String Orchestra is offered to Conservatory students with either previous string or no string experience. Orchestra students will study and perform standard string and limited full orchestra literature of varying styles. A moderate to advanced proficiency level is necessary in order to prepare literature. Periodically, there are special events, rehearsals, or concerts during non-school hours. Participation in such activities is an essential extension of the course and will be considered in the grading process. Selected members of the Wind Ensemble will join the String Orchestra to provide students with a full orchestral experience. Students at this level are required to audition for both All-County and All-State Ensembles.