Chamber Strings

About Chamber Strings

Chamber Strings is SEMYO’s beginning orchestra open to string players with a minimum of one or two years of playing experience. The orchestra will cover the fundamentals of ensemble playing. Students perform a wide variety of original works for string orchestra.


Lori Ringen

SEMYO welcomes Lori Ringen as its new Chamber Strings conductor. She is also starting her second year as the instructor of the SEMYO String Academy at Riverside Central Elementary School. Ms. Ringen has been the orchestra director for 12 years at Friedell Middle School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Luther College and a Master of Education degree in Learning Design and Technology from Saint Mary’s University of MN. In 2016 Ms. Ringen received the SEMYO Bravura Award for Excellence in Music Education. Read More…

Rehearsal & Performance Dates

Rehearsals: Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. – Noon (early September → Mother’s Day with holiday breaks).

Performances: Chamber Strings performs 3 formal concerts per year, one holiday performance, and one day-long outreach tour.

Click here for the current Chamber Strings Calendar

Fees & Scholarships

Cost: Participation fee of $180 per trimester (season – $540).

SEMYO is open to all student musicians regardless of financial constraints. To apply for a scholarship click here.

Documents for Chamber Strings

Chamber Strings 2019-2020 Overview

Click to read the program overview for Chamber Strings Orchestra

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