Orchestra

Concert Orchestra
Credit: 1.00 (2 Semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed for any student who has played or is presently playing a string instrument. Students will read and interpret music, further develop their technical skills, and expand their musicianship. They will learn about composers and study genres to better understand music. This ensemble will have 3 to 4 formal concerts per year. Concert Orchestra members will also participate at the WSMA solo/ensemble festivals. Out of class participation is required

Symphonic Strings
Credit: 1.00 (2 Semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This class is for students who demonstrate the desire and ability to perform more challenging orchestra music. Students will read and interpret advanced repertoire, increase their technical ability and refine their collective musicianship. In addition, orchestra members will work to develop individual performance, listening and analytical skills. This ensemble will have 4 to 5 formal concerts per year, Symphony String Members will also participate at the WSMA solo/ensemble festivals. Out of class participation is required.

See advanced Orchestra offerings under General Music.