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The Junior Strings

​The Junior Orchestra is for ambitious young musicians aged between 8 and above. This is also the first step of the orchestral pathway for aspiring members to move up to the Selangor Symphony Youth Orchestra.

We welcome any players who play the violin, viola, and cello to join the Junior Orchestra. 

The Junior Orchestra rehearses on every Saturdays 3pm - 4:30pm on the following classes and activities: 

Weekly Classes (on every Saturday): 

  • 2:30pm - 3pm: Orchestra technique class (30 mins)

  • 3pm - 4:30pm: Orchestra rehearsal, sectional and/or full orchestra. (1.5 hour with break)

Annual activities:

  • A few concerts a year including annual concert, shopping mall concert, and side-by-side concert with the Selangor Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • Participate in annual Music Camp 
  • Watch rehearsals of SSO 
  • Observe masterclasses coached by SSO guest soloists
  • Special workshop on educational topics presented by scholars and renowned guest speakers

REQUIREMENTS

Open for violin, viola, and cello only

  • Between ages of 8 and 9

  • Grade 2 to 3

  • All players must have a private instrumental teacher and are taking weekly lessons on the instrument that they are applying 

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Applicants please record and email us 1 video audition piece. Audition pieces for Junior Orchestra can be downloaded HERE. 

  2. ALL applicants must submit the video to us via email and send to admin@sso.org.my. For large video files please use WeTransfer www.wetransfer.com to email us your video. WeTransfer is the simplest way to share large files up to 2GB for free. You may choose to send us the video by Whatsapp or Google Drive. 

  3. To learn more about the audition and more other info please visit our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

FEES

  • RM600/Term per orchestra member (one Term is 3 months)

  • All orchestra members pay by Term 

  • Each Term is inclusive of public holidays

  • New players pay one-time RM40 registration fee. Registration fee comes with a SSO t-shirt

  • Please note that Term 4 ends in mid December

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Fill in and submit the Online Application HERE

  2. You will be contacted by us to submit your video recording AFTER we receive and review your application

  3. Upon successful on your video audition, you will be invited to come for a trial with our orchestra

  4. Upon mutual interest, you will be prompted to make payment and to become member of the Junior Orchestra

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