Orchestra

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Orchestra

4-Week A

Major: Grades 3-12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4-Week B

Major: Grades 3-12
MINOR - N/A
REC- N/A

1-Week Rec

MINOR - N/A
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

  • An audition is required to determine acceptance or placement into this class.

Young musicians discover the vibrato of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses that form the core of Usdan's four incredible orchestras. Under the guidance of skilled educators and professional musicians and conductors, Orchestra students come together each day for one hour of orchestra rehearsal and one hour of sectional instruction, during which they study with a faculty member who specializes in their instrument area. The orchestras perform major symphonic works and collaborate with other Usdan ensembles. Orchestra students rehearse in open-air studios with at least one side completely open and exposed to the surrounding woodland campus. At the end of their session, students have an opportunity to perform what they’ve been working on, either in the amphitheater or the studio. Students are asked to submit a placement video shortly after enrolling and are grouped according to experience, instrumentation, age division, and grade. At least one year of playing an instrument and the ability to read music is required.