• Homework & Tests

     

    See My Calendar for Major Assignments and Quarterly Playing Test Due Dates.

     

    CONCERT EVALUATION/CRITIQUE ASSIGNMENT

    DUE: FRIDAY, MAY 11TH - Extended to MONDAY, MAY 14th

    5-6 ORCHESTRA - PLEASE EVALUTE THE TWO ENSEMBLE PIECES THAT YOU PERFORMED FOR THE SPRING CONCERT USING THE FILES ABOVE AND THE PROVIDED EVALUATION FORM.

    7-8 ORCHESTRA - PLEASE EVALUATE THE TWO ENSEMBLE PIECES THAT YOU PERFORMED FOR THE SPRING CONCERT AND THE SECOND 5-6TH GRADE PIECE. 

    HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA - PLEASE EVALUATE 3 OUT OF THE 4 ENSEMBLE PIECES THAT YOU PERFORMED FOR THE SPRING CONCERT USING THE FILES ABOVE AND THE PROVIDED EVALUATION FORM. 

     

     

     

    QUARTERLY TESTS

    In addition to learning the orchestra and lesson music, all orchestra students will be tested quarterly, and are responsible for the following:

    Tests will include:

    1. Excerpts from orchestra music (anything we have gone over is game for the test!)
    2. ALL Q1-Q4 Requirements, respectively. (see below)

     

    QUARTERLY PLAYING TEST DATES

    2017-2018

    Q1: OCTOBER 26  – NOVEMBER 2

    Q2: JANUARY 3 – JANUARY 10

    Q3: APRIL 10 – APRIL 17

    Q4: MAY 14 – MAY 21  CANCELLED

     

    QUARTERLY PROJECT DUE DATES

    (H.S. PRIVATE LESSON STUDENTS ONLY – BY APPLICATION ONLY) 

    Q1: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH

    Q2: FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH

    Q3: FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH

    Q4: FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH

     

    HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

     Advanced/Extra Credit - String Skills Two-Octave Scales & Arpeggios

    The test will be broken into 4 segments, one test per quarter.  You must be prepared for the following each quarter:

    Quarter 1

    • Rhythm Practice Level 1
    • Rhythm Worksheets 1 & 2
    • DM, bm, GM, em Scales & Key Signatures
    • Sight Reading (I will select an example from pages 1-25)

    Quarter 2 

    • Rhythm Practice Level 2
    • Rhythm Worksheets 3-5
    • CM, am, AM, f#m Scales & Key Signatures
    • Sight Reading (I will select an example from pages 26-50)

    Quarter 3

    • You must be able to tune your instrument
    • Rhythm Practice Level 3
    • Rhythm Worksheets 6 & 7
    • FM, dm, BbM, gm Scales & Key Signatures
    • Sight Reading (NYSSMA Level 3)

    Quarter 4

    • You must be able to tune your instrument
    • Rhythm Practice Levels 1-3
    • Rhythm Worksheets 8 & 9
    • EbM, cm, AbM, fm & Key Signatures
    • Sight Reading (NYSSMA Level 4)

     

     7-8 ORCHESTRA

    The test will be broken into 4 segments, one test per quarter.  You must be prepared for the following each quarter:

    Quarter 1

    • Rhythm Practice Level 1
    • Rhythm Worksheet 1 – Lesson 1: Basic Counting
    • DM & CM Scales
    • Sight Reading (I will select an example from pages 1-25)

    Quarter 2 

    • Rhythm Practice Level 2
    • Rhythm Worksheet 2 & 3 – Lesson 2: Dotted Quarter and Eighth & Lesson 3: Ties
    • GM & AM Scales
    • Sight Reading (I will select an example from pages 26-50)

    Quarter 3

    • You must be able to tune your A string
    • Rhythm Practice Level 3
    • Rhythm Worksheet 4 & 5 – Lesson 4: Eighth-note rests & Lesson 5: Sixteenth Notes
    • BbM & gm Scales
    • Sight Reading (NYSSMA Level 2)

    Quarter 4

    • You must be able to tune your A & D strings
    • Rhythm Practice Levels 1-3
    • Rhythm Worksheet 7 – Lesson 7: Meters with Eighth Note Denominations
    • FM & dm Scales
    • Sight Reading (NYSSMA Level 3)

     

    5-6 Orchestra

    The test will be broken into 4 segments, one test per quarter.  You must be prepared for the following each quarter:

    Quarter 1

    • Rhythm Practice Level 1 (#1-6)
    • Rhythm Worksheet 1 – Lesson 1: Basic Counting
    • DM Scale
    • Sight Reading (I will select an example from pages 1-12)

    Quarter 2 

    • Rhythm Practice Level 1 (#7-12)
    • Rhythm Worksheet 2 – Lesson 2: Dotted Quarter & Eighth
    • GM Scale
    • Sight Reading (I will select an example from pages 13-25)

    Quarter 3

    • Rhythm Practice Level 2 (#1-6)
    • Rhythm Worksheet 3 – Lesson 3: Ties
    • CM Scale
    • Sight Reading (NYSSMA Level 1)

    Quarter 4

    • You must be able to tune your A string
    • Rhythm Practice Level 2 (#7-12)
    • Rhythm Worksheet 5 – Lesson 5: Sixteenth Notes
    • DM, GM & CM Scales
    • Sight Reading (NYSSMA Level 2)