Orchestral ENSEMBLES

String Orchestra

Yearlong | Level: 1

String Orchestra is a beginning-intermediate performing ensemble that studies class B and C music literature. Students will study music theory and musical vocabulary used in preparation and performance of concert literature. During the learning process, students will discern the historical concepts for various styles of string music. Students will understand and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate musical meaning and emotion, identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments.

Prerequisite: No Audition Required

Concert Orchestra

Yearlong    |   Level: 2

Concert Orchestra is an intermediate performing orchestra that studies class A and B music literature. Students will study more advanced theory and vocabulary used in concert literature. During the learning process, students will discover the historical concepts for various styles of orchestral music. Students will understand, synthesize and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate meaning and emotion. They will identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments.

Prerequisite: Audition or Teacher Approval Required

Symphonic Orchestra

Yearlong    |   Level: 3

Symphonic Orchestra is an intermediate/advanced performing ensemble that studies class A and AA music literature. Students will study advanced/college-level theory and musical vocabulary used in preparation and performance of concert literature. During the learning process, students will discern the historical concepts for various styles of wind music. Students will understand and demonstrate music as a way to create and communicate musical meaning and emotion, identify and demonstrate listening skills, analyze group and individual performances using appropriate musical language and pedagogical skills related to their chosen instruments.

Prerequisite: Audition or Teacher Approval Required

Portola High School String Orchestra, Mar 19,2019 - Irvine Unified School District High School Orchestra Festival Conducted By: Desmond Stevens 00:06 Rosa Mundi - Paul Lewis 04:56 Introduction and Allegro - Edward Elgar