Hackettstown Center for the Arts, 181 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 813-2626 © 2023 Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC

Strand String and Wind Ensemble

We are excited to announce that symphonic winds will be added to the Ensemble! Emphasizing the fundamentals of ensemble playing, the Strand String and Wind Ensemble is an ideal first orchestral experience for students of violin, viola, cello, double bass as well as flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, English horn, and bassoon, in elementary, middle and high school or adults. The Ensemble is presented as a weekly workshop during the academic year and as a one week camp during the summer. Rehearsals will focus on the mastery of string orchestra techniques, listening, following, leadership, rhythm, and blend of sound. The intense preparation of repertoire culminates in Winter, Spring and Summer concerts. New and continuing members must demonstrate a minimal degree of proficiency in their instrument for acceptance and placement in the ensemble. Audition Information Auditions are in September, January and June each year and are announced via the Hackettstown Center for the Arts Calendar. Prerequisites Beginner members must currently be studying with a private instructor and/or have good intermediate/advanced sight-reading skills. Scholarships From time to time, through grants and donations, the Hackettstown Center for the Arts provides scholarships for new and continuing ensemble members that demonstrate outstanding talent. Selection is by the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director and Audition by Appointment. Contact the Center at 908-813-2626 for additional details. The Ensemble Each Ensemble semesters meets for 10 weeks, three times a year. Summer is a one week intensive. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening from 7-8pm, culminating in a final performances for the public at the end of any given semester. Members may enroll in any or all semesters. Tuition: $200. The Conductor The Ensemble is conducted by Prof. Chris Lance, the Artistic Director of the Hackettstown Center for the Arts and owner of Strand Studios. He trained under and performed in the Bergen Youth Orchestra under Mr. Eugene Minor at a young age. Since then, has produced and conducted numerous string ensembles, concerts and musical competitions. The Ensemble will, from time to time, invite guest conductors to all members different perspective and styles. 2024 Schedule Winter Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Performance on either March 26th at 7:00 pm at the Hackettstown Center for the Arts or Friday, March 29th at 7:00 pm at St. Theodore Church in Port Murray, NJ. Spring Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Performance on June 18th 7:00 pm at the Hackettstown Center for the Arts. Summer Visit Summer our Camp page. How to Enroll in the Ensemble To sign up, simply click here.
HACKETTSTOWN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Strand String and Wind

Ensemble

We are excited to announce that symphonic winds will be added to the Ensemble! Emphasizing the fundamentals of ensemble playing, the Strand String and Wind Ensemble is an ideal first orchestral experience for students of violin, viola, cello, double bass as well as flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, English horn, and bassoon, in elementary, middle and high school or adults. The Ensemble is presented as a weekly workshop during the academic year and as a one week camp during the summer. Rehearsals will focus on the mastery of string orchestra techniques, listening, following, leadership, rhythm, and blend of sound. The intense preparation of repertoire culminates in Winter, Spring and Summer concerts. New and continuing members must demonstrate a minimal degree of proficiency in their instrument for acceptance and placement in the ensemble. Audition Information Auditions are in September, January and June each year and are announced via the Hackettstown Center for the Arts Calendar. Prerequisites Beginner members must currently be studying with a private instructor and/or have good intermediate/advanced sight-reading skills. Scholarships From time to time, through grants and donations, the Hackettstown Center for the Arts provides scholarships for new and continuing ensemble members that demonstrate outstanding talent. Selection is by the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director and Audition by Appointment. Contact the Center at 908-813-2626 for additional details. The Ensemble Each Ensemble semesters meets for 10 weeks, three times a year. Summer is a one week intensive. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening from 7-8pm, culminating in a final performances for the public at the end of any given semester. Members may enroll in any or all semesters. Tuition: $200. The Conductor The Ensemble is conducted by Prof. Chris Lance, the Artistic Director of the Hackettstown Center for the Arts and owner of Strand Studios. He trained under and performed in the Bergen Youth Orchestra under Mr. Eugene Minor at a young age. Since then, has produced and conducted numerous string ensembles, concerts and musical competitions. The Ensemble will, from time to time, invite guest conductors to all members different perspective and styles. 2024 Schedule Winter Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Performance on either March 26th at 7:00 pm at the Hackettstown Center for the Arts or Friday, March 29th at 7:00 pm at St. Theodore Church in Port Murray, NJ. Spring Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Performance on June 18th 7:00 pm at the Hackettstown Center for the Arts. Summer Visit Summer our Camp page. How to Enroll in the Ensemble To sign up, simply click here.
Hackettstown Center for the Arts, 181 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 813-2626 © 2022 Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC
HACKETTSTOWN CENTER FOR THE ARTS