Arts & Music

Orchestra

Lower School Orchestra

The Lower School Orchestra program is offered to students in Grades 2-5 either in the morning or after school throughout the school year. Students are divided into levels based on their years of experience and playing abilities.

Middle School Orchestra

String orchestras for Grades 6-8 are regularly scheduled classes that meet during the school day. While divided into grade-level sections for practice, these groups join together for performances. Students work toward playing with rhythmic and tonal accuracy and will develop good musicianship through scales, rhythm studies, teaching pieces, and performance literature. Through participation in this course, each student will improve his or her personal and group musical skills. A number of concerts, trips and competitions are planned for each year, making the program an exciting one.

Upper School Orchestra

Academy Strings Orchestra is open to students in Grades 9-12. This class focuses on repertoire for contemporary high school orchestras including music from pop, rock and jazz venues. Performances include at least three major concerts, OMEA solo and ensemble competition, and community concerts.

Advanced Strings Orchestra is open to students in Grades 9-12. This class focuses on chamber music from classical and contemporary periods. Performances include at least three major concerts, OMEA solo and ensemble competition, and community concerts.
    • 'Strings,
      Cynthia Bush

      Strings, Lower/Middle/Upper Schools

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