Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is for the student who can read music at an intermediate level or higher and who has experience playing an orchestral string instrument: violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students perform a varied repertoire of music including orchestral transcriptions, multicultural works, classical pieces, and original pieces for string ensembles. Orchestra performs in two concerts throughout the year, graduation, and may be called upon for other occasions. Students experience a sense of cooperation and teamwork as they rehearse in both small sectionals and as a larger ensemble during Orchestra class.
Prerequisites: Experience playing an orchestral string instrument. A placement audition is required.