Regional String Orchestra Program

Our multi-level string orchestra program is open to developing, intermediate, and advanced level string students. Members receive high quality training and can take advantage of learning opportunities offered by Indian Hill Music School's large faculty and the musicians of our professional Orchestra of Indian Hill.

NEXT AUDITIONS: August 24 & 25, 2015 See links below for more information


Day Time Tution
per year
Start Date
for developing string players
Monday 5:10-6:00 pm $395 regular rate
$375 early bird discount
pd by July 15
Sept 8, 2014
intermediate to advanced
level students
Monday 5:00-6:20 pm $545 regular rate
$525 early bird discount
pd by July 15
Sept 8, 2014
advanced level students
Monday 6:30-8:30 pm $545 regular rate
$525 early bird discount
pd by July 15
Sept 8, 2014

Scholarships available for all of our Music School programs. Submit application or call 978.486.9524 (press 0).

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  • About our Directors
  • History

Todd Hamelin - Chamber Strings Ensemble

ToddTodd Hamelin is Strings Director at the Norman E. Day and Abbot Elementary Schools in Westford, MA. In addition,  Todd also teaches private lessons in Chelmsford. As a youth, Todd took violin lessons right here at Indian Hill Music. Today, he also enjoys playing violin with the Orchestra of Indian Hill and conducting the Nashoba Youth Orchestra at Indian Hill Music. Todd holds degrees from University of Massachusetts Lowell and Boston University.

Deanna Leedy-Andreozzi - Camerata Strings Ensemble

DeannaDeanna Leedy-Andreozzi, an Ohio native, attended Boston University where she majored in Music Education. Falling in love with New England, she stayed and has been teaching in the public school systems since 2004. She also maintains a private teaching studio. Deanna holds a Master’s in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music and is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Educational Leadership at Lesley University. As a cellist, she has studied with Mark Schroder, Mike Reynolds, and George Neikrug. Deanna has appeared with the West Virginia Symphony, Civic Symphony of Boston, and the Quincy Symphony. She has adjudicated for the junior and senior district festivals and is the current President-Elect of the Massachusetts chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

Bruce Hangen - Sinfonia Strings Ensemble

BruceArtistic Director and Conductor of the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Bruce Hangen is known for his ability to make music come alive. He is also Director of Orchestral Activities at The Boston Conservatory, serving as principal orchestral conductor and director of conducting programs. A frequent guest conductor of the country’s leading orchestras, from New York to Dallas, Bruce led the Boston Pops in almost 300 performances in the last 30 years. Guest appearances have also taken him to Canada, Japan, Albania, Taiwan, and New Zealand. Bruce was formerly affiliated with the Portland (ME) Opera Repertory Theatre as its founder and Artistic/General Director from 1995-2003. He was also Music Director of the Omaha Symphony (1984-96) and Music Director and Conductor of the Portland (ME) Symphony (1976-86), among several other posts. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Bruce was a conducting fellow at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood for two summers where his teachers included Gunther Schuller, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Bruno Maderna, and Joseph Silverstein. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from University of New England in 1981, and was the recipient of the ICAN Foundation of Omaha’s 1990 Browning Award for Career Excellence and Vision.

Bruce's conducting of youth orchestras spans all decades of his professional life. As Music Director of various professional orchestras, he has remained dedicated to the cultivation of young musicians at all stages of their musical study. Most recently, Bruce was guest conductor for the Nebraska All-State Festival High School Orchestra. He has conducted All-States in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maine, Montana, Rhode Island, Colorado, New Hampshire and Minnesota. Additionally, Bruce has conducted the Massachusetts Northeastern, Eastern and Southeastern District High School Orchestras. Other festival engagements have included conducting the Denver City-Wide Youth Orchestra, the Maine ASTA Conference, the Lincoln (NE) City-Wide Orchestra, Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, and the Central Massachusetts Youth Orchestra.


The Indian Hill Music Youth Orchestra (formerly Nashoba Youth Orchestra at Indian Hill Music) was established in 2014. The ensemble was previously known as the Nashoba Youth Orchestra, which was founded in 2004 through the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, Massachusetts. After ten successful years as an independent youth orchestra, the ensemble program became a part of Indian Hill Music School's program offerings.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

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