Prerequisite: None, Prior experience with an orchestral instrument preferred
Intermediate String Orchestra is an ensemble for violin, viola, cello, and upright bass players. Students receive large and small group instruction, along with sectionals designed to develop and refine performance skills in relation to orchestra repertoire. As an orchestra, students will explore, rehearse and perform literature from a variety of musical genres. Students will work to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer’s intent in order to connect the performer to the audience. This class continues the development of musicianship and instrumental pedagogy but even more so in an instrumental context. Students participate in performance opportunities, during and outside of the school day, which support and extend the learning in the classroom. Students in this class are encouraged, but not required, to audition for the String Orchestra year-long ensemble as well.