Fabian Saldaña, conductor
Philharmonic is an intermediate string ensemble. This ensemble is designed for string players who are learning to master bow control, vibrato, and shifting into higher positions. Students in this ensemble should be striving to master more complex notes and rhythms.
Rehearsal time consists of sectional coaching with Amarillo Symphony musicians and other area educators, as well as a string orchestra rehearsal with conductor, Fabian Saldaña; students also get at 15-minute break between rehearsals where they socialize with friends and enjoy a snack provided by the Amarillo Symphony.
Rehearsals are held weekly on Sunday afternoons (through the academic year) from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Amarillo College Music Building, Washington campus. For specifics, please view the 2016-2017 Philharmonic Rehearsal Schedule (link below).
Admission to this ensemble is by audition only.
Member musicians are expected to be active in the school instrumental music program that coincides with their focus in ASYO. We wish to enhance, not replace, school programs. Please view the Required Signatures form (link below).
Tuition: $250 per year / $125 per semester