2023 - 2024 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

ART2099A/ART2099B Symphonic Orchestra A

0.5 credit per semester

Students develop skills that will enable them to perform music at the Grade IV to VI level of difficulty. The emphasis will be on the study of literature composed for string and full orchestras dating back to the 12th century, and up through the present day. Additional experiences may include solo/chamber and musical theatre performance 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. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Attainment of outcomes for Concert Orchestra (or Concert Band for woodwind, brass, and percussion students in the full orchestra), or permission of the instructor. An audition may be required to determine appropriate orchestra placement.

Concert Orchestra or by audition, and the need to balance instrumentation as determined by the director
9 - 10 - 11 - 12
May be repeated times

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