Orchestra Skills for String Players

The perfect class for young string players new to ensemble-playing and beginning or soon to begin playing in a youth orchestra.

This class focuses on developing important orchestra-playing skills, including:

  • Interpreting and following a conductor
  • Matching bowings, articulations, and tone quality
  • Identifying melody versus accompaniment
  • Communicating with fellow players using eye contact and breath phrasing

Students will have the chance to workshop solo pieces relevant to class topics, and to prepare ensemble selections for performance at the semester’s end.

Prerequisites: 1 year of private lessons on violin, viola, cello, or upright bass.

Enroll Today! Call 617-277-4593

Day Time Age Start Date Per Term (16 weeks) Full Year (32 weeks)
Thursday 5:30pm 9-13 9/13/2018 $490* $980*

*10% discount for BMS Students currently enrolled in Private Lessons

Note: This class may start 1-2 weeks late. The tuition will be pro-rated accordingly.


Semesters 2018-2019

Orchestra Skills for String Players Classes have two semesters:

  1. FALL semester begins on September 11, 2018
  2. SPRING semester begins on January 29, 2019

Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term.

More info available at School Calendars

School Calendars

Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $35 registration fee per student ($50 per family)
  • There is a $15 fee per term for payment plans
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study

BMS is committed to removing any financial barriers. Tuition assistance is available.

Tuition Assistance


Do you have any questions about this class?
Call 617-277-4593 or email info@bmsmusic.org


Celia Zhang

Celia Zhang

I am a firm believer in the old adage that “knowledge is never wasted”. With music’s unique...(more)