The Junior and Intermediate orchestras give string students an opportunity to develop orchestral ensemble and musical skills.
GYMC String Orchestras
The GYMC orchestra program began as the happy joining of like-minded teachers and concerned music lovers who wanted to make sure that all the children of Guelph and surrounding areas have the opportunity to play in an orchestra. After a trial year in 2004, the orchestras debuted in December 2005. The Junior and Intermediate orchestras are for string players only, and are intended to give young performers an opportunity to develop orchestral ensemble and musical skills, leading to participation in the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra and beyond..
The GYMC orchestras are directed by Jef ten Kortenaar. He has performed on violin internationally both as a soloist and as part of the Emperor Quartet. He has been a frequent guest on CBC Radio Two’s classical music morning show, Music and Company, and speaks regularly as programme host for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. Besides performing and speaking, Jef also teaches and creates music arrangements.
The Junior and Intermediate Orchestras are for string players only, and are intended to give young performers an opportunity to develop orchestral ensemble and musical skills. Conducted by Jef ten Kortenaar.
The cost for either the Junior or the Intermediate Orchestra is $340 (early bird price of $323 until June 30, 2016). Registration includes a weekend rehearsal retreat. The Orchestra program is 25 weeks, with rehearsals on Saturday mornings from September to May.
Junior Orchestra rehearsals on Saturdays 9:45 – 10:45 am
Intermediate Orchestra rehearsals on Saturdays 11 – 12:30 pm
Session 1: September 10 – December 2, 2016
Session 2: January 7 – May 5, 2017
These programs are recommended for players at Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) level 4 and above.
Contact us for registration information or download, print and complete the registration form. Please make an appointment to bring it to the office, scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 519.837.1121.Orchestra Information Package Download
The forms are also available in the GYMC office.