Guitar Orchestra is designed for the student who has classical guitar proficiency. Reading music in multiple positions with advanced rhythms is required. Students focus on performance and continue to advance individual skill levels in solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble playing, as well as music theory and guitar pedagogy. In addition to orchestra membership, students may audition for placement in the SW Guitar Chamber Orchestra, our highest-level classical ensemble.
Students in Guitar Orchestra also play in many small ensembles that cover multiple genres, from jazz, rock, songwriting, and more. Small bands have the opportunity to perform in private events throughout our community during the year. Guitar Orchestra students perform multiple times a year. Collegiate collaboration, evening performances, and combined concerts are all a part of the performance expectations during the year. Private lessons are encouraged. This class takes an out-of-state tour each spring. Audition required.