The Elite Academy for Strings, within the Elizabeth Faidley Studio, has multiple ensembles and classes for students geared toward middle and high schoolers on a path towards serious music development.  (But we have fun too!)  


The Preparatory Violin Ensemble

The Preparatory Violin Ensemble is a dynamic training ensemble for students in books 4-8 (or around that level)


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Violin Virtuosi

The Violin Virtuosi is in its 4th year as an elite performance ensemble.  The ensemble is very unique and plays an array of music written for violin ensembles of different parts.  Important emphasis is placed on playing as a chamber ensemble and communicating with one another.  The Violin Virtuosi represent The Elizabeth Faidley Studio in public and performed with The NY Concerti Sinfonietta at Carnegie Hall in October, 2017.   We are expecting that the Violin Virtuosi can tour and perform more in the future.   

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Chamber Orchestra

Join us for our inaugural year of the chamber orchestra!  The chamber orchestra is for Grades 5-11.


Musicianship Classes

We are very happy to introduce Musicianship classes for the first time. These classes will be divided by grade level and will teach theory, ear-training, and music history! We have completed work on our first syllabus and are very excited. We promise the students will have FUN! The musicianship classes will be taught by Michael Wittenburg.


Violin Choir

The Violin Choir is an ensemble for advanced students of all ages.


The Young Artist's Program

The Young Artist's Program is a special program for advanced musicians wanting to further their musical education