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Pioneer Valley Strings

A string chamber orchestra in Amherst, MA

Our string orchestra program is accepting applications (registration form below) via teacher recommendation. There is currently no other program like it in the Amherst area.
(This is not a substitute for your school orchestra and we encourage everyone to do both, if possible.) 

What makes it unique?

*No auditions
*1st & 2nd violins rotate
*Strings only
*Performances will be without a conductor (and rehearsed like chamber music)


Age 10-18 years 
Taking private lessons
Suzuki Book 3 or above (or equivalent)
Teacher’s recommendation

Spring Semester 2017:

Rehearsals on Saturdays 1-2pm (Unitarian Meetinghouse in Amherst)
February 4th-April 15th
Performance: April 16th at 3 pm (Unitarian Meetinghouse Sanctuary in Amherst)
Repertoire: Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (all four movements)
Non-refundable Fee: $200
The official deadline has passed and rehearsals have already begun. 
Stay tuned for updates about the Fall of 2017!

All Mozart Program
April 16th, 2017 @ 3 pm
Unitarian Meetinghouse, Amherst (121 N. Pleasant)

*Registering does not guarantee placement in the ensemble. Once we receive your registration, we will contact your teacher and you will receive an email from us letting you know if your registration has been accepted or not.

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