Designed for the intermediate-level string player to provide a stimulating, high quality ensemble experience with instruction in orchestral technique and ensemble playing. DCYO offers young string players the opportunity to improve their technique and develop their ensemble skills while performing more advanced literature with others in an enjoyable and supportive setting. There are at least two performance opportunities per year.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”