence to perform in one of the much larger symphonies.
Vivace Strings meets on Tuesdays nights for rehearsal 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm. Subject to change.
Rehearsals begin in September and continue through early May.
All potential members must audition for our programs. See Audition Requirements.