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Orchestra 5,6 (P) (5339, 5340)


Grade Range:
 Orchestra 3,4 (P); ability to play a string instrument; students may be auditioned and grouped together into ensembles on the basis of tone quality, instrumentation, or skill
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f (visual and performing arts)
Course Description:

Orchestra 5,6 allows intermediate musicians to further develop their string technique and tonal control. They will begin to monitor and modify their own pitch, diction, and interpretation independently, and evaluate performances using more sophisticated analyses. More complex musical concepts, notation, and vocabulary will be studied, including modulations, cadences, and multiple types of scales. Students will perform diverse repertoire in a variety of performance settings. They will create longer and more intricate compositions, improvisations, and arrangements of music, and improve their aural skills through transcription. The students will complete a musical career research project and draw conclusions about the context of a piece based on its stylistic features.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Each site selects its own resources from available instructional media.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.