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Edwardsville String Ensemble

Linda Bristol, Director

A beginning level string orchestra which emphasizes music reading skills and refinement of ensemble playing technique. ESE complements students' school and/ or private lessons and helps them prepare for participation in Edwardsville Youth Orchestra.


Violin, viola, cello and bass students who have had at least one year of instruction. Age 7 and up.

Ability to recognize note names and rudimentary rhythms

Auditions are NOT required for this group

Weekly Rehearsals:

Saturdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Founder's Hall

A complete schedule of rehearsals will be handed out at the first meeting.

12 rehearsals per semester.


• 2 concerts per year. One in December and one in April

Cost: $180 per year for students NOT enrolled in the SIUE String Program

$20 non-refundable registration fee

(checks payable to: SIUE)

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