Shoalhaven Junior Strings
Shoalhaven Junior Strings is a training ensemble conducted by Em Powrie designed to allow beginner string players an opportunity to develop their ensemble skills before joining the senior orchestra.
SJS is designed to develop students’ listening skills, allows them to meet similarly aged musicians and develop ensemble experience, preparing them for the senior orchestra. SJS focuses on rhythmical elements of playing together, listening to one another as well as oneself, and gaining a sense of ensemble playing from a very preliminary stage of group playing.
SJS consists of violins, violas, cello, and double bass. If you play or would like to play any of these instruments and learn how to be part of an ensemble and have a whole heap of fun at the same time, register this page or contact us for more information.
This ensemble rehearses during school terms weekly on Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30pm at the Nowra School of Arts on Berry St, Nowra.
“The violin is an extraordinary instrument, it does take time to learn and when you learn how to play the violin it sounds amazing. I enjoy practising with everyone. I am not that fond of going to concerts, I get afraid although by the end I feel amazing. The teachers are very good, and can be funny! I love it.”Hazel Marr, Junior Strings, Violin
Tuning In! is the music education program of SYO. Trained music educators conduct various classes for children aged between 2 and 12 in Nowra and Berry. The program develops basic musical skills as well as allowing children to try out, and begin to learn, all the instruments of the orchestra.
The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra hosts a series of combined orchestral workshops throughout the year. This allows students the chance to perform in a full sized orchestra and work with professional tutors.