Category Archives: West Michigan Youth Symphony

Debut Strings

Debut Strings is an ensemble of middle school students established by the educational outreach arm of the West Michigan Symphony. Any player with at least two years of experience is eligible to audition. The group meets on Monday evenings downtown at the Block, and puts on at least two concerts per year. Debut Strings and their director, Angela Corbin (North Muskegon Orchestra Director) are looking for more members to participate in this fine ensemble. Below is a flyer with more information including how to set up and audition time. I hope many of our 7th grade students consider this opportunity.

Debut Strings Flyer

Debut Strings

A message from Gabe Slimko, Vice President Operations & Personnel Manager of West Michigan Symphony / The Block:

I hope you all enjoyed a rejuvenating summer and have that sense of excitement as school starts. We’re also gearing up for our symphony and education season and are anxious to get going.

Our Debut Strings program has a new conductor!!! Angela Corbin has come on board and has already boosted our excitement for the next chapter in the group. If you don’t know Angela, you can read a little about her here We’re very excited to have a former youth symphony member come onboard to help give back.

We’ll be holding auditions on September 14 at The Block in downtown. As a reminder, Debut Strings is intended for students with at least two years experience and strong note reading skills. We don’t attach an age or grade range since students start string instruments at such a wide age range.

Best of luck for a great year!

Debut Strings Audition flyer Fall 2015