Virtuosi GMEA

Atlanta Festival Virtuosi

Spring 2024 Concert on April 13!

Auditions for 2024-2025 Season on April 20!

The Atlanta Festival VirtuosiWilliam Pu, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Virtuosi offers high-level string players the opportunity to perform fantastic string ensemble repertoire full of lush melodies and vigorous technical passages.

Participation is open to all students in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond, with rehearsals and performances in North Fulton County! Acceptance into the Virtuosi is by audition.

All rehearsals, unless indicated otherwise, take place at William Pu Music Academy for the 2024-2025 season. 

Rehearsals will take place every other Thursday per the schedule below from 5:30-7:30pm.

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AFV 2023-2024 Schedule

Fall 2023 Rehearsals & Concert

  • August 24, 5:30-7:30pm
  • September 7, 5:30-7:30pm
  • September 21, 5:30-7:30pm
  • October 5, 5:30-7:30pm
  • October 26, 5:30-7:30pm
  • November 2, 5:30-7:30pm
  • CONCERT – Sunday, November 5, 4:00pm @ Northview High School Auditorium

Spring 2024 Rehearsals & Concert

  • February 22, 5:30-7:00
  • March 7, 5:30-7:00
  • March 14, 5:30-7:00
  • March 21, 5:30-7:00
  • March 28, 5:30-7:00
  • April 11, 5:30-7:00
  • CONCERT – April 13, 2024, 4:00pm @ Northview High School Auditorium

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2024-2025 season will take place on Saturday, April 20 at Northview High School. If you are unable to audition that day, please email [email protected] to make alternate audition arrangements. Below are the audition requirements.


  • Violin: G major scale, 3 octave, separate and slurred bows
  • Viola: C major scale, 3 octave, separate and slurred bows
  • Cello: C major scale, 3 octave, separate and slurred bows
  • Bass: G major scale, 2 octave, separate and slurred bows

Prepared Repertoire

Students should prepare 6-8 minutes of music of their choice, including a technical (fast) excerpt and a lyrical (slow) excerpt. Sight-reading will also be included during the audition.




The non-refundable annual tuition for the AFV is $750.00 is due by September 1, 2024. 


Atlanta Festival Academy Programs

  • Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Music Camp (founded in 2019)
  • Atlanta Festival Academy Solo Competition (founded in 2020)        
  • Virtual Masterclass Series (founded in 2020)
  • Atlanta Festival Academy Chamber Music Camp (founded in 2021)
  • Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (founded in 2021) 
  • Atlanta Festival Junior Orchestra (founded in 2023)
  • Atlanta Festival Symphony Orchestra (starting in 2023)
  • Atlanta Festival Virtuosi (starting in 2023)
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.