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Suzuki String Orchestras

Level-based Suzuki string orchestras


Suzuki Handbook 2018-19 (PDF)

Hartt Community Division orchestras are an essential part of the Suzuki experience. They

  • reinforce concepts from private and group lessons
  • provide training in orchestral technique
  • create relationships and collaborative experiences for students

Suzuki students join the first three orchestras by teacher recommendation and conductor approval. Admission to upper levels is by audition only. Students who do not participate in the Hartt Suzuki Program (but are Suzuki students elsewhere) are welcome to inquire about membership. Opus '89 accepts advanced players regardless of method of instruction.

Opus '89

LevelOrchestra nameTuition per yearRehearsal schedule
1Appoggiatura$105 for HCD private-lesson students/$300 for othersWednesdays, 5:45–6:30 p.m.
2Da Capo$105 for HCD private-lesson students/$300 for othersTuesdays, 6:00–6:45 p.m.
3Intermezzo$105 for HCD private-lesson students/$300 for othersTuesdays, 5–6 p.m.
4Vivace$105 for HCD private-lesson students/$300 for othersSaturdays, 11:15–12:15 p.m.
5Opus '89$195 for HCD private-lesson students/$575 for othersSaturdays, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
A $25 registration fee may apply.


Auditions for these academic-year ensembles are held annually in June. At the audition, students are expected to perform scales, a solo or etudes demonstrating current skill level, and sight-read a piece (provided at the audition).

Our Audition Festival page provides specific age/instrument appropriate guidance on the requirements. While you should consult with your teacher about appropriate repertoire, please feel free to contact us with questions about audition guidelines and expectations.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 860.768.4451 or