Educating & Inspiring Exceptional Musicians
The MCMC Prelude Orchestra is our beginning string orchestra with piano and harp. Most members are in Grades 3 – 6. This orchestra performs twice a year, in November and May as part of an MCYO concert. There are additional community performances arranged throughout the year. No audition is required.
Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Lakeside Legacy Building (Dole Mansion) 401 Country Club Rd, Conservatory B in Crystal Lake. Refer to the Activity Calendar for more details.
Janet Kvam-Holub was appointed conductor of the Prelude Orchestra in January 1999. She holds the bachelor’s degree from Stephens College in Columbia MO, the master’s degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the doctorate from University of Missouri (Kansas City). She has taught in colleges and public schools in both South Dakota and Missouri. She teaches violin privately for MCMC and at Dundee-Crown High School. Janet is a substitute for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and plays is various chamber music groups in the area.
Each Fall, the Prelude Orchestra musicians attend a portion of the Orchestra Overnight, held at beautiful Conference Point, at William’s Bay, Wisconsin. There is plenty of rehearsal time and musical fun and games. Please join us.