Welcome to The Stanwich School String Orchestra Web Page!
PH String Orchestra
The Stanwich School is pleased to offer 1st , 2nd and 3rd grade Primary House students the opportunity, during the school day, to study a stringed instrument and participate in a performing ensemble. If you are interested, please follow the link below to complete the online form.
Students may choose violin, viola, cello or bass. Students will attend small group lessons once each week and participate in a winter and spring performance.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Bettincourt ext. 241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, click here.
IH String Orchestra
Students in the I.H. string orchestra program will work on developing individual musicianship through small group instruction, as well as the ability to play within an ensemble setting by participating in the I.H. orchestra. Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory, ear training, sight reading, strings technique, critical listening skills, and performing. The orchestra will be performing original concert works for string orchestra in the winter and spring concerts. Student’s work is assessed on the basis of their growth of musical skills and knowledge, in class conduct, in and out of class preparation, participation and contribution to the musical success of the whole ensemble.
Upper School String Orchestra
Students in the Upper School string orchestra will develop individual musicianship skills, as well as the ability to play as an ensemble by practicing and performing selected repertoire. Students will work on numerous fundamentals including sight-reading, music theory, ear training, critical listening skills, strings technique and scales. Their work is assessed and graded on the basis of the growth of their musical skills and knowledge, their attention, and participation and contribution to the musical success of the whole ensemble. Exams include a winter and spring concert.
IH Music Links 2016-17
US Music Links 2016-17
Lower School: May 25 at 5:00pm
Upper School: May 24 at 6:00pm
String Instrument Rental Companies:
Atelier 203-637-7421 www.atelierconstantinpopescu.com
Music and Arts (914) 381-5205 www.musicarts.com
Violin, Viola Shoulder Rest(foam is sufficent)
Music Stand (for home)
Useful Music Software and Web-Sites
Smart Music (Play Along Software): http://www.smartmusic.com/
Music Theory: http://www.musictheory.net/
Off Campus Performance Opportunities
Fairfield County Strings Festival https://sites.google.com/site/fairfieldcountystringteachers/2016-festival-info