For violin, viola, cello, bass and piano

On Friday, April 7, 2017 three Stringendo ensembles will be selected to perform before the The Virado Trio concert presented by The JCCC Performing Arts Series, and ALL students will attend the concert for free as part of our Concert Connection. 

We do our best to accommodate all interested participants, but sometimes we are not able to place a student with an age or level appropriate ensemble to offer a good experience.  

Winter Session, 2017

February 11 - April 22

Registration and online audition deadline: January 30

Participation in Stringendo includes one 1.5 hour coaching AND one outside rehearsal weekly for the 10-week session. 

Stringendo Concert

Saturday, April 22 at 4:00

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
11100 College Blvd.
(College and Nieman)
Overland Park, KS

Stringendo Calendar  

Masterclass Schedule

all students perform in 2 masterclasses 

Sat, March 11 from 2:00-4:00

                   Schmitt Music                                        7316 West 119th St.                   Overland Park, KS

Sat., April 8 from 2:00-4:00

Grant Recital Hall, UMKC Conservatory of Music

           Benny Kim and Scott Lee,            guest artists

Concert Connection

Friday, April 7

Trio Verado
Polsky Theatre, JCCC
8:00 pm
all Stringendo students receive free admission to the performance and selected groups will perform before the concert in the Carlsen Center lobby


The Saturday coachings take place at either UMKC or one of the students or faculty members home.  Each ensemble with help from their appointed faculty member will determine the location after placement 

The outside rehearsal takes place at an agreed upon time and place, often at one of the students homes.

Violin, viola, cello, bass and piano students ages 8 - 20 are eligible to participate in this program.  To respect all members of the group, students may not have more than 2 excused absences to participate.  


A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  Applications must be received by the Registration deadline to be considered.

scholarship application

To Apply

All students must fill out the online application form to be considered. 

Placement Auditions

An audition is required.   No live auditions. Please email a recording/link of a solo and scale of your choice to: by the Jan. 30 deadline

You will be billed after acceptance.

Stringendo Tuition

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Heartland Chamber Music is an award-winning student chamber music Academy in the heart of Kansas City. Each summer over 100 string and piano students, ages 8-26 from all over the world gather for the Heartland Chamber Music Festival in Overland Park, Kansas at Johnson County Community College. Students receive instruction from internationally renowned music faculty and present free summer concerts in Yardley Hall. Our music school provides year-round chamber music education, and private lessons in both Suzuki and the traditional method, taking place at the Barstow School. Our young artists also have the opportunity to audition for The Camerata Chamber Orchestra for additional Outreach performance opportunities.

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