Advanced Orchestra

Course Description: Advanced Strings is designed for the student who has at least one year of experience on violin, viola, cello or bass. The student learns advanced techniques on the instrument such as shifting and vibrato.  Students also explore the history of music through great orchestra composers such as Beethoven and Mozart. The student will be expected to perform at concerts, school musicals and area music festivals. Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Strings or successful audition.

Beginning Orchestra

Course Description: Students learn how to play one of the following string instruments: violin, viola, cello or bass. Beginning technique for each instrument are taught along with an introduction to music through its language, notation and historical background. Students perform concerts on campus and in the community. Some instruments can be loaned out upon teacher approval.