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The Arkansas Arts Academy orchestra program provides students with unique opportunities to play music in many different styles and genres.

The AAA orchestra regularly partners with other arts disciplines to present collaborative concerts. Whether they are playing chamber music, accompanying live dance performances, or playing as a string section within the Rockhoppers band, orchestra students are given many opportunities to expand their skills and gain valuable performance experience.

Ensembles include:

  • Junior High String Orchestra: A 7-8th grade string ensemble for violin, viola, cello and bass players. This ensemble establishes the fundamentals for ensemble string players and prepares them for entry into the symphonic orchestra when they enter high school.
  • AAA Symphonic Orchestra: A full symphonic orchestra consisting of 9-12 grade string, woodwind, brass, and percussion students. This ensemble is AAA's premiere performing ensemble and participates in at least four concerts each school year.
  • AAA Camber Music Class: This is a 9-12 grade ensemble focused on small ensemble performances. String, woodwind, brass, piano, and ensemble percussion students learn rehearsal skills in preparation for many performances throughout the year. These can include holiday events, fundraising opportunities, or collaborations with other AAA ensembles.

Course Offerings:

  • AAA Symphonic Orchestra
  • Jr. High String Orchestra
  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Survey of Music History
  • Aural Perception
  • Special Topics in Music
A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.
- Gustav Mahler

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