Preparatory String Orchestra

Marta Zurad, Conductor

Preparatory String Orchestra (PSO 8:30 & 10:30) is open to early intermediate string players. Students placed in PSO are comfortable shifting and playing fast passage work and able to play with a solid, confident tone that is generally well in tune. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of PSO are in grades 6-8. 

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 8:30-10:00 AM & 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Placement and Seating Audition Information

Seating Audition Sign-up: After placement into PSO, all students will take a seating audition. Seating audition information is sent to all registered PSO students.  More information will be available soon!

2023-2024 Calendar

Complete Schedule - PSO 8:30

Complete Schedule - PSO 10:30

Concert Dates:

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Saturday, May 11, 2024


  • Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. Students are expected to be ready to begin on-time. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session.
  • If you plan on being absent for a rehearsal, please fill out this Attendance Notice Form
  • Read our full attendance policy here: