Upper-level playing technique is developed through the study of both string and symphonic orchestral literature, stressing musicianship, orchestral bowing styles, and ensemble playing.
The Chamber Ensemble participates in at least five evening concerts a year as well as festivals, competitions and community performances. Weekly sectionals and occasional rehearsals are an integral part of this class and are required.
Chamber Ensemble students are also required to enroll in the (before school) Advanced Symphony Orchestra. Private lessons are highly recommended, as is participation in Solo & Ensemble Festival and applications for All-City, All-State, and All-Northwest Honor Orchestras. [Audition required for enrollment.]