Course Syllabi

Holland High School Concert Orchestra Course of Study 2009-2010

Download PDF: Holland High School Concert Orchestra Course of Study 2009

1st Trimester

  1. CGDAFBbEb Major scales– 2 octaves
  2. aebf#dgc –2 octave
  3. Vibrato Exercises
  4. Legato bow strokes and combination slurs
  5. Rhythm drills – quarters and eighth notes
  6. Study of Baroque period
  7. Fall Concert

2nd Trimester

  1. CGDA Major scales- 3 octaves
  2. Vibrato Exercises
  3. Martele Bow strokes
  4. Rhythm Drills using 16th notes
  5. Study of the Classical Period and Romantic Period Music
  6. Winter Concert Season

3rd Trimester

  1. FBbEb Major Scales – 3 octaves
  2. Aeb minor scales – 3 octaves
  3. Advanced vibrato exercises
  4. Spiccato bow strokes
  5. Combined Rhythm studies
  6. Study of 20th Century Music
  7. Spring concert season

In addition students will do individual performance and non- performance projects each Timester. Music for each concert will be chosen from standard repertoire.

Texts:

  • Essentials for Strings
  • Advanced Technique for Strings
  • Accent on Composers

Holland High School Chamber Orchestra Course of Study 2009-2010

Download PDF: Holland High School Chamber Orchestra Course of Study 2009

1st Trimester

  1. All Major scales– 3 octaves
  2. Vibrato Exercises
  3. Shifting Exercises
  4. Bowhand techniques
  5. Baroque Bowing Concepts
  6. Advanced Bowhand Drills
  7. Complex Rhythm drills
  8. Study of Baroque period
  9. Fall Concert

2nd Trimester

  1. All Minor Scales- 3 octaves
  2. Finger dexterity etudes
  3. Complex bowing exersises
  4. Sight-reading drills with complex meter and key changes
  5. Study of the Classical Period and Romantic Period Music
  6. Winter Concert Season

3rd Trimester

  1. All arpeggios – 3 octaves
  2. 3rds – 3 octaves
  3. Musical phrasing exercises
  4. Saulte bow strokes
  5. Complex sight reading drills
  6. Study of 20th /21st Century Music and Jazz
  7. Spring concert season

In addition students will do individual performance and non- performance projects each Timester. Music for each concert will be chosen from standard repertoire.

Texts:

  • Essentials for Strings
  • Advanced Technique for Strings
  • Accent on Composers

Holland High School Symphony Orchestra Course of Study 2009-2010

Download PDF: Holland High School Symphony Orchestra Course of Study 2009

1st Trimester

  1. CGDAFBbEb Major scales– 2 octaves
  2. aebf#dgc –2 octave
  3. Vibrato Exercises / slur and tonguing exercises
  4. Ensemble balance drills
  5. Rhythm drills –
  6. Study of development of the symphony
  7. Fall Concert

2nd Trimester

  1. CGDA Major scales- 3 octaves
  2. Vibrato Exercises
  3. Spiccato and staccato ensemble unity
  4. Rhythm Drills using 16th notes
  5. Study of the Classical Period and Romantic Period Music
  6. Winter Concert Season

3rd Trimester

  1. FBbEb Major Scales – 3 octaves
  2. Aeb minor scales – 3 octaves
  3. Ensemble unity
  4. Study of 20th /21st Century Music and current trends of the symphony
  5. Spring concert season

In addition students will do individual performance and non- performance projects each Timester. Music for each concert will be chosen from standard repertoire.

Texts:

  • Essentials for Strings
  • Advanced Technique for Strings
  • Accent on Composers
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