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CSUF String Orchestra

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO

String Orchestra


Instructors: Dr. Susan Doering, Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst Phone: (559) 278-7547
e-mail: dwulfhorst@csufresno.edu
Office: Music 165


Prerequisites

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 Dates

Concert I: October 8, 2003 (Wednesday), 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall


Concert II: December 9, 2003 (Tuesday), 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall

Concert I:

Henry Purcell: Abdelazar or the Moor's Revenge
Alan Hovhanes: Armenian Rhapsody No. 2
Frederick Delius: Two Aquarelles
Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst
Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Music
2380 East Keats Avenue
M/S MB 77
California State University, Fresno
Fresno CA 93740-8024
U.S.A.
Ph (559) 278-7547
Fax (559) 278-6800
email: dwulfhorst@csufresno.edu
URL: http://www.csufresno.edu/music