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Strings at Carroll

 

Welcome to the award-winning String program at Bishop Carroll!

 

We have 4 string orchestra ensembles ranging from beginner to pre-professional:

 

Ensemble Eruditio (Beginner Strings)

“Eruditio” is Latin for instruction, teaching, knowledge, learning

                                                     

 Ensemble Intermezzo

“Intermezzo” is Italian for intermediate, in between, a musical interlude

 

Cantabile Strings

“Cantabile” is Italian for in a singing style, flowing, melodious

 

Virtuosi Strings

“Virtuosi” (plural of virtuoso) is Italian for a person highly skilled

in a musical or artistic pursuit

 

 

Key info:

 

  • Ensembles are comprised of the orchestral strings: violin, viola, cello and double bass

  • String ensembles rehearse 3 hours per week during the school day

  • School instruments are available to rent

  • Auditions for students with experience playing their instrument take place in early September

  • All ensembles participate in the Christmas and Spring concerts, as well as our annual “String Fling” in February

  • Clinicians from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Mount Royal University Conservatory faculty work with our string students

  • Earn up to 30 high school credits by taking Strings!

Some recent highlights of the String program:

 

  • Performance and panel discussion on, “How to Build A Culture of Success in Your Music Program” at Music Conference Alberta, Edmonton AB, October 2018

  • Won an international audition to perform at The Midwest Clinic – the world’s largest music education conference in Chicago IL, December 2017

  • Ensemble Eruditio, Cantabile Strings & Virtuosi Strings receive “Superior” ratings at the Calgary Performing Arts Festival (CPAF) and top orchestra awards of the festival

  • Invited to perform at the Stars of the Festival concert (CPAF)

  • Annual String Camp at Easter Seals Camp Horizon in Bragg Creek AB (pre-Covid 19)

  • Performances at “WE Day Alberta” at the Saddledome, CCSD Faith Day, the Annual Bishop’s Dinner at the Telus Convention Centre, and the Mayor’s Arts Luncheon at BMO Centre

 

For more information about the program contact:

Ms. Christina Visy, Director of Strings​

christina.visy@cssd.ab.ca