A class for students with no experience on an orchestral string instrument. Students will learn to care for, tune, and proficiently play one of the four orchestral string instruments: violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Orchestra students will also learn to read music as well as critically analyze the music they will be playing and listening to. A wide variety of music is explored, as well as theory, music history, and ear training. There are two performances per year, one in December and one in May.
For Students Middle School to Adult
Performance Attire: black pants/skirt, black shoes, white shirt/blouse
Instructor: Abby Johansen
Students need to have their instrument and Essential Elements 2000 for Strings Book One (for their particular instrument). These books can be purchased at most local music stores (call first to make sure they have one available) or on Amazon.com. CFAF also has books for most instruments available to rent.
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