Danbury Centre Strings (formerly Danbury Preparatory String Orchestra) is a learning ensemble for string musicians new to orchestral playing. Rehearsals emphasize the development of instrumental technique, listening skills, and ensemble awareness.
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-9 pm.
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Tuition is $235 for the season (September-May)
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Music Director and Conductor, Danbury Preparatory String Orchestra
Glen Lebetkin has been the director of the Danbury Preparatory String Orchestra since 1999. The program, under his direction, continues to grow in size and popularity. Mr. Lebetkin retired as music teacher in Ridgebury Elementary School where he taught from 1973 – 2008. He directed strings, band, chorus, general music, as well as musicals. Along with his wife Harriet, he directs Danbury Talent Education, a Suzuki School where violin and piano are taught. Mr. Lebetkin, a violinist, graduated cum laude from Ithaca College with a major in music education. He received his Master of Science degree from Western Connecticut State University, also with a major in music education. In addition to his many school responsibilities, Mr. Lebetkin has also been a guest conductor for the Greenwich All-City Elementary Orchestra and has adjudicated for the Connecticut All-State violin auditions. He is a recipient of many awards and honors recognizing his work on behalf of World Health and hunger, and active community service.