The Elite Academy for Strings, within the Elizabeth Faidley Studio offers multiple ensembles and classes for students geared toward middle and high schoolers on a path towards serious music development, but within a warm and friendly environment.
The Preparatory Violin Ensemble is a dynamic training ensemble for students in Suzuki books 4-8 (or an intermediate level)
The Violin Virtuosi is in its 5th year as an elite performing ensemble. Read more inside! Entrance is by audition only.
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A longtime wish of the Studio to perform larger repertoire, the Chamber Orchestra is the cornerstone of Elite Academy for Strings. Beginning with student violinists and cellists, the goal is to expand further to be able to perform the most challenging music in the string orchestra repertoire. Music of standard composers such as Bach, Mozart, and Grieg will always be the main focus, with other "challenge pieces" or "fun" works added to round out our concerts.
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.
An ensemble inaugurated at the Conservatory Camps offered by the Studio in the past, the Violin Choir is a "festival ensemble" by invitation from the other ensembles, and will be assembled briefly for rehearsals geared to specific performance and/or recording opportunities, usually for a span of 4-6 weeks.
The Young Artist's Program is a special program for advanced musicians wanting to further their musical education