Las Vegas Youth Ensemble

Orchestra Description 2016-2017 Season

  • Strings only
  • Students with 1 - 2 years of experience
  • Grades 2-8

Course Description

  • Approximately 32 rehearsals over two semesters, meeting once a week for 1.5 hours per rehearsal session
  • Study and preparation for season's three concerts
  • Development of orchestral skills
  • Training in artistry needed to develop into effective orchestra members
  • Occasional visits with guest conductors and occasional special event performances
  • Cultivation of discipline, skills, technique and confidence required to develop their talents
  • Level of concert repertoire usually is equal to or above that of school district's Middle School Advanced Orchestras
  • Opportunity to develop friendships with select musicians county-wide
Sofia Velazquez, Las Vegas Youth Ensemble Conductor