Advanced Orchestra 3

Instructor: Gina Moody

Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: completion of Intermediate Orchestra I at CHS and an audition

COURSE DESCRIPTION: These courses are intended as a continuation for students with previous orchestral experience. Provides opportunities for advanced-skill level performers to increase performance skills and precision on one of the four orchestral stringed instruments: violin, viola, cello, and bass. Educational emphasis is placed on refining tone production, vibrato, instrumental techniques, further development of music reading and comprehension skills, use of III-VII positions, independent musicianship, analysis and theoretical studies, and historical and cultural contexts. In addition, students will develop a strong sense of musicality by performing a wide variety of music. These courses stress individual progress and group experiences, and will prepare students for continuing music after high school. Students are required to practice at home and attend performances outside of the school day.