Divisi String Orchestra

A beginning level ensemble for violinists, violists and cellists with no required prior ensemble experience. This ensemble group will focus on beginning note reading, along with basic instrumental and orchestral performance skills through repertoire built around the Suzuki Method as well as popular and classical excerpts. At least two performances are scheduled each semester, with the possibility of more.

Testimonials

Grace Curcio

“I studied music at the Preparatory Music Department, and along the way, my dedicated teachers taught me how to live a full, happy life. To this day I enjoy close friendships with my childhood duet partners and former teachers. The valuable lessons I learned at PMD- both musical and beyond – continue to enhance all areas of my life.”

Grace Curcio / Alumni
Colleen Moore

“The musical education I received at the Preparatory Music Department continues to enrich my life every day. I hold dear to my heart the incredible faculty members, wonderful musical performances, and lifelong friends I made at PMD.”

Colleen Moore / Alumni
Michelle

“This ensemble class was important to me as a musician and as a person, because I not only improved as a pianist, but I also made many friends and learned valuable skills that I could use in other places than music, such as working with other people. I feel very grateful that I had the opportunity to use the Clavinovas for piano ensemble, and I really hope that other musicians can use them and benefit the same way I did.”

Michelle / Student
Phone: (510) 436-1224
Phone HNU: (510) 436-1000
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619