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Beginning Orchestra
Grade Level: 6th and 7th
Prerequisite: None
Course Length: Full year

This is a class for the student who is a beginner on an orchestral string instrument. Proper instrument care, correct playing techniques, finger positions, tone production, counting, basic musical terms, and notation are stressed. Placement on individual instruments will be determined by teacher recommendation based on consultation with students and parĀ­ents.

 

Intermediate Orchestra
Grade Level: 7 & 8
Prerequisite: Beginning Orchestra and/or Audition
Course Length: Full year

The intermediate orchestra is primarily a performance organization for students with at least one year of orchestra experience. Members of this organization should have developed a moderate degree of performance ability. The work of the first year is continued with a greater emphasis placed upon growing musical awareness and continued development of musicianship, control, and technical facility. Members of this class are expected to participate in all orchestra activities.

 

Advanced Orchestra
Grade Level: 7 & 8
Prerequisite: Beginning or Intermediate Orchestra and/or Audition
Course Length: Full year

The advanced orchestra is primarily a performance organization for students with at least one year of orchestra experience. Members of this organization should have developed a high degree of performance ability. The work of the previous year is continued with a greater emphasis placed upon growing musical awareness and continued development of musicianship, control, and technical facility. Members of this class are expected to particiĀ­pate in all orchestra activities.

 

*Additional expense may be required for a uniform. Some before and after school rehearsals are required in addition to several evening concerts which are part of the curriculum.

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