Music Generation Louth has established a very successful string orchestra programme for children and young people that has expanded to cater for three levels of young string players – Senior Strings, Junior Strings and First Strings.
Our three orchestra groups, (Senior, Junior and First Strings) rehearse weekly during term time at the Music Department of the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). A range of public performances take place throughout the year. Under the direction of Jayne Graham, the programme provides members with high quality training as orchestral string players and is a fantastic way for young players to meet other musicians their own age, develop their musical skills, and learn to play as part of a larger group.
HOW TO JOIN
We would be delighted to hear from children and young people who would like to join our string orchestra programme. No audition is necessary but please read details below on the specific requirements for each group.
Annual Membership is €100 (€50 per term payable in advance).
10am-11.30am: Senior Strings
New membership to Senior Strings is restricted to young string players who have passed Grade 5 or higher on their instrument. Evidence may be required at the time of application.
11.45-1.15pm: Junior Strings
Membership to Junior Strings is open to young string players who have passed grade one or higher on their instrument. Evidence may be required at the time of application.
12-1pm: First Strings
First Strings caters for young people who have been attending lessons for a minimum of one year and have not yet presented for grade one performance exam.