Concert Orchestra A/B

This audition-only ensemble is for advanced high school musicians playing violin, viola, cello, bass, or harp. The Concert Orchestra has an emphasis on learning and performing the great string orchestra works from the 1500s until present day. Concert Orchestra will include the music of Symphony Orchestra. The following will be stressed as appropriate to medium-difficult/advanced literature: technical fluency, proper tone production and excellent intonation, balance and blend in expanding ranges and dynamic levels, stylistic variances and marching style in the ensemble. Students participate in at least four formal concerts per year, orchestra contest, and community-based concerts. Private lessons and audition for Western States and/or All State Orchestra are highly encouraged.

Course Subject
Course Number
MU133 A/B
Grade Level
Grades 9-12
Course Duration
Full Year
Course Credit
audition required and instructor approval
Course Fee
$60 - $110 concert attire