Joining LDYE



LDYE is a teaching ensemble for string musicians from ages 6 to 18.

We now offer a Prep Orchestra for students ages 6 - 12 who have less experience on the instrument.

Admission to LDYE is based on an audition.

Auditions for the 2016/2017 season will be held in June and September (2016) and February (2017). Contact us FMI. Download an AUDITION APPLICATION and instructions.





Interested students must be able to:

Bullet  Read music fluently

Bullet  Play at least a level 2 NYSSMA solo or comparable piece

Bullet  Play a scale that spans at least 2 octaves and 3 octave scales are encouraged


Prep Orchestra students should be able to play:

Bullet  A solo piece that demonstrates proficiency equivalent to the last three pieces of Suzuki book 1

Bullet  Sight read a short melody in D major or G major and a rhythm comprised of half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes. (excerpts will be provided at the audition)

Bullet  Violinists: a two octave scale in either G major or C major

Bullet  Violists and Cellist:  a two octave C Major scale



***If you would like to join LDYE send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an audition!

Contact Music Director, Uli Speth for more information at 917-902-9301 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Board of Directors

Kathy Holmstrom, President

Michael Hanbridge, Vice President

Susan Hammerslag, Treasurer

Dennis Higgins, Secretary

Norman Farwell

Sallie Han

Tor Dutcher


  • Address:
    • Little Delaware Youth Ensemble
    • P.O. Box 206
    • Oneonta, NY 13820
  • Business Manager:
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