Preparatory Strings

Preparatory Strings, led by Director of String Ensembles Daniella Valdez and supported by PS Assistant Conductor Anne McTighe, 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, and basic string repertoire.  The Preparatory Strings season includes two performances at local venues that have included the Studebaker Theater and Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

Preparatory Strings rehearses weekly on Saturdays from 10:30 – 12:30 pm.