Orchestra II (Advanced)
Year-Long Course • Grades 9-10-11-12
Fulfills HS Visual/Perf. Arts or General Elective
Please review the audition requirement for this course HERE.
Please sign up for an audition HERE.
This course is open to select string students and guitar/keyboard instrumentalists by audition. Students must prepare a concerto on their respective instruments for the audition. The class is designed to develop proficiency for advanced orchestral musicians. The class will study intermediate to advanced concert literature for string ensemble and full orchestra. After-school performances are mandatory.
The most advanced students in this course are selected to also partake in our Chamber Orchestra group. Chamber Orchestra will occasionally rehearse during the Orchestra II period and sometimes during support period.
Through the support of the AHS Music Boosters & Participation in national music festivals, below is a short sample list of clinicians that our groups have had
the opportunity to work with:
Marcelo Lehninger, Conductor of the New West Symphony in 2016
Moonjun Allison, Violin/Violist & member of the New West Symphony, 2018
Dr. Greg Fried, Violinist & director of Orchestras at LIndero Canyon Middle School, 2017
Keum Hwa Cha, Violinist & Pepperdine School of Music Faculty Member, 2018
Eric Lamm, Bass, Graduate of Agoura High & Juilliard, 2013, 2015, 2017
Todd Philips, Violinst & Manhattan School of Music Faculty Member, 2017
Julia Lichten, Cello & Manhattan School of Music Faculty Member, 2017
Awards & Acheivements, Tours:
NYC Tour, 2017
1st place & Grand Champions at The Big Apple Classic Festival, NYC, 2017
San Francisco Tour, 2015
Boston Tour, 2013
Winner of the Jerry Herman Awards “Best Pit Orchestra” for Phantom of the Opera, 2012