The Prelude Orchestra is an advanced beginner string ensemble comprised of string players with at least one year of playing experience. This group is ideal for beginner students wanting an additional challenge, or for Suzuki/private lesson students looking for a first-time orchestra experience.
The Prelude Orchestra meets from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays at the USC String Project.
Emma Brown is currently a viola and violin teacher at the Suzuki Academy of Columbia. She started her musical training on the violin at the age of seven in the Suzuki method and discovered her love for the viola in high school.Learn More >
Prelude auditions require an excerpt, scales and a solo piece. Please review the requirements listed below. For any questions email SCPYO@scphilharmonic.com.
Scale Requirement: Prepare all scales for your instrument. Scales should be played in quarter notes at Quarter Note = 80.
Solo Requirement: Prepare a solo piece of your choice that will showcase your technique, musicality, and overall playing ability.
This can be a piece from your method book, however orchestral pieces are not permitted.