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Teacher Recommendation - APSU Honor Orchestra

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Honor Orchestra Festival dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016

Please complete the teacher recommendation form below. Please note that each student needs to fill out a separate application. However, teachers/directors may use the another form if they have multiple students attending the HOF. For teachers with muliple students attending, please click here: Teacher Rec (multiple students)

Priority Application deadline: Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Application deadline: Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

If you prefer to complete a PDF version of the teacher recommendation form to submit via email or to print out and mail, download the PDF form. Submission instructions are included on the first page of the application.

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Format: (xxx) xxx-xxxx
For violin students, please indicate the section in which the student usually sits in your school or youth orchestra. If the seating rotates between sections, please select "Both (rotates)".
Please indicate the Chair this student sits in your school or youth orchestra. If seating rotates, please enter "rotates".

There will be two orchestras this year. Please indicate your recommendation for the orchestra that would best fit the student:

Philharmonia (Advanced)

A student in this orchestra should meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Studied his/her instrument for a minimum of three years 
  • Should be comfortable reading complex rhythms, shifting, and reading higher positions
  • May have been accepted to one of the regional or All-State orchestras, studies privately or participates in youth orchestras 
  • Has a music reading level of “very good” or “excellent” 
  • Is playing at the ASTA CAP level 5, Suzuki Book 4 or 5 (violin) or equivalent

Sinfonia (Intermediate)

A student in this orchestra should meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Studied his/her instrument for a minimum of one year
  • Can read music 
  • Is playing at the ASTA CAP level 2, Suzuki Book 2 or equivalent

Teachers should use their best judgment when recommending their students for the two orchestras. We want students to succeed and have the best experience possible. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Crane with any questions about recommendations. The directors/conductors reserve the right to assign students to the group they feel is most appropriate taking into consideration the needs of the orchestras and the age and experience of the students. 

* If you are a director or teacher bringing several students, please list your students (with instruments) in the comment section and rank your students in order of ability, experience and/or level. Include any comments or justifications for your rankings. This is an option that will help the faculty place the students in the most appropriate orchestra/section. Or fill out the "Teachers with multiple students" form.

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If you are a director or teacher bringing several students, please click on the "Teachers with multiple students" form. If you have already filled out this Teacher recommendation form (and do not wish to start over), please list all of your students attending the festival, including instruments, and rank them in order of their seating (or place them in the recommended orchestra).