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Rehearsal Location

SoundPoint Strings is grateful to use the beautiful facilities of the Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the campus of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN.   Most of our classes meet on the 1st floor, and can be accessed most easily from the lower parking lot.



Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church

Class Codes

    1:6 Music and Motion
    1:9 Music Theory Explorations Levels 1 and 2
   4:2  Suzuki Group Class
   4:4  Early Readers Pre-Orchestra
   4:6  Intermediate Orchestra
   4:8  Advanced Orchestra
   4:5  Parents’ Circle

Class Schedule

SoundPoint Strings meets Mondays from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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Music Theory Explorations Levels 1 and 2 (5:00-5:40)
Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras (5:45-7:00)
Music and Motion-Early Readers (5:45-6:10)
Early Readers Class (6:15-7:00)
Suzuki Group Class (5:45-6:25)
Music and Motion-Suzuki Group Class (6:30-7:00)
Parents’ Circle (5:45-6:25 every other week)


 All SPS Students must be enrolled in private lessons, and in their school’s string program (if one exists.)
Advanced Orchestra:
in Suzuki book 4 or equivalent, comfortable shifting to at least 5th position, key signatures and scales are solid, reads confidently.
Intermediate Orchestra: in Suzuki book 3 or equivalent, solid with reading bsics, knows the keys of G, D, A, and C.
Early Readers: in Suzuki book 2 or equivalent, has been introduced to the basics of notation (pitches on staff, rhythmic notation)
Suzuki Group Class: open to any violinist, violist or cellist from Pre-Twinkle through book 2.  No music reading required.
Music and Motion: All Early Readers and Suzuki Group students have Music and Motion classes this year, every week. Younger siblings may register for just this class.  Parents are encouraged to participate with their child.
Music Theory Explorations: New in 2023 – Levels 1 and 2.  Open to any intermediate or advanced student.  Placement will be determined by the teachers.
     Level 1: Music handwriting, scales, intervals, basic chords
     Level 2: Chord analysis, inversions, cadences and more

Semester Appointments

Rehearsal and Performance Dates: 2023-2024

First Rehearsal: Monday, August 21
Sept. 11 – Rehearsal
Sept. 18 – Rehearsal
Sept. 25 – Rehearsal
Oct. 2 – “Works in Progress” Concert
Oct. 9 – NO REHEARSAL (Fall Break)
Oct. 16 Rehearsal
Oct. 23 Rehearsal
Oct. 30 Rehearsal
Nov. 6 Rehearsal
Nov. 11, Sabbath – Advanced Orchestra for Collegedale SDA Church
Nov. 12 Sunday – Hope Twinkles (location TBA)
Nov. 13 Rehearsal
Dec. 4 Dress Rehearsal
Dec. 11 Christmas Concert
Concert: Monday, March 4, 2024
Final Concert Monday, April 29
Jan. 8, 2024 –  First Rehearsal Second Semester
Detailed calendar for second semester will be given out at the first rehearsal.

Performance attire:

Black bottoms (pants or skirt)
White top.  Dressy, with at least half-length-sleeves. NO print or pictures.
Black dress shoes
Ties are not required for boys at this point.

All Prices Per Semester

4:2 Suzuki Group Class (includes Music and Motion, Parents’ Circle) $130

4:4 Early Readers Pre-Orchestra (Includes Music and Motion, Parents’ Circle) $130

4:6 Intermediate Orchestra (includes Parents’ Circle) $195

4:6+1:9 Intermediate Orchestra and Music Theory Explorations (includes Parent’s Circle) $300

4:8 Advanced Orchestra (includes Parents’ Circle) $195

4:8+1:9 Advanced Orchestra and Music Theory Explorations (includes Parent’s Circle) $300

1:6 Music and Motion [only] (for younger siblings of SoundPoint students) $85

1:9 Music Theory [only]:  $195

4:5 Parents’ Circle [only]: $195

4:19 Scholarship program for need-based assistance: contact the director

Payment is due at the first meeting of each semester, and can be made via cash, or check made out to SoundPoint Strings.


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Thanks to Our Donors and Sponsors!

We could not make this program run without the help of many people who support what we do.  From the church who allows us to use their facilities, to those who donate instruments, or who donate  tuition for students who could not afford to be part of SPS, sponsors help make this happen. If you would like to help, you can send a donation to our address below.  And thank you so much for your help. 

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