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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

2017-2018 Season:

Rehearsals on Saturdays 1-2pm (Unitarian Meetinghouse in Amherst)
Dates TBA
Performance: TBA (Unitarian Meetinghouse Sanctuary in Amherst)
Repertoire: TBA
Non-refundable Fee: $200 per semester
Registration for the 2017-2018 season begins June 1st!
(Fill out the form below)


*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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