UDHS PROGRAM OF STUDY--ORCHESTRA COURSES

Full Credit Elective Courses
ORCHESTRA H (HONORS) 991 (Grades 9,10,11,12) – 5 Days Per Cycle
Prerequisites: Participation in a curricular musical ensemble in the previous year. 9th graders need approval from HS orchestra director.
For the serious instrumentalist, this course offers each student the opportunity for a more in-depth study of musical technique and style in performance, as well as increasing the student’s knowledge of more advanced music theory. Each student is expected to complete the quarterly course requirements set forth by each instructor. General requirements include the preparation of the audition material for the PMEA District 11 Festival, participation in an Upper Dublin-sanctioned musical organizations beyond the curricular offerings, and a performance as a soloist or in a small ensemble at a community or school function. Additional requirements unique to each musical discipline are available by contacting the appropriate instructor.
NOTE—If student is in combined ensembles (Orchestra with Chorus and/or Band) course is 921 for Music H (Honors)

ORCHESTRA 995 (Grades 9,10,11,12) – 5 Days Per Cycle
Symphonic Orchestra is intended for the instrumentalist who through a wide variety of repertoire, desires to refine his or her musical knowledge, individual technique and style playing of a stringed instrument. Symphonic Orchestra is a literature centered, performance based ensemble which presents evening concerts over the course of the year. Participation in these concerts is mandatory for all students.

Partial Credit Elective Course
ORCHESTRA 992, 993 (Grades 9,10,11,12) - 2 or 3 Days Per Cycle
The course of study in Orchestra is intended for the instrumentalist, who, through a wide variety of repertoire, desires to refine his or her musical knowledge, individual technique and style in the playing of a stringed instrument. Orchestra is a literature-centered, performance-based ensemble which presents evening concerts over the course of the school year. Participation in these concerts is mandatory for all students. Participation in Sophisticated Strings is not a requirement of the course.

Combination Courses--Full Credit Elective Courses
Combination courses are designed for the serious musician who wishes to study and perform with two or more musical ensembles. Each student is expected to fulfill all academic requirements for each of the ensembles.

BAND/ORCHESTRA 945 (Grades 9,10,11,12) - 5 Days Per Cycle
This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to participate in both Symphonic Band and Orchestra. The student will participate in Symphonic Band 3 periods/week and in Orchestra 2 periods/week. Additional sectional rehearsals will be scheduled on a rotating basis. Each student is responsible for all of the course requirements for both ensembles.

CHORUS/ORCHESTRA 947 (Grades 9,10,11,12) - 5 Days Per Cycle
This course is designed to provide Orchestra students an opportunity to participate in music as a 5 period music major. The student will participate with the Concert Choir for 3 days and the Orchestra for 2 days per week. Additional sectional rehearsals will be scheduled on a rotating basis. Each student is responsible for all of the course requirements for both ensembles.