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MUS311/MUS312 - String Orchestra (Orchestra 1)
2 Semesters 1 Credit Fulfills: Fine Art

Prerequisite: Previous string orchestra instrument experience.

Through the String Orchestra setting, students continue to develop individual musicianship and technical skills through the study and performance of a variety of music. This class encourages musical expression, self-discipline, and dedication to group efforts. The ensemble performs at school concerts, district festivals, the Northlake Orchestra Festival, and other community events. Students are instructed in the fundamentals of musical performance (tone, rhythm, scales, theory, string technique), with an emphasis on group performance. All performances are mandatory. Students must practice regularly, perform assigned music accurately, maintain equipment in top condition, and use department facilities in a responsible manner. By the end of this course students will be able to sight read string and orchestral music at a level 2+, perform at level 3-4, analyze and evaluate individual performance to aid improvement and understand preparation and performance skills used by professional musicians. 

  • Eastlake High School