Students who wish to be in our Chamber Strings or Symphony Orchestra classes next year need to successfully pass an audition!
Auditions will be held May 13 – 15 Sign Up in Orchestra Room
Students were given the opportunity to pick up audition excerpts about a month ago and should already be working on them. The normal progression in our program is to participate one year in Intermediate Orchestra then one or two years in the Advanced Orchestra before auditioning for the Chamber Strings or Symphony. It is also common for some students to choose to stay in Advanced Orchestra until they graduate. Please be aware that the Symphony class is a bigger time commitment than Intermediate, Advanced, or the Chamber Strings classes. Students are expected to be at after school rehearsals every Monday and Early Bird rehearsals every Tuesday starting in October. The difficulty of the literature that both the Chamber Strings and the Symphony play will also require more home practice for most students. The last thing to consider is that the Symphony travels almost every year. Some of the trips are smaller but the plan for next year is to take a bigger trip to perform in a major US concert hall.