2024 - 2025 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

ART2096A/ART2096B Beginning Orchestra HS A

0.5 credit per semester

Beginning Orchestra is for high school students with no instrumental music experience who wish to learn how to play an instrument from the string family. The development of skills necessary to perform MODA Grades I and II music and prepare students for a high school orchestra course is stressed. Areas such as elements of musical form, terms and symbols, tone production, instrument care, and the importance of practice habits are presented. Additional experiences may include solo/chamber performance, or musical theatre opportunities. In addition to performing music, creating and responding activities are included. Public performances during and after school may be required to meet course objectives.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

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