Ensembles

Milton Orchestra is part of the vibrant performing arts community at Milton High School in Fulton County, Georgia. The program consists of three ensemble classes: Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia, and Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, students meet throughout the year to participate in extracurricular ensembles such as Pit Orchestra, Full Orchestra, and chamber ensembles for special events and community outreach. Milton orchestras have performed at the ASTA National Orchestra Festival, Smoky Mountain Music Festival, and Georgia State University Orchestra Festival, among others.

Concert Orchestra is an intermediate-level course for string players. The content of this course includes include instruction in string performance techniques with emphasis placed on musicianship, ensemble playing, and technical skills through the study of exercises and mainly grade 3-4 string orchestra repertoire. Individual practice outside of class time is necessary for successful mastery of performance standards. There will be required performances and some rehearsals outside of class time. Students are placed into this course by instructor approval or recommendation of their middle school orchestra director. For information contact Andrew Cummings: cummingsas@fultonschools.org

Sinfonia Orchestra is an advanced-level course for string players. This course includes instruction in string performance techniques with emphasis placed on musicianship, ensemble playing, and technical skills through the study of exercises and mainly grade grade 4-5 string orchestra repertoire. Individual practice outside of class time is necessary for successful mastery of performance standards. There will be required performances and some rehearsals outside of class time. Students are placed into this course by auditions occurring in the spring semester for the following school year. For audition information contact Andrew Cummings: cummingsas@fultonschools.org

Chamber Orchestra is a mastery-level course for string players. It is comprised of students of the highest level of skill and experience on their instruments. This course includes instruction in string performance techniques with emphasis placed on musicianship, ensemble playing, and technical skills through the study of exercises and mainly grade grade 5-6 string orchestra repertoire. Students should be prepared to complete rigorous performance assessments and spend time outside of class for required performances/rehearsals. Individual practice outside of class time is necessary for successful mastery of performance standards. Students are placed into this course by auditions occurring in the spring semester for the following school year. For audition information contact Andrew Cummings: cummingsas@fultonschools.org