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ORCHESTRAS

Music is meant to be shared.

When music is learned in community with others, it fosters growth in empathy, social skills, and musicality.

STRING ORCHESTRAS SCHEDULE (West Location Only)

Dates, times and prices listed are for Sept 2021- June 2022

Pre-Orchestra
 

Students are introduced to 2nd and 3rd positions and basic shifting. Technique includes scales and arpeggios from RCM Grade 2.

 

Repertoire focuses on a successful completion of the Bach Minuets, introductory pieces in Book 2 and multiple-part chamber music.

 

Objectives include reading and ensemble skills in preparation for the Junior Orchestra.

Sept 13 - June 6

$800

  • Pre-Orchestra (Mondays at 5:30 PM)

Junior Orchestra
 

An orchestra environment introduces students to an ensemble setting where they are assigned parts, read from music and follow a conductor for expressive details such as dynamics, tempo, balance and cuing.

 

Students develop technical, creative and social skills through repertoire ranging from pop to classical, and are also introduced to composition and improvisation.

 

Young string players learn how to prepare repertoire at home to come to rehearsal prepared. 

Sept 13 - June 6

$800

(RCM 2-3/Suzuki Book 2-3)

  • Junior Orchestra (Mondays at 6:30 PM)

Intermediate Orchestra

The Intermediate Orchestra focuses on repertoire from the Baroque and Classical eras (Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart) to contemporary and pop music, concentrating on the differences in performance style.

 

Students build excellent critical listening skills, learn rehearsal techniques, and seasoned players are given opportunities to lead their sections.

 

Parts are assigned in advance of the first rehearsal and students are expected to learn their music and listen to recordings by the first rehearsal. 

Sept 13 - June 6

$960

(RCM 5-7/Suzuki Book 4-6)

  • Intermediate Orchestra (Tuesdays at 5:45 PM)

Senior Orchestra

LSM’s Senior Orchestra provides advanced players an opportunity to have a strong musical presence within a chamber-sized ensemble. This group performs a wide variety of orchestral works from the Baroque and Classical eras to the Romantic and contemporary periods.

 

Parts are assigned in advance of the first rehearsal and students are expected to learn their music and to listen to recordings by the first rehearsal. 

Sept 13 - June 6

$960

(RCM 8-10)

  • Senior Orchestra (Tuesdays at 7:00 PM)