Music Assessments

All string musicians are requested to arrange for music assessments for each Fall Session. Music assessments for Winter Session will be held for new members and previous members wishing to join a different ensemble. Music assessments are not auditions. They are a no stress opportunity for all musicians to:

  • enjoy playing beautiful and challenging music,

  • gain more confidence

  • improve their skill as a musician

  • receive music for the most applicable orchestra/ensemble and section

  • begin each session with the best possible experience

Music assessments will be held:

Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass:

Saturday, January 12, 2020 8:00 am-9:00 am

Fine Arts Center at College of Southern Idaho



If you cannot schedule on this day please contact us at Musicians auditioning for Chamber will participate in music assessments at the time of auditions. 

The scales and excerpts for each orchestra are linked on the buttons below. Typically musicians participate in two ensembles. Please download, print and prepare all those that apply.​

Chamber Ensemble Audition

Musicians interested in Chamber Ensemble will be asked to play the following:

  • One three-octave scale of your choice.

  • A 2-3 minute excerpt from your solo literature. (Does not need to be memorized. No accompaniments.)

  • Sight-read an excerpt provided at the audition.

Acceptance into Chamber is for Fall and Winter Sessions unless other arrangements are made.

Auditions for musicians wishing to join the 2019/2020 Chamber Ensemble  during Winter Session 2020 should schedule on

Saturday, January 12, 2020 beginning at 8:00 am

CSI Fine Arts Building

Please come prepared to play the material for the Music Assessment for the full orchestra.

Fall Session 2020

Help us celebrate 25 years of amazing music produced by the youth of the Magic Valley, even during COVID-19 restrictions.


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There is no tuition for Fall 2020.

Registration is for communication only.

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Winter Session 2021


January 9, 2021 - March 13, 2021


Saturdays: 9:15am-11:30am

College of Southern Idaho

Fine Arts Building

Winter Concert 2021

March 13, 2021, 3:00pm

CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

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Winter 2021 Tuition:

Tuition - $35 per session

Family rates - $35 for first 2 family members,

$20 for each additional family member.

Financial scholarships are available. No musician will be excluded due to financial need. 



All concerts are open to the public. Donations are accepted at the door.

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