Our Ensembles

If your child is interested in joining Aurora Strings or Ursa Major, please complete this form.

Aurora Strings

Our flagship ensemble Aurora Strings brings together the finest string students in Juneau.
Aurora Strings performs in multiple concerts and community events each year and recently traveled to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Aurora Strings rehearses on Sunday afternoons in The Flats area.

Generally, students performing with Aurora Strings are working in Suzuki book 5 and above, up to college level. Many of our high schoolers also play in the All-State Orchestra, and several former Aurora Strings musicians have won the Juneau Symphony Concerto Competition while members of our orchestra.

All Juneau string students are invited to apply. Students are appointed to the orchestra at the discretion of our Music Director Mr. Xia.

Performing at Brooklyn Bridge Park in front of the Statue of Liberty.

Ursa Major

Ursa Major gathers young Juneau string players to play challenging music, make new friends and perform all over town.

Ursa Major rehearses on Friday evenings in the Flats and performs at concerts and events around Juneau.

Students performing in Ursa Major are generally in Suzuki Books 2, 3, and 4 or equivalent, and in school grades 4-9. JAMM students with experience in the “advanced” group are also welcome to audition. Apply to join.

Chamber Groups

Quartets and other small chamber groups, made up of Juneau String Ensemble musicians, are coached by Mr. Xia. For more information on hiring a chamber ensemble to perform at your next event, contact us.

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