Rosa Glade Arnold-Orchestra Director

Phone: 651-621-6855


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Rosa Glade Arnold-Orchestra Director

Office Hours: Tuesday afternoons by appointment.  Please call or email to arrange a meeting time with me.

Period 1: Varsity Orchestra

Period 3: Concert Orchestra

Period 4: Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra is open to all string players. A variety of string literature is studied throughout the year including standard orchestral literature, alternative styles, world music and original concert works.The study of symphonic works and string chamber music is included when possible. Objectives include but are not limited to, development of rhythm and pitch accuracy as an individual and as an ensemble, advanced string techniques, increased knowledge of music theory, music history and music terms and a greater appreciation for music. Students are expected to be involved in daily rehearsals, participate in concerts and complete semester assignments and evaluations. Individual practice is required, and private lessons are encouraged.

Class activities will include: warm ups, sight reading and technical exercises, sectionals, large group rehearsal, tests, class discussion, peer coaching and assessments to measure progress and to create musical growth. Public performances will provide important musical experiences for both the students and the community.

Important Dates 2018-2019

September 24-27: Chamber Orchestra Auditions 

October 2: Disney Pajama Concert-Concert & Symphony 6:30pm

October 15: NHS Induction Ceremony-Chamber

October 31: MNSOTA Honors Orchestra Recordings Due-Varsity Orchestra

November 10: Rock the School House-Chamber 

November 15: Fall Orchestra Concert-All Orchestras 7:00pm

December 7-Valentine Hills Concert-Varsity Orchestra

December 14: Senior to Senior Concert-Symphony Orchestra

December 17: Choir Concert w/Chamber Orchestra

January 31: Chamber Orchestra Tour to EW/HV

February 11: NWSC Music Festival Park Center High School-Symphony Orchestra 

February 25: Austria/Hungary Final Tour Meeting 7pm

February 27: MNSOTA Tier 1 Music Festival-Varsity Orchestra

March 2: Solo/Ensemble Contest-Concert & Symphony 

March 5: Winter Orchestra Concert-All Orchestras (Bethel)

March 7: All-State Orchestra Auditions Submitted

March 13-26: Tour to Austria/Hungary (Concert & Symphony)

April 4: Large Group Contest-Symphony & Concert (Blaine)

April 8: West Side Orchestra Festival-All Orchestras

May 22: Senior Awards-Chamber Orchestra

May 23: Spring Orchestra Concert-All Orchestras