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).
Desired Instrumentation for this group is as follows:
Violin I: 4-6 students
Violin II: 6 students
Viola: 6 students
Cello: 4 students
Bass: 2 students
Audition Information & Requirements:
Complete Application (Below) by February 17th.
Audition (Requirements by instrument posted below) on March 12th or 13th.
Be Enrolled in Chamber Orchestra for all 3 trimesters.