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 Orchestra Ensembles 

The Stanley Music Department offers two classes for students who play bowed string instruments--violin, viola, cello, and bass.  These classes are open to all Stanley students. In both classes, students benefit from group and individual instruction by LPIE music instructors who specialize on their instruments.


Intermezzo Orchestra focuses on instrumental development, musicianship, and strengthening the skills required for more advanced ensemble playing.  Students in the Intermezzo Orchestra have the opportunity to begin playing the bass, or pivoting to a different string instrument.  For many students this is a continuation from musical experiences in elementary school, but beginners are also welcome. There are three performances per year.


The String Orchestra continues string education with greater instruction in technique, more difficult repertoire, and a greater emphasis on performances - usually five concerts per year.  Each year String Orchestra students have the opportunity to participate in our Chamber Music unit.  This LPIE-funded instruction during class time allows students to prepare chamber music under the guidance of our talented LPIE music instructors.  At the conclusion of the instruction, students perform, by audition, in Stanley's annual Solo and Ensemble Recital.



For Intermezzo Orchestra and String Orchestra, placement is based on a student's instrumental proficiency, as determined by the elementary teacher, private lesson teacher, and/or strings teacher.



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