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MUS321/MUS322 - Sinfonia (Orchestra 2)
2 Semesters 1 Credit Fulfills: Fine Art

Prerequisite: Audition and/or permission of the director. Membership is also granted depending on instrumentation needs.

Sinfonia is an auditioned ensemble comprised of a select group of musicians ready to perform at a high level. Students will work 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. Students are instructed in the fundamentals of musical performance (tone, rhythm, scales, theory, string technique), with an emphasis on high level group performance. All performances are mandatory. The ensemble performs at school concerts, district festivals, the Northlake Orchestra Festival, and other community events. 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 3, perform at a level 4, analyze and evaluate individual performance to aid improvement and understand preparation and performance skills used by professional musicians.

  • Eastlake High School