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Orchestral Instruments

Performance - Orchestral Instruments

The Orchestral Instruments program prepares students who aspire to be professional performers in solo or group settings, studio instructors, and other professions in the music field. Performance students are given extensive opportunities to perform on stage each semester of their program as they develop their technique, expression, and overall musicality across a wide range of repertoire through the intensive studio and small group instruction. 

Mahanaim currently offers the following studios:

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Doublebass

  • Flute

  • Clarinet

  • Oboe

  • Bassoon

  • Horn

  • Trumpet

  • Trombone

  • Percussion

Program-Specific Course and Non-Course Requirements by Year

Specific requirements for technical exams, final juries, studio and solo recitals, and 10-minute concerts for orchestral instruments students can be found in the Repertoire Requirements document. Pre-screening and live audition requirements can be found on the Admissions page on the school website. In addition to the core curriculum, orchestral instrument students have the following requirements: 

  • Chamber & Chamber Concert

    • Students will enroll in Chamber for four terms of their program to fulfill their ensemble requirement during Years 2 and 3. 

    • The Chamber Concert is held at the end of each term for the public, and all chamber groups must participate as a part of their Chamber course participation grade. 

  • Orchestra & Spring Concert

    • Students will enroll in Orchestra for all eight terms of their program. 

    • The Mahanaim Orchestra performs at every seasonal concert at the end of each term. Participation is calculated into the course grade for that term. 

Orchestral Instruments Program Chair

Dr. Lisa Westervelt​​

Admissions Information

Voice Program Chair

Dr. Seongsook Choi

Admissions Information

  • Pre-screening Requirements

  • Audition Requirements

  • Apply Now

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