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Course Code
MU.MU038S/MU039S
Content Area
Fine Arts
Description

Symphonic Orchestra is the premiere performing ensemble in the Rockwood Orchestra Program. Students will study advanced string and symphony orchestra literature from a broad range of musical styles. Composition, music literacy, and music analysis are important components of the course. Training is provided to enable the student to pursue music study and/or performance beyond the high school level.
Expected Outcomes:


  • Refine advanced shifting (5th position and higher). 
  • Perform using artistic applications of vibrato.
  • Perform extended technique related to control of bowing variables (weight, angle, speed, and contact point) in advanced literature.
  • Apply concepts in independent practice skills.
  • Adjust pulse, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics within the ensemble.
 

 

Note: This curriculum was written prior to the 2014-2015 school year. It is scheduled to be rewritten following the Rockwood Curriculum Schedule.

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