All string players (Grades 9 – 12) are welcome to join this specialty class – no auditions are necessary! Advance woodwinds, brass and piano players are by placement auditions only. Please contact Mr. Nishida for more information. 2023-2024 Orchestra Syllabus
All String players are welcome. Wind and Percussion instruments by audition/consent of instructor. The focus of the class is to develop string and instrumental ensemble techniques. A variety of orchestra literature will be covered. Previous string experience is encouraged.
Course Objectives (Students will be able to):
Demonstrate technical skills on their instrument.
Identify, define, and perform expressive qualities on their instrument.
Perform appropriate technical skills and expressive qualities on their instrument based on style, genre, and context.
Develop, apply, and refine effective individual practice and group rehearsal strategies.
Develop and apply criteria for self and group assessment of performances.
Define criteria used to select appropriate music for the ensemble.
Instrumental Music Program Mission Statement:
The San Ramon Valley High School Instrumental Music Program strives to provide a comprehensive and enriching experience for all students. We meet the individual needs of each student by maintaining a curriculum that is rigorous, standards-based, diverse, and equitable. Our ensembles make positive contributions to social-emotional health, honor individual identity as assets to the group, as well as maintain an inclusive environment and supportive community.
For the full Syllabus, please see the following link: Orchestra Syllabus