About the Strings & Orchestra Program

The Strings & Orchestra Program provides talented student musicians an opportunity to study orchestral repertoire from all major eras while developing their skills on violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students perform alongside their peers in an orchestra and in chamber ensembles, and may also have an opportunity to collaborate with students from the Wind & Jazz Studies Program.

Student Experience

Students will experience a wide range of music education to further their development as string players and creative musicians. The program’s college-preparatory curriculum is designed for its students to receive training in strings and take a wide variety of music courses, including composition, music theory, and music appreciation. Aside from the orchestral experience, students will have many performance opportunities in master classes, sectionals, and chamber music. The students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through master classes, lectures, presentations, and hands-on training.

  • "I have had the best time in conservatory. I have been able to experience different methods and types of music and have discovered where my passion truly lies. I am ahead of the game and have learned so much that will help me in pursuing that passion."
    Gabriel Ruppert - Class of 2021
  • “CSArts-SGV is the best high school experience I could ever ask for. The people, the environment, the teachers, the curriculum, and conservatory is fueled with happiness and teachers that promote your growth. The school has given me a new perspective on future careers and put me on the right path to discovering who I am.”
    David Gonzalez - Class of 2020

Preparing Students for the Future

After completing their education, Strings & Orchestra Program students will be more versatile musicians and prepared to successfully enter a university or arts conservatory program of their choice. Graduates have frequently been exempt from college courses because of their work in the Instrumental Music Conservatory’s Strings & Orchestra Program.