Chamber Music & Orchestras

Staff at MISU will coach duets, trios, quartets, quintets, etc. of any instrument combination! We highly encourage our students taking private lessons to play with other musicians in a small-group. It may be that you want to join one of our four orchestras, or you may just want to learn to play that duet that you’ve always loved. Any reason at all is good enough to gain the benefits of playing ensemble.

Meeting times for the four orchestras during the school year:

I. SUNY Ulster String Ensemble: Rehearsals at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, NY; Mondays from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM; for NYSSMA level 6 and beyond (Intermediate to advanced level string players)
II. MISU Community String Ensemble: Rehearsals at the Ellenville studio location in Ellenville, NY; Sundays from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM; for NYSSMA level 3 and beyond (Beginner to intermediate level string players)
III. MISU Youth Orchestra: Rehearsals at the Ellenville studio location in Ellenville, NY; Sundays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM; for children and teenagers, only
IV.  MISU Adult Beginners’ Orchestra: For adults only. Rehearsals at the Ellenville studio location. (Minimum enrollment: 6 members.) Days and times TBA

During the summer:

I.  MISU Summer Community Orchestra: Rehearsals at the Ellenville studio location in Ellenville, NY; Mondays from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM; for NYSSMA level 3 and beyond (Beginner to advanced level string players)

Please refer to our Fees & Rates page for information regarding payment.