***CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ONCE FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES RESUME, WE WILL HOLD AUDITIONS. THE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS ARE THE SAME.***
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.)
There will be NO sight-reading at the audition.