Rachel Bierkan, director
Jessica Cox, assistant director
For students in 5th- 8th grades (and returning 9th graders)
CJS rehearses every Sunday from 2-5 PM at Loveland Intermediate School. Attendance is required each week. Performances will be in December and May with an all-day School Tour in May.
2-5 p.m. Sunday, rehearsals begin September 15
Loveland Intermediate School, 757 S. Lebanon Rd., Loveland, OH 45140
Cincinnati Junior Strings (CJS) is a high-achieving, performing orchestra designed to augment area private studios and public school string programs in training young players. CJS has made several international performing tours of Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada, China and Hong Kong. At the conductor’s discretion, one student will be awarded a full tuition scholarship for the year.
This is an auditioned ensemble. All slots have been filled for the 2019-20 school year. Check back for next year's audition information.
For a CJS audition, students must prepare:
1. Scales - 2 or 3 octave major scales
2. Solo - The prepared solo should demonstrate the student's playing abilities. CJS members must be able to shift, do vibrato, demonstrate bow control, play in a variety of key signatures with a variety of rhythms.
3. Sightreading - Sightreading for CJS will include rhythmic, key signature, bowing and fingering challenges.