Dodgen M.S. Orchestra

Marietta, Georgia (Cobb County School District)

Chamber Orchestra

***CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN EARLY JANUARY.  DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUDITION WILL BE POSTED HERE IN DECEMBER.***

Chamber Orchestra is an elite ensemble that meets every Monday and Thursday morning from 8:00am-8:55am.  There will be occasional Wednesday morning rehearsals as well.  


The Dodgen Chamber Orchestra has performed at the GMEA In-Service Conference in 2011, 2015 and 2018.  The Chamber Orchestra performed at the United Nations in New York City in February 2019.  The Chamber Orchestra won First-Place---Middle School Orchestra Division at the

2017 National Orchestra Festival, and performed at the 2020 National Orchestra Festival.  


Chamber Orchestra is an audition-only group.  


Audition Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year:

1)  Violin---2 or 3 octave G Major Scale/arpeggio and A Major                                         Scale/arpeggio

     Viola and Cello---2 or 3 octave C Major Scale/arpeggio and                                    D Major Scale/arpeggio

     Bass---2 octave F Major Scale/arpeggio and G Major                             Scale/arpeggio

  (***Important reminders for scales:  All scales MUST be memorized.  More points will be given for 3 octave scales(violin, viola, cello).  Vibrato on scales should only be used once intonation is 100% accurate.***)


2)  Short excerpt of a solo piece (***Important reminders:  It is better to play a slightly easier piece cleanly than a piece that is too difficult played inaccurately.  Pieces should demonstrate strengths of the player.) 


‚ÄčThere will be NO sight-reading at the audition.