Performing Arts Courses: Orchestra

  • String Orchestra (Beginning)
    Prerequisites: Ability to read music. Minimum of 1 year of orchestra music or private study. Audition or approval of instructor.
    This ensemble of stringed instruments performs music of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary periods. Emphasis is placed upon musicianship, tone production, technique, and sightreading. Stringed instruments include violin, viola, cello, and string bass, some of which are furnished by the school.

    Chamber Orchestra (Advanced)
    Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: Ability to read music. Minimum of 1 year of orchestra music or private study. Audition or approval of instructor.
    This ensemble of stringed instruments performs music of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary periods. Emphasis is placed on musicianship, tone production, technique, and sightreading. Solo or small ensemble performance opportunities may be available for special events. Stringed instruments include violin, viola, cello, and string bass, some of which are furnished by the school. At specified times during the year, the strings may be augmented by winds and percussion to form a full orchestral ensemble.