PMP/Suncoast Super Strings


The 2017-2018 Super Strings program comprises a group of young string players between the ages of 8 and 18 from Sarasota and Manatee counties, and throughout Florida, who will be given the unique opportunity to play side-by-side with the Perlman Music Program String Orchestra under the direction of internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor, Itzhak Perlman! This will be the first year Super Strings invites musicians who play violin, viola, cello and bass to audition for the program. A preparatory workshop with local music instructors is held to support participants. This season will mark the fifth Super Strings program, which is presented as part of a public orchestra rehearsal during The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency taking place December 21, 2017 through January 6, 2018.

This year's piece: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525, movement 1

How To Participate

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Florida residents ages 8-18 who play violin, viola, cello or bass may apply. Those who submit a completed application, letter of recommendation and video audition MP4 file by the deadline (via YouTube, Dropbox or a thumb drive by mail) will be considered to participate in the Super Strings program. See "Important Dates" below for deadlines and rehearsal/performance dates. PLEASE NOTE: Spaces are limited! 

Administrative Fee

Upon performing a successful audition and being invited to particiapte in the PMP/Suncoast Super Strings program:

      • Sarasota and Manatee County residents: $50 per student
      • Out-of-county Florida residents: $100 per student
      • Scholarship support is available on a need basis

Important Dates

(Updated 10-12-17)
  • NEW REVISED DEADLINE! September 20: Online deadline for Application, Recommendation & Video Submission Deadline (or postmarked by September 18)
  • Early October: Invitation to participate 
  • Saturday, October 28: 12:30-4:30 PM: Workshop + Parent/Student Orientation
  • Saturday, December 30:  4:30 PM Rehearsal + Dinner (Super Strings Only) and 7:00 PM Side-by-Side with PMP String Orchestra (open to the public), followed by a Reception for Super Strings & PMP Students and faculty

Application, Information and Parts Available to Download

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Workshop Location - October 28:

Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport (8009 15th St. E., Sarasota, FL 34243)

Rehearsal & Side-by-Side Location - December 30:

USF Sarasota-Manatee (8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243).

Sponsored By:

2016-2017 Super Strings Participants

2016-2017 Super Strings Participants

2016-2017 Super Strings Performance

2016-2017 Super Strings Performance

2016-2017 Super Strings Workshop

2016-2017 Super Strings Workshop