Academy String Orchestra is an intermediate ensemble that plays music from Baroque through Modern periods. For outstanding musicians, solo opportunities are available for performances.
Students participating in Academy String Orchestra must have ensemble experience, musical style, and expression, along with experience in vibrato, shifting, and playing in various positions. Tuition is not refundable.
Meet the Conductor
Grace Seng began playing the violin at age 3 and joined the Seattle Youth Symphony in 5th grade. She moved to SLO in 2003 and performs with the San Luis Obispo Symphony, Festival Mozaic Orchestra, and Mariposa String Quartet. Grace graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and from the Manhattan School of Music with a Master of Music in Violin Performance. She has been a member of the San Luis Obispo Symphony since 2003, and has worked with the SLO Youth Symphony since 2017.