Honors Orchestra

Director: Mr. Brian Frazier

Honors Orchestra is a performance-based course, which is designed to challenge the students in all aspects of string orchestra performance. Students will be performing advanced high school (Grade IV) and college-level literature (Grades V or VI) according to the ratings of the Maryland Orchestra Directors Association. Emphasis will be placed on musical elements such as phrasing, interpretation, ensemble techniques, and intonation. Students participating in this ensemble are also encouraged to create small chamber ensembles to develop a repertoire of solo and small ensemble work, and a more soloistic style of playing. Students participating in this ensemble often audition for All County, and participate in solo and ensemble, along with several other music organizations.