Symphony Strings is designed to prepare students for participation in the Advanced Symphony Orchestra and eventual membership in the Chamber Ensemble. Topics of study include advanced listening skills, continued development of right and left hand performance skills, and the preparation of Grade 3 & 4 high school orchestra literature. Extra rehearsals and sectionals may be scheduled outside of the school day and are required as assigned.
The Symphony Strings will present at least five evening concerts during the school year, including the Salem-Keizer High School Orchestra Festival (attendance is required). Home practice is expected and private lessons are encouraged, as is enrollment in the before-school Advanced Symphony Orchestra. [Audition required for enrollment.]