Youth String Orchestra and Beginner Violin Class

Register Now for Fall 2019 Youth String Orchestra!

The Youth String Orchestra is open to all school-age string students, from beginners to advanced musicians. This ensemble provides an opportunity for string players, at any level, to improve their playing skill in high energy, positive environment. Students will focus on their musicianship through the practice and performance of high quality, accessible repertoire.

The students will perform on the stage of historic Elizabeth Hall in a concert at the conclusion of the fall semester. Violin, viola, cello and bass players are welcome. The Youth String experience will foster a love of music for string instrumentalists and teach students the joys of playing with an ensemble.

  • Fall 2019 Schedule: Rehearsals begin Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Rehearsals: Mondays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $120 per semester
  • Location: Presser Hall room 349
  • Fall 2019 Concert: Monday, December 9, 2019

Register Now for Fall 2019 Beginner Violin Class!

Beginner Violin Class is open to children between the ages of 4 and 9. No prior experience is necessary; this class is designed for children who are new to the violin. The class will teach children the fundamentals of violin study, such as parts of the instrument, technique foundations, and some beginning repertoire as well as solo performance instruction.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the class with their children in order to support a positive learning experience. Private lessons are not required, however, families are encouraged to consider private lessons to supplement their studies.

  • Spring 2019 Schedule: Classes begin Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Classes: Saturdays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuition: $120 per semester
  • Location: Presser Hall room 349
  • Fall 2019 Concert: Monday, December 9, 2019
Sophia Pellegrino-Lassiter headshot

Sophia Pellegrino-Lassiter, Conductor

Sophia Pellegrino-Lassiter is a violinist and music teacher originally from New England. She completed her Bachelors in Music Performance at Gordon College in May 2017, where she studied with Sarita Kwok and Susan Kim. She went on to complete her Masters in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2019 where she studied with Darcy Drexler and Bernard Zinck.

In addition to performing and leading community outreach events, Mrs. Pellegrino-Lassiter is actively engaged as a teacher and conductor. She has maintained a full private studio including both face-to-face and Skype students for the last ten years, and has taught at several schools throughout New England: the Upper Valley Waldorf School in Quechee, Vermont, the Academy of Penguin Hall in Wenham, Massachusetts, the String Academy of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and L’Escuela Vieau Public School. She also directs the Upper Valley Waldorf School‘s annual summer music camp program every year, which she created in 2011.

Mrs. Pellegrino-Lassiter is excited to teach and perform in Central Florida, and especially to begin working with the Stetson Community School of Music Youth String Orchestra.

More Information

For more information, please contact our office at or (386) 822-8962.