Virtuosi Bowed-Strings Ensemble

Grades 8–12
Teacher: Serena Reuten
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room: ESM 305 (except for 9/17 in ESM 514)

Tuition: $154 per semester*
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $139 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): $131 per semester
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters.

Virtuosi is for advanced students working on NYSSMA Solo Levels and/or Eastman Levels IV-VI with considerable experience in private lessons. The group performs original works for string orchestra by composers like Holst, Mozart, and Mendelssohn and are featured in Kilbourn or Hatch Halls two times a year.

Permission required.

Audition Requirements:
1) Solo of the student’s choice (NYSSMA/ECMS: Level 3+)
2) Sight reading
3) Scales of your choice, preferably memorized and with varying bowings/rhythms (3+ two-octave scales)

*Updated to reflect 2022-2023 year


How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.