Learning Recommendations:  Membership in Chamber Strings is by audition only.  Audition materials are the same as for Evergreen Philharmonic, but with lower tempo requirements.  Please see website for audition details: https://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/high/ihs/staff/mr_longmans_orchestras/

General Description:  This class serves as a year-long elective course for the advancing musician. Individual instruction will be minimal, with the emphasis on rehearsal technique and preparation for performance. Members are expected to be fully committed to all orchestra activities. Selection will be based on musical ability, instrumentation needs, and the dedication of the student. Some before school rehearsals may be required.

Content:  The repertoire for the orchestra is selected from intermediate to advanced high school level. The repertoire will be specific to each performance event.

Strategies:  Most student learning will take place during orchestral rehearsals, but it may also occur as a result of participation in sectional rehearsals, chamber music and private practice.

Homework: Private practice is assumed to be about an hour per night. It is also assumed that part of this practice time would be on music assigned by the student's private instructor.

Course Fee / Materials:  Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link.  Potential instrument rental fee ($150 for the year). Purchase of concert attire (inquire with director).  There may be some travel fees.