Studio Calendar


June 11 Summer session begins - no lessons June 18-25


July 3-7 Lessons with Pico

July 18-20 Lessons with Pico


August 31 end of summer session


Sept 1-11 Lessons with Pico by request

Fall session begins Sept 11

Sept 14-16 Carrie out of town

Sept 21 4:00-4:45/4:45-6:45 Performance Class at Pilgrim

Sept 22 7:30 and Sept 23 2:30 Bozeman Symphony


Oct 3 5:30-7:15 No lessons - rescheduled for an evening that week

Oct 9 and 11-16 Lessons with Pico (Oct 10 rescheduled to Oct 8 or 12)

Oct 26 4:00-4:45/4:45-6:45 Performance Class at Pilgrim

Oct 27 7;30 and Oct 28 2:30 Bozeman Symphony


Nov 1 @3pm - Nov 4 Lessons with Pico

Nov 7-12 Lessons with Pico

Nov 16-18 Carrie out of town

Nov 22-23 Thanksgiving, no lessons

Nov 26 Final Group Class (8 classes total)

Nov 29-Dec 4 Lessons with Pico (Nov 28 rescheduled to Nov 25 or 27)


Dec 7 4:00-4:45/4:45-6:45 Performance Class at Pilgrim

Dec 14 3:45 and 5;00 Fall Recital at Pilgrim, end of fall semester

Dec 16 Make up day

Dec 17 Final day of fall semester


Jan 2 Spring semester begins

Local Instrument Repair

Lisa Barrett, Livingston 406-223-9425
Mark Hollinger, Missoula  406-542-2012

Instrument Supply

Shar Music
Robertson and Sons
Claire Givens
Ruening and Son

Second String Orchestra

The Second String Orchestra is a community orchestra based in Bozeman, Montana, consisting of non-professional string players who enjoy getting together to play and perform classical and other diverse types of musical repertoire.  

 --Fall Calendar-- 

Fall Program

Rehearsals at Pilgrim Church 5:00-7:15: Sept 23/30, Oct 7/21/28, Nov 4/18/25

Dress Rehearsal at Pilgrim: Saturday Dec 8 4:30-6:45

Outreach: Sunday Dec 9 5:00-6:00 at Gallatin Gateway Community Center

Concert at Pilgrim: Tuesday Dec 11 at 7:30pm, 6:45pm touch up


The SSO will again play the Messiah at First Presbyterian. The Messiah project is optional – please indicate your plan to participate with fall registration.

Rehearsals at Pilgrim: Dec 13 7:30-9:30 (strings with Carrie), Dec 14 7:00-9:00 (strings with Lukas)

Dress at First Pres: Dec 15 1:00-3:00 (tutti)

Concert at First Pres: Dec 16 at 3:00

Chamber Music Program

A chamber music and home-school orchestra program for Youth. Please contact Carrie for more details.

  --Fall Calendar-- 

Registration Due August 25

Music will be distributed by Sept 17.

Coachings and Rehearsals Wednesdays at Pilgrim Church beginning Sept 26 3:55-4:40 or 4:40-5:25

Carrie’s coachings: Sept 26, Oct 3/17/24/31, Nov 7; Nov 28 with Greg Young gyoung@montana.edu

Pico’s coachings: Sept 26, Oct 3/17/24/31, Nov 7/28

No rehearsals: Nov 22 – Thanksgiving

Outreach Tour: Nov 14 3:50-5:00 at Aspen Pointe TBC

Dress Rehearsal: Dec 5 at regular coaching time

Concert in Pilgrim Sanctuary: Dec 12 – arrive at 4pm, concert 4:30-5:30

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