The Eastern Junior Youth Orchestra is designed for students with significant orchestral skills and experience. This orchestra endeavors to expand on the musical, technical and experiential foundations of orchestral playing. The music includes simple and mixed meters; keys up to 3 sharps/flats; 1st through 4th positions; with secure note-reading, vibrato and bowing skills. The emphasis of this group is to challenge technical and musical acquisition and develop a refined orchestral tone.
Orchestral music at the grade 3-5 level (junior to high school), requires the following skill level:
Entry Level Repertoire:
Violin: Suzuki Books 4(mid to late)-5 or equivalent
Viola and Cello: Suzuki Books (upper) 3-5 or equivalent
Bass: Suzuki Book 2 or equivalent