The Cadenza String Ensemble is an auditioned group open to intermediate and advanced middle and high school strings students that bridges the gap between our Sonata Strings Ensemble and the Hendersonville Youth Symphony. This ensemble is open to string students with one or more years of public school orchestra or one year private string lesson experience. This ensemble will offer fun, new, and exciting repertoire which will challenge intermediate 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 Cadenza Ensemble will meet each Thursday evening from 6:15 – 7:45 PM starting September 17, 2020 and will rehearse in the performance/rehearsal room at the Music Academy of WNC. The Cadenza Ensemble is directed by Andrea Dennis. Cost: $105.00. REGISTER HERE!
Scheduled Concert for Spring 2020: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Blythe Street in Hendersonville, NC.
Placement Audition Requirements
Placement Auditions, for students who did not participate in the 2020 Spring semester Cadenza ensemble, will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from Noon to 3:00 PM at the Music Academy of WNC. Students who participated in our 2020 Spring semester Cadenza Ensemble will not need to audition again for 2020 Fall semester placement and can go ahead and register HERE. New students should register for the Cadenza Strings Ensemble HERE and we will email an audition time.
Students auditioning for the Cadenza Strings Ensemble should prepare a classical piece that demonstrates their current performance level as well as perform the required piece that can be automatically downloaded form the links below. Sight reading excerpts will also be given to each student during the audition.