String Ensemble emphasizes intermediate-level string playing techniques, including shifting, vibrato, and advanced bow control. The course also includes ear training, sight-reading, major and minor scales and arpeggios, and knowledge of music symbols.
The String Ensemble will present at least five evening concerts during the school year, including the Salem-Keizer High School Intermediate Orchestra Festival (attendance is required). Also required is participation in a solo or ensemble competition. Home practice is expected and private lessons are encouraged. [Teacher approval required for enrollment.]