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After School Strings

After School Strings provides class instruction in string instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass).  Classes are held twice weekly after school from October to May.

After School Strings Brochure and Registration Form

Our Summer String Camp meets daily from 9:00-4:00 usually during the third week of June.


NC Symphony Concerts for School Children

Annually the North Carolina Symphony gives two performances in Keppel Auditorium of Catawba College for all fifth grade school children (3000 seats utilized). The school music teachers attend a workshop in Raleigh in August and prepare the children in their music classes. The children are bused to the concerts by the Rowan-Salisbury School System.

he concerts are sponsored by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra with contributions from The Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation and the Margaret C. Woodson Foundation.


Mini Concerts in Schools

Short concerts, designed for elementary school students, are performed by a small ensemble (such as violin, viola, cello, and bass) in each elementary school in Rowan County annually.


5th grade honors chorus

5th grade honors chorus

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

A concert designed for families with children is performed annually by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra as a part of the Symphony Society's subscription concert series.  The concert is performed on a Saturday or Sunday and alternates between the auditoriums of Catawba and Livingstone Colleges.  The concert is promoted by the local elementary music teachers and often involves students from throughout the county.


Rowan Youth Orchestra

The Salisbury Super Strings is a group of young musicians who have graduated from the After School String program and/or have auditioned successfully.  

rs. Marguerite Keller directs the ensemble which meets once a week from September to May.  They present two concerts a year and also perform for community events.