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Prelude Orchestra

A strings-only group for students in 4th through 8th grades. Students need to have studied their instruments for at least 2 years.

Audition Requirements

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An audition is required for entrance to the Prelude Orchestra. Students need to have studied their instruments for at least 2 years and demonstrate, in their audition, two sharps and two flats in first position. Experience in third position is desired but not required. Students in this group MUST be able to read music and must be familiar with the concept of, and received an introduction to, shifting. Audition must include: one major scale, 2 octaves; two prepared pieces or movements of contrasting style and tempo; and required sight-reading for each audition.


Kiril Laskarov, Co-Conductor

Andrew Irvin, Co-Conductor


Rehearsal and Concert Schedule

This calendar includes all events for Prelude, Academy, and ASYO

Click here to download the calendar in iCal format (for use in other applications)

Masks and Vaccines Required

All ASO musicians, guest artists and staff, venue staff, and patrons are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all ASO indoor concerts.

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