Fabian Saldaña, conductor
Sinfonia is designed for young string players with reliable music reading abilities (i.e. rhythmic recognition [eighth notes, quarter notes, etc.], left-hand accuracy in first position, basic bowing techniques, etc.), and musicians who generally have had (at least) one year of experience with a school string ensemble.
Rehearsal time is evenly split, consisting of a 45-minute sectional coaching with Amarillo Symphony musicians and other area educators, and a 45-minute string orchestra rehearsal with conductor, Fabian Saldaña; students also get a 15-minute break between rehearsals where they get to socialize with friends and enjoy a snack provided by the Amarillo Symphony.
Rehearsals are held weekly on Monday afternoons (through the academic year) from 4:30-6:15 p.m. at the Amarillo College Music Building, Washington campus. for specifics, please view the 2016-2017 Sinfonia 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