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2023-2024 Programs



Aria Advanced String Orchestra 


Thursdays at Colorado Springs Christian Schools (CSCS)

4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 14, 2023


Age: 13-18

Suzuki Book 4+

Supports advanced string musicians who seek to experience a broader range of repertoire and develop musicianship and ensemble skills in a chamber style setting. Musicians can look forward to exploring repertoire throughout the ages. 


Cantata Intermediate String Orchestra


Mondays at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church

4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Monday, September 11, 2023

String Orchestra 

Age: 11-18

Suzuki Book 2+

Welcoming intermediate string musicians who are looking to play in an orchestra setting. Musicians will enjoy exploring various works while learning to play in a group setting.



Crossroads Beginner Strings


Mondays at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church

3:15-4:15 p.m. beginning September 18, 2023

Beginner String Program 

Age: 7-12

Open to children ages 7+ who would like to explore the world of music through a string instrument.  Learn the basics of instrument set-up, sound production, proper bow hold, reading music, and learning short songs. Registered students will experience 50 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of fellowship. There will be a Winter and Spring concert. 

Crossroads Beginner Strings Tuition: 

* $265 per semester (September to December or January to May)

* Full tuition due by first rehearsal on September 18, 2023

* $75.00 non-refundable deposit due upon registration to hold your spot

* Tuition includes: 1 hour weekly instruction, music, and t-shirt 

* Musicians will be sized and assigned to an instrument

* Note: Instrument rental is not included with tuition




Audition Information

String musicians are invited to audition for Colorado Crossroads Youth Orchestra's

2023-2024 season 

ONLY video submissions will be accepted at this time

All videos are due by September 5, 2023

Video Audition Requirements:

1. Solo: Musician's choice. Solo should showcase shifting, tone, vibrato, musicality, and rhythm. 1-minute limit. Acapella only.

2. Scale: Coordinating 1, 2, or 3-octave scale in the same key as the solo piece.  

3. Excerpts are posted at the BOTTOM of this page.  Musicians should select the TWO that best showcases their ability.

* Video submissions are welcome for those that are unable to make the in-person audition dates.  Your video should include solo, scale, and excerpts.  Our conductor reserves the right to set-up a video call with you for the sight-reading portion of auditions. Please email video auditions by September 5, 2023 for consideration to

Auditions will be evaluated on presentation, tone, musicality, accuracy, intonation, technique, and rhythm.  A copy of the audition evaluation and comments will be available to all participating musicians. 

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