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In 2006, I started the orchestra program in legacy Shelby County through Collierville Middle and Schilling Farms Middle. Over the years, it has expanded and grown. I am proud to still be starting new orchestra students and sending high school ready students onward. My goals are to create students with the technical ability while developing their love of learning to play music. I look forward to being part of your student's musical journey. 

 

Orchestra curriculum is centered on learning to play a string instrument. The orchestra will study a varied repertoire of music: classical, folk, fiddle, movie theme, and popular styles. The course will also include composition, music history, listening, and music theory. Practice records and calendars are located at the bottom of the page for you to print out.

 

Communication

 My class agendas are posted weekly. Click on "Classes" at the bottom of the page to access my weekly agendas.

 

There is an event link with information about each up coming event. Click on the appropriate tab to the right to access the WTSBOA event information. E.g. Solo and Ensemble, All West, and Concert Festival

 

Remind101 changed their free policy to teachers with fewer than 150 students. This year I have too many students to qualify for free Remind101 texts. I may set up a special trip remind but be using email and my website as my main sources of communication.  I may set up a spring trip group but will not be able to use for grade level reminders.

 

bhall@colliervilleschools.org

(901) 853-3321 (CMS number)

 

I am looking forward to another great year at CMS!

 

Sincerely, -- Britta Hall

 

Orchestra Director
Collierville Schools

 

 

"Let the love for literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, and, above all, music enter into your lives."

- Theodore Roosevelt

 
 

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High School Strings III Audition

High school course selections are nearing. Strings I and II are the next courses for rising 8th graders. There is no audition required for Strings I or II. However, if your child is advanced and would like a more challenging musical course, they can audition for Strings III. When doing course selections, indicate your preference and the H.S. will place you in the appropriate course based on your audition. It is also possible to start out in Strings I or II and be moved during the school year. There is a bit more flexibility with H.S. course adjustments.
 

Strings III Audition Requirements: 

Song selection: Excerpt of your choice. (Bach violin concertos and cello suites are preferred but not required.)

Scales: melodic minor scale appropriate for your instrument (Violin – g melodic minor, Viola & Cello – c melodic minor & for Bass e melodic minor) all instruments should also prepare Ab major scale & B Major scale. Mrs. Fuller will accept 2 octaves but would prefer 3.

Video should be a clear view of yourself and instrument.

Email your video(s) to Mrs. Fuller by May 1. sfuller@colliervilleschools.org

All West

If you have not done so yet, I need anyone who is wanting to audition for All West this year (CVA especially) please send me an email today. (Tuesday, Jan 19).

CMS 7th and 8th Grade Christmas Symphony

We have worked on a Christmas Symphony for about a week. It is not as rehearsed as a traditional concert would be but I wanted to share a little of what our class sounds like during the pandemic. We have been having fun playing together. We miss our CVA students and hope that someday we will come together.

CMS 6th Grade Jolly Old St. Nicholas

We have worked on a Jolly Old St. Nicholas for about a week. It is not as rehearsed as a traditional concert would be but I wanted to share a little of what our class sounds like during the pandemic since you're missing their first concert experience. This is our first song with multiple parts. Our first attempt at orchestra music. We have been having fun playing together. We miss our CVA students and hope that someday we will come together.

CMS 6th Grade Jingle Bells

We have worked on a Jingle Bells for about a week. It is not as rehearsed as a traditional concert would be but I wanted to share a little of what our class sounds like during the pandemic. We have been having fun playing together. We miss our CVA students and hope that someday we will come together.

all west 2020

All-West will be having virtual auditions this year. The music for each instrument is attached. Students will not be required to audition but interested students may learn the music on their own. CVA orchestra students are welcome to audition as well. Please contact me if your child is interested. I do not know yet if there will be a virtual clinic or if acceptance will be honorary. I will let you know, when I get more information. Auditions will be in January. The students will still be required to memorize scales as well. For Violin one octave C, G, A, F and Bb and two octave D. For Viola, Cello and Bass one octave C, D, A, F and Bb and two octave G. Additional octaves are optional.