NECOM’s Foundation String and Wind Ensembles establish a sequential training pathway that leads to a full symphonic orchestral ensemble. The Program operates on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons providing 7-10 x 45 minute tutorials and rehearsals each term with specialist conductors and accompanists from the NECOM teaching musicians on staff. At the end of each term, the Foundation Ensembles will present a concert showcasing their repertoire and developing performance skills.
The 2017 Foundation String Ensemble program exemplifies best practice orchestral string training. A new structure centring on 4-weeks of small sectional tutorials for violins, violas and cellos is followed by a 5-week block of combined string ensemble rehearsals. Each Tuesday afternoon, the Puddledock Srings and Booralong Strings will rehearse at 4.00-4.45pm.
The 2017 Foundation Program Huff'n'Puffs Wind Ensemble will rehearse with Paul Marshal and accompanist on Wednesdays at 5.00-5.45pm.
|Puddledock violins||K-Yr 2||Tuesday 4.00-4.45pm|
|Puddledock cellos||K-Yr 3||Tuesday 4.00-4.45pm|
|Booralong violins, violas||Yrs 3+||Tuesday 4.00-4.45pm|
|Booralong cellos||Yrs 4+||Tuesday 4.00-4.45pm|
|Winds & Brass||Huff 'n' Puffs||Yrs 3 +||Wednesday 5.00-5.45pm|
ARMIDALE YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLES
Armidale Youth Orchestra (AYO)
|Rehearsals||4.00 – 6pm Tuesday|
|Venue||Orchestra Studio, NECOM|
|Membership||Orchestral players 12-25 years
Armidale Youth String Orchestra (AYSO)
|Membership||Strings 8-12 years