Strings

String Orchestras commence at Canterbury with the Year 3 String Immersion Program, where every student in Year 3 learns a string instrument.  The students then have the option to join All Star Strings.  The program continues with developmental stages through to the advanced Ritornello String Ensemble and students move through these groups as their skills increase.  Other than All Stars, the ensembles are skill based not age based.

For students who have just started to learn a string instrument from Year 3 and upwards.

For students who have completed the Year 3 String program and are enrolled in the Studio Music Program on a stringed instrument. Students taking lessons outside Canterbury are informally auditioned.

For students who have graduated from Allegro Strings or who are working on at least Grade 2 AMEB standard music and are enrolled in the Studio Music Program on a stringed instrument.

For students who are working on at least Grade 4 AMEB standard music or equivalent, and they also form the string section of the Symphony Orchestra.

For the most advanced string players via an audition who are working on at least Grade 5 AMEB standard music or equivalent. Students must also play with the Sinfonia String Orchestra.