Debut Strings Ensemble (DSE)

Debut Strings Ensemble (DSE), is the entry-level string ensemble for the Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AYO Program). Students who benefit the most from this program are those who have been playing long enough to develop a comfortable and correct instrument and bow hold. Students
should be at least a rising second grader or age 7 by September 1.

Rehearsals will cover note reading, identifying rhythms and playing simple string pieces together as an ensemble. We strongly recommend that students entering the Debut Strings Ensemble obtain a private lesson teacher, as the once-a-week group ensemble experience alone is not enough to progress and develop a solid technical foundation. Comparable levels – ASTA Grade 1

Required Concert Attire Audition Requirements By Instrument

Unless otherwise indicated, Debut Strings (DSE) rehearsals are on Saturday mornings.