Curriculum for Orchestra is comprised of
- chamber music
- orchestra and community involvement
All Orchestra students participate in 8-15 performances throughout the year including full orchestra, chamber orchestra, concert orchestra, mariachi ensemble, Middle Eastern ensemble, and other groups. Artists-in-Residence teach sectionals once a week. Sectionals are divided by instrument and cover technique, orchestral music and solo repertoire and help prepare students for solos and orchestral concerts.
Students receive weekly academic instruction in musicianship and may participate in electives such as songwriting, composition, electronic music, taiko drumming, and keyboard skills.