Vienna Music Institute Chamber Orchestras

2018-2019 Season

Vienna Music Institute (VMI) is pleased to announce its 10th season of the Chamber Orchestra program. Students are placed according to their playing level into either Intermediate Chamber Orchestra or Advanced Chamber Orchestra. Students in both orchestras grow as players and gain confidence and motivation while preparing music to a high standard for concert performance.

New for this year, to enable the highest quality of performance and to build further on the work done in the fall semester, membership in orchestra is a full year commitment. There will be a break during Certificate of Merit season to accommodate many students’ preparation, and rehearsals will resume in March. See Rehearsal Dates & Times below for further details.

In this 10th anniversary season, we are also offering for the first time a Concerto Competition. Further details will be posted soon. Entry in the Concerto Competition is open only to students who are full-year members of their level-appropriate Chamber Orchestra.

Audition Information

VMI Intermediate Chamber Orchestra
Level: Suzuki volume 3 to 6 (or equivalent)
+++1. Scale: 2 octave scale of your choice
+++2. Solo: 2-3 minute selection of any piece that best demonstrates your playing ability.
+++Accompaniment is not required.

VMI Advanced Chamber Orchestra
Level: Suzuki volume 6 and higher (or equivalent)
+++1. Scale: 3-4 octave scale of your choice
+++2. Solo: 2-3 minute selection of any piece that best demonstrates your playing ability.
+++Accompaniment is not required.

**The solo piece should accurately represent the candidate’s overall musicianship including technical facility and lyricism.**

Audition Dates:
Auditions will be held Saturday, September 1st, 2pm-6pm.
Please call or email us to schedule your audition: 949-651-8030 or

Rehearsal Dates & Times:
Both orchestras start on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Both orchestras will meet to rehearse every Saturday during the year except as noted below. **There will be 2-3 extra rehearsals scheduled on Sundays leading up to the concert, in November and December and again in May.**

Intermediate Orchestra Rehearsal Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Advanced Orchestra Rehearsal time: 5:30-7:30pm

Rehearsals will pause for Thanksgiving break (November 24), between the December 9th concert and the winter break, and during January and February to allow students time to prepare for Certificate of Merit examinations. Rehearsals start again March 9th and continue until the Spring semester concert on June 2nd.

View and print the Vienna Music Institute school calendar here with all rehearsals listed

Tuition & Fees:
$600 for the full year, including both sessions.

**Tuition & Fees are due upon registration after acceptance into the program.**
**There will be no refunds**

Concert Information

Location: Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church
Concert Dates: Sunday, Dec 9th, 2018 and Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

The concert will be a joint performance featuring VMI Advanced Chamber Orchestra and VMI chamber groups.


Attendance: Candidates that are accepted into the VMI Chamber Orchestra program are expected to attend all rehearsals. Unexcused absences and tardiness will result in dismissal from the program (two unexcused absences and three tardies). Participants must commit to membership in the Orchestra for the full 2018-2019 season.

Etiquette & Behavior: Musicians should be respectful towards other members and faculty. In extreme cases, disruptive behavior will result in dismissal from the program. Warnings will be issued prior and parents will be notified.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. or 949-651-8030