Chamber Orchestra is our advanced string Ensemble. Students in this course must audition and are enrolled year-round (three trimesters). For other eligibility requirements, see Audition Information & Requirements below.
The literature performed in this ensemble ranges from traditional orchestral classics to arrangements, and modern compositions. Due to its challenging nature, students are expected to commit to a minimum of 7 hours of personal practice time per week (one hour per day). While it is not a requirement, students are encouraged to receive private instruction on their instrument.
Many of our Chamber Orchestra students also play in ensembles throughout the county including MCCSO(Mira Costa College Symphony Orchestra), SDYS(San Diego Youth Symphony), CYO(Civic Youth Orchestra), and RSO(Renaissance Symphony Orchestra).
Congratulations and Thank You to all who auditioned! Unfortunately, we could not take everyone who auditioned to maintain the level of musicianship and a balanced ensemble. If you did not make the ensemble, we would still love to have you in our String Orchestra, and please do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. Q for feedback on your audition. For the students who are in Chamber Orchestra, your names will be sent to counseling to ensure you are enrolled in the ensemble.