Orchestra

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Orchestra 1 Students who have little or no orchestral experience study and perform high-quality beginning orchestral literature of diverse times and styles. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening skills, rudimentary string techniques, music literacy, ensemble skills, and aesthetic awareness. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.


Orchestra 2 Students who have at least one year of orchestral experience study, rehearse, and perform high-quality orchestral literature. Rehearsals focus on the development of critical listening skills, basic string techniques, music literacy, ensemble skills, and aesthetic awareness in the context of relevant history and cultures. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.


Orchestra 3 Students build on previous orchestral experience through the study and performance of high-quality orchestral literature. Rehearsals focus on the strengthening of critical listening skills, musicianship, string techniques, ensemble skills, and aesthetic awareness in the context of relevant history and cultures. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.


Orchestra 4 Students with intermediate-level proficiency in string techniques, music literacy, critical listening skills, and musicianship study, rehearse, and perform high-quality orchestral literature. Student musicians strengthen their reflective, analytical, and problem-solving skills to self-diagnose solutions to performance challenges based on their structural, historical, and cultural understanding of the music. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) an instrument from an outside source.


Joshua Dampier began playing the violin at Rochelle school of the arts in the third grade. (92’-93’ school year) After leaving Rochelle, Josh attended Harrison Performing arts Center where he graduated in 2002. After graduation, Dampier attended Florida Southern College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music education in 2007. After graduation, he began teaching at Jewett School of the Arts and Jewett Academy in Winter Haven. After his first year, Josh began teaching at Tenoroc High School and eventually Lakeland Senior High. Dampier currently teaches at Tenoroc Senior, Mulberry Senior, Lakeland Senior, as well as Combee and Oscar J. Pope elementary. Josh is also an adjunct strings professor at Polk State College/Winter Haven Collegiate. Dampier is also an adjunct violin/viola teacher at Harrison and maintains his own studio of private students. Mr. Dampier has consistently had participants in All County and All State ensembles. He currently performs regularly in the community and around the state. He has performed with the Imperial Symphony since 2000 and The Villages Philharmonic since 2003. Josh also performs with other contracted ensembles that perform throughout the state. He has recently had the opportunity to accompany Andrea Bocelli, Bernadette Peters, and Josh Groban on their Florida tours.