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Welcome to The Stanwich School String Orchestra Web Page!


PH String Orchestra

The Stanwich School is pleased to offer 1st , 2nd and 3rd grade Primary House students the opportunity, during the school day, to study a stringed instrument and participate in a performing ensemble.  If you are interested, please follow the link below to complete the online form.

Students may choose violin, viola, cello or bass.  Students will attend small group lessons once each week and participate in a winter and spring performance.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Bettincourt ext. 241 or email  To register, click here.

IH String Orchestra

Students in the I.H. string orchestra program will work on developing individual musicianship through small group instruction, as well as the ability to play within an ensemble setting by participating in the I.H. orchestra.  Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory, ear training, sight reading, strings technique, critical listening skills, and performing.  The orchestra will be performing original concert works for string orchestra in the winter and spring concerts.  Student’s work is assessed on the basis of their growth of musical skills and knowledge, in class conduct, in and out of class preparation, participation and contribution to the musical success of the whole ensemble.

Upper School String Orchestra

Students in the Upper School string orchestra  will develop individual musicianship skills, as well as the ability to play as an ensemble by practicing and performing selected repertoire.  Students will work on numerous fundamentals including sight-reading, music theory, ear training, critical listening skills, strings technique and scales.   Their work is assessed and graded on the basis of the growth of their musical skills and knowledge, their attention, and participation and contribution to the musical success of the whole ensemble.  Exams include a winter and spring concert.


IH Music Links 2016-17

Defender of Time

New World Symphony Theme


Pirates Of The Caribbean

US Music Links 2016-17

Back To The Future


The Planets

Bond...James Bond

Adagio Cantabile


  Concert Dates

Lower School:  May 25 at 5:00pm

Upper School: May 24 at 6:00pm

String Instrument Rental Companies:

Atelier 203-637-7421

Music and Arts (914) 381-5205

Rental Items:

Instrument, Bow

Violin, Viola Shoulder Rest(foam is sufficent)


Music Stand (for home)


Useful Music Software and Web-Sites

Smart Music (Play Along Software):

Music Theory:

Off Campus Performance Opportunities

Fairfield County Strings Festival