Symphony Orchestra

Length: Full Year
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th
Credit: 1

Description: This is a performance based course which requires an audition for acceptance. Students are required to perform a NYSSMA Level 3 solo, two 2-octave scales and sight reading with a score of at least a 90/100 to be accepted. This ensemble has three major concerts per year and attendance is MANDATORY.

On occasion the ensemble competes at music festivals such as NYSSMA Major Organization and Trills and Thrills. Lessons are required and occur every 7-10 school days on a rotating schedule. Techniques, solos, etudes, concert music and basic music theory are covered during lessons.

Grading: Lessons: 50 %, Participation: 40%, Solo: 10%

Recommendations: Students should have at least two or more years of playing experience. (Orchestra at theelementary and middle school level)

Special Notes: School instruments are available to students that qualify (free or reduced lunch).
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