Intermediate Orchestra 1

Instructor: Gine Moody

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite:successful middle school orchestra experience/recommendation from orchestra teacher

COURSE DESCRIPTION: These courses are intended as a continuation for students with previous orchestral experience. Provides opportunities for intermediate-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 tone production, instrumental techniques, further development of music reading and comprehension skills, use of III-V positions, 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. Students are required to practice at home and attend performances outside of the school day.