Fees: $30 class fee to cover field trip transportation costs and textbook; ASB card verification; orchestra uniform (guys: tuxedos; ladies: dresses); renting of instruments (if applicable), and field trips. Assistance is available upon review.

Students who wish to be members of the Chamber Orchestra should register for the Skyline Chamber Orchestra (MUS201) on their course requests. Upon completion of a successful audition, the director will work with counselors to ensure that students are placed in the Chamber Orchestra class. Details regarding the Chamber Orchestra audition process can be found on Mr. Cook's webpage in the Allstate, Evergreen, & Chamber Orchestra Audition Materials folder. Please follow the link below to access Chamber Orchestra audition information:

https://sites.google.com/site/mrcookswebpage/skyline-chamber-orchestra

Learning Recommendations: A successful audition or director invitation is required to join the orchestra. Violists must provide their own instruments for classroom use. Instruments will be available for school use by cello and bass players; students must have their own cellos and basses for home practice.

General Description: The Skyline Chamber Orchestra is open to string students in grades 9 through 12 who complete a successful audition or receive an invitation from the director. Students will learn advanced elements of music, with an emphasis on classical string repertoire, at an accelerated pace. Performances for the school, the community and at music festivals outside of the school day are part of the class curriculum and participation is required.

Content:

  • Rehearsal technique
  • Ensemble technique
  • Music theory and history

Strategies:

  • Daily rehearsals
  • Concerts, contests, and clinics
  • Individual practice

Equipment to be provided by Student: Instrument and performance attire. Celli and basses will be provided for school use with the payment of a rental fee.