SPMA String Ensemble

The Sac Prep Music String Ensemble is:  Free to kids, teens, and young adults who play a string instrument of the violin family, want to improve their sight reading & musicianship, desire a musical environment that is not competitive nor high pressure, but fun, educational and challenging. Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 11.54.50 AM This string ensemble is for beginner to intermediate string players who may not have the opportunity to participate in a music program due to mediocre public education and their cut backs to art & music.

The schedule: SPRING 2015!

The SPMA String Ensemble typically meets once a week on Thursday nights from 5:45pm to 7:00pm, at Sac Prep Music: 3823 V Street Sacramento CA 95817.  Our goal is to perform 4 or more times during the year, usually per the season, and depending upon the availability of the ensemble. The next recital date that we’re working on will be around the beginning of May.

Rehearsals Start on Thursday, FEB 19th @ 5:45pm 

The Premise:

Our concerns, at Sac Prep Music Academy, are that public music education has consistently been cut in some way over the course of so many, many years, that music programs have been watered down, or completely dissolved altogether. Also, public school music-libraries are not being kept up to date & school instrument programs are in disarray… and there is no foresight to repairing or rebuilding music education within the scope of public education.  We desire to see a public music education in our public schools that will actually prepare students for a college level music education program, music programs that are considered a top priority, and until we see that restored in Sacramento, music education in public schools should be considered a failure.

So I feel that it is my duty as a Sacramento native, and music educator, to offer freely, a public music education through this string ensemble.  It is as simple as that… So I hope you’ll join us as we read the classics such as J.S. Bach, Beethoven, or Tchaikovsky. We always have a blast playing music together!

Sincerely,

Ben McClara

Director of Music at Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy

The schedule:

The SPMA String Ensemble typically meets once a week on Thursday nights from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, at Sac Prep Music: 3823 V Street Sacramento CA 95817.  Our goal is to perform 4 or more times during the year, usually per the season, and depending upon the availability of the ensemble.

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Contribute:

You can be a contributor to our string program by donating to the Sac Prep Music general fund, or by donating an instrument, or by donating string orchestra sheet music. We are in need of all three! All the time…




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The SPMA String Ensemble is free to all ages and abilities as it is supported through the generous donations of:

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