If you're a string, wind, brass or percussion player ages 14-20, join us to rehearse and perform fun and challenging orchestral music. You'll play original masterpieces by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and others. You'll also play 20th-century music, sometimes including popular classics by Led Zeppelin and the Beatles. The Sinfonia performs winter and spring concerts in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

The Sinfonia began in 1993 as a middle school string ensemble directed by the late Arthur Montzka. Linc Smelser became director in 1996. In 1999, the string ensemble became a full high school orchestra.


Admission to Sinfonia is by audition only. Auditions for the 2024-2025 Sinfonia will be held May 25, 2024, in the Music Building, rooms 157 and 161, starting at 11 a.m.

Audition Sign-up Form

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Rehearsal Schedule

Dates: (28 rehearsals): Wednesdays, Sept. 6 – May 8. (No rehearsals Nov. 22, Dec. 14 through Jan. 30, and Mar. 27. )
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Location: Music Building, room 155
Fee: $345 annually
Director: Linc Smelser



Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Concert Hall

May 8, 7:30 p.m., Concert Hall

Other Events

Bring-a-Friend Day: Our second spring rehearsal is open to any interested high school musician, free of charge. Current ensemble members are encouraged to bring a friend, but anyone may attend. Participants should bring their instruments.

Concerto Competition

Sinfonia holds an annual concerto competition. The winner receives a $200 prize and performs on the concert hall stage with Sinfonia at the May concert.

Learn more about the Concerto Competition.

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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Online Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(lunch from noon – 1 p.m.)

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