• Welcome to Orchestra and the 2022-2023 school year!

    Orchestra is a performance-based course for violin, viola, cello and bass. During this course, students will play a variety of level-appropriate repertoire, develop music reading and theory skills, and learn and expand upon instrumental skills and techniques. Music listening and music appreciation will be included. 

    - Intermediate/Beginning Orchestra is for students who have none up to two years experience on their instrument. This class teaches students the foundational skills and techniques they will need for Advanced.

    - Advanced Orchestra is a two-year course for 7th and 8th graders. The music is different each year and there are various performance opportunities. Skills and techniques are built upon from one year to the next. Students notice their playing gets better as they continue, and they enjoy getting to play more challenging music and play with their friends! 

    Check out this slideshow to hear from current Orchestra students why they love orchestra!

    *If you are enrolled in Orchestra this year, please check out the "Class Information" tab for instrument, method book, and other information you will need for the first week of school! The "Calendar" drop down shows you upcoming assignments linked from Google Classroom. The "Concert Performances" tab has information regarding concert dates and times.

    Please email me if you have any questions!


    Emily Shepard



  • Welcome!

    Emily Shepard



    0 Period Advanced Orchestra

    8th Grade Advisory  

    1st Period Beginning Orchestra

    2nd Period Advanced Orchestra