The Brio Strings Ensemble (SPRING SEMESTER ONLY) is a non-auditioned group opened to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The Brio Ensemble is open to beginning students with less than one year public school orchestra or one year private string lesson experience. This ensemble will offer fun, new, and exciting repertoire which will challenge beginning middle school players. There will be multiple community performance opportunities throughout the semester, mentoring opportunities for advanced students, and support from the Music Academy of WNC’s strings faculty. The Brio Ensemble will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:15 – 7:45 PM and will rehearse in the performance/rehearsal room at the Music Academy of WNC. The Brio Ensemble is directed by Amy Turlington. Cost: $110.00.