Welcome to Orchestra at Mount Nittany!!!
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272-8764SCASD Music Department
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The State College Area School District offers comprehensive training on stringed instruments in both of the middle schools. Students in grades 6 through 8 who have participated in the elementary orchestra program are eligible to join Orchestra; all other students must have an audition/interview with the director.
Grades 7 & 8 meet three times during the six day cycle to rehearse and have one group lesson every cycle. The 6th grade students rehearse once every cycle in addition to having one group lesson each cycle.
During the lessons, students focus on development of skills such as bowing, intonation, ear training and technical training with scales, arpeggios and chords. All lessons are given with special attention to the national standards of music education.
Last Modified on March 31, 2015