The Prelude String Ensemble provides a high quality introduction to important concepts of performing in an ensemble. Members will apply their technical knowledge of how to play their instrument to string orchestra literature, learn orchestra rehearsal techniques, learn musical terms, and understand basic music theory. Instruction includes understanding the role of the conductor, and learning to follow the conductor.

Upcoming Season

Ms. Marcella Schantz continues her post as conductor of the Prelude String Ensemble. Marcella has extensive experience as a musician and educator. We are looking forward to another exciting season under her leadership.



Here are photos and DVD of the opening cocert.


pre7The Prelude String Ensemble performs three concerts per year at the Jewish Community Center Silicon Valley (map). Concert admission is $5 for adults; $2.50 for students and seniors; and free for kids under 5.


Rehearsals are held every Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church (FLC) in Los Gatos.
(details and map)