Bishop Alemany High School

Bishop Alemany High School Orchestras

STRING CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The Chamber Orchestra is made up of students who play violin, viola, cello and contrabass. Students must have at least 2 years of experience.  This group is designed to offer high school string musicians the opportunity to make and study quality music within a string ensemble setting. 

Some of the composers studied include Bach, Tchaikovsky, BeethovenMozart, Corelli, John Williams, Vivaldi, Greig, as well as traditional folk and fiddle music.  

String Orchestra meets during the day and meets the A - G subject requirment for fine arts.

Incoming students may be asked to audition.

Many studies have shown that students in band and orchestra score higher on standardized tests. Recently the Texas Music Educators Association monitored test scores for a number of years and music students consistently scored higher than non-music students on the SAT exam.

Beginning Orchestra

No experience necessary 

This class is for 9th or 10th grades students who would like to learn to play a string instrument:

Violin, Viola, Cello or String Bass

This class meets A - G subject requirements for fine arts.