Preparatory Strings

Under the direction of CYSO Director of String Ensembles Daniella Valdez, Preparatory Strings provides string orchestra training to predominantly elementary school aged student musicians who read music and have at least two years of playing experience on their instruments. Weekly rehearsals focus on technique, ensemble performance skills, basic string repertoire and music theory.

The Preparatory Strings season includes two performances at local venues that have included Harris Theater, Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall and Northside College Prep High School’s Auditorium.