Prelude Strings Summer Session - Registration opens May 12th


What is Prelude Strings Orchestra?

Prelude Strings is open to 5th – 7th grade students.  The program is a unique, 7-week opportunity for you to play with other young string students in an exciting orchestral experience. 

There are weekly rehearsals and sectionals.  Sectionals will be coached by educators from several school districts, UNO, and the Omaha Symphony. 


Two Sessions are offered based upon the student’s skill level

ETUDE I - 9:00-11:00 for students who are in Essential Elements Book 1 & 2

ETUDE II - 12:00-2:00 for students who have completed Essential Elements Book 2


Where is Prelude String held?

Rehearsals will be hosted at Abraham Lincoln High School, 1205 Bonham Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The dress rehearsal and concert on Tuesday, July 29th will either be at AL or a location in Council Bluffs which will be announced and open to the public.


        Prelude Strings - Schedule

1.       Tuesday, June 17

2.       Tuesday, June 24

3.       Tuesday, July 8

4.       Tuesday, July 15

5.       Tuesday, July 22

6.       Tuesday, July 29

7.       Tuesday, July 29th

·         2:00-5:00 Group Rehearsal and activities

·         5:00 Concert and Picnic


Applications must be either submitted on-line or postmarked by May 30TH, 2014. 

Register for Prelude Strings – Summer Session


PROGRAM FEE:  $40.00 for 10 hours of professional music instruction and a Concert Performance

Fees waived for students receiving either free or reduced meals.

Submit payment for Audition Fee


Download the Student Information Sheet and Code of Conduct for your reference

Prelude Strings – Student Information Sheet


Prelude Strings – Release and Code of Conduct



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This year marks the 15th season Aviva Segal has shared her passion, dedication, knowledge and sense of fun with young Omaha area musicians.  Her love of music and education continue to inspire all of us who have worked alongside her, or seen her energy and excitement creating music with our children. One of the great life skills Aviva teaches through her music is that by working together, combining our skills and resources, we can accomplish so much more than we can as individuals.  


This year's Omaha Gives! campaign, planned for May 21, gives all of us the perfect opportunity to live this lesson.  Please help us continue to support Aviva’s tenure by giving a gift of $50 or more in her honor during this year’s OmahaGives! campaign.

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