Sinfonietta is a sub-group of advanced string players, drawn from the larger String Orchestra, who want to play additional music at a high performance level. Selected by audition, this ensemble provides opportunities to develop performance skills in string ensemble repertoire. The Sinfonietta serves both as a witnessing and as a public relations organization for GCA. Several performances and tours are scheduled each year. The group often goes on tours by themselves or combined with the band or with a praise team. Students should plan to be in the group for the entire year, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Uniforms are required and a touring fee may be required.