Orchestras

Ensembles & Resources

String Orchestra

Term: Yearlong | Level: 1

String Orchestra is a beginning-intermediate performing ensemble that studies class B and C music literature. Students will study music theory and musical vocabulary used in preparation and performance of concert literature. During the learning process, students will discern the historical concepts for various styles of string music. Students will understand and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate musical meaning and emotion, identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments.

Prerequisite/s: No Audition Required


Concert Orchestra

Term: Yearlong | Level: 2

Concert Orchestra is an intermediate performing orchestra that studies class A and B music literature. Students will study more advanced theory and vocabulary used in concert literature. During the learning process, students will discover the historical concepts for various styles of orchestral music. Students will understand, synthesize and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate meaning and emotion. They will identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments.

Prerequisite/s: Audition or Teacher Approval Required


Symphonic Orchestra

Term: Yearlong | Level: 3

Symphonic Orchestra is an intermediate/advanced performing ensemble that studies class A and AA music literature. Students will study advanced/college-level theory and musical vocabulary used in preparation and performance of concert literature. During the learning process, students will discern the historical concepts for various styles of wind music. Students will understand and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate musical meaning and emotion, identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments.

Prerequisite/s: Audition or Teacher Approval Required


Major and Minor Scales

Major Scales w/ Fingerings

Minor Scales w/ Fingerings

Virtual Performance from Spring 2021:

Concert Orchestra

Orchestra Spring Concert 2021.mp4

Winter Virtual Concert from January 2021:

All Orchestra Levels

Interested in trying one of these courses?

Email Mr. Stevens - desmondstevens@iusd.org