CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO
Instructors: Dr. Susan Doering, Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst Phone: (559) 278-7547
Office: Music 165
This course is only for students enrolled at California State University, Fresno. This course is open to string players
who are enrolled as music majors, music minors, by special audition, or through the 60+ and Step to College programs. An audition
may be required. Students must be able to perform at the college level.
Course Philosophy and Objectives
This course is intended to develop orchestral skills and techniques, and to advance performance opportunities in string
ensemble playing. Standard repertoire for string orchestra ranging from the Baroque period to the twenty-first century will
be explored and performed in public concerts. Skills such as leading a section, exploration of tonal colors and possibilities,
ensemble development, solo opportunities, string techniques, style considerations, social skills, and stage presence and aspects
of the performing experience will be developed by all students. Professional conduct and a pleasant cooperative attitude are
expected at all times.
Students who are either unable to perform at the level appropriate to a university string orchestra, are unwilling to
contribute to the group effort, or do not work to improve their individual skills for the betterment of the ensemble will
be asked to withdraw from the course.
Concert I: October 8, 2003 (Wednesday), 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall
Concert II: December 9, 2003 (Tuesday), 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall
Henry Purcell: Abdelazar or the Moor's Revenge
Alan Hovhanes: Armenian Rhapsody No. 2
Frederick Delius: Two Aquarelles
Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite