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String Orchestra


Grades: 9, 10, 11, and 12. This course can be taken over multiple years.

Subject Area/Course Credit: Creative Arts, 1 credit

Prerequisite: Students in String Orchestra usually have at least three years of experience on their instrument and have the ability to read music. The following instruments make up the String Orchestra: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass. Students must rent or own their own instrument

String Orchestra is a dynamic and collaborative performance-based course that

concentrates on technical and expressive skills in an ensemble-focused setting. The Orchestra performs a large repertoire of musical styles for varied audiences. Students will have the opportunity to work in small chamber groups and to mentor younger players at the Middle School and Lower School. Participation in String Orchestra performances is a required component of this course. Advanced  members of the group may prepare an audition for the AMIS International Honor Orchestra Festival. Note: Students who successfully participate in this course may be considered for IB Music or AP Music Theory.