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Auditions: Sundays Aug. 28th  & Sept. 4th  afternoon 

In Person Audition - 5 minute audition slots

All players must re-audition yearly. 


If you cannot attend these dates, please email to make

other arrangements.

Audition Prep:

A solo piece that best represents the musician’s skills. Players will be asked to sight-read as well.

Our program is open to players of all levels.

Please see Student Registration page. - registration info before Audition. Thank you.

The general Orchestra Levels are as follows:

The Toccata Orchestra is a first group/ensemble experience for the young player and teaches solfege, traditional fiddle music, ear training, note-reading, and many other fun group musical activities from which a young player will highly benefit. Suzuki repertoire is taught in addition to non-Suzuki repertoire. 

The Sinfonietta Orchestra is composed of players largely at the level of Suzuki Books 1-4.

The Vivace Orchestra is composed of players of Suzuki Books 5-10 and advanced Baroque Concerto Grosso, Classical, Romantic, and Modern period repertoire is studied.


Chamber Music Program     
The Chamber Music Program trains young musicians in the intricacies of chamber music duos, trios, & quartets through weekly coaching by local professionals. This intensive program challenges and elevates the musicianship of its participants.

We also engage pianists in trios/quartets with Santa Barbara Strings players so please inquire if interested.

2022/2023 Season
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2022-23 Season AUDITION DATES
Aug 28th or Sept. 4th
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