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Nguyen, Teresa


Teresa Nguyen, Orchestra Director


This is my 16th year teaching orchestra at Clark High School. The Clark High School Orchestra is a successful program earning many Sweepstakes awards at UIL contests and national recognition at music festivals. I have over 150 students, divided into four performing groups: Concert Orchestra (string), Chamber Orchestra (string), and two full orchestras: Concert Full and Symphony.  Please see the calendar for details on rehearsals and concert dates.

Admission to orchestra classes is by audition only for violin, viola, cello, and string bass.  Students entering orchestra classes have generally played for at least 3 years.  Students are placed in based on auditions and teacher recommendations.  Students who play wind, brass, or percussion instrument and wish to perform with the full orchestra must be concurrently enrolled in the Clark Band program.

Music Theory 1 is for students who wish to learn how to read and write music. For students who already read music, you should sign up for Music Theory 2.

Instrumental Ensemble is for students who are concurrently enrolled in either band or orchestra classes.

Course Schedule

1. Chamber Orchestra 8:50-9:40 B114
2. Concert Orchestra 9:45-10:35 B114
3.  Conference 10:40-11:30 B114
4. Lunch 11:35-12:25 B114
5. Instrumental Ensemble 12:30-1:20 B114
6. Music Theory 1 1:25-2:15 B114
7.  Music Theory 1 2:20-3:10 B114
8. Instrumental Ensemble 3:15-4:05 B114

  NEF Grant Winner

Mrs. Nguyen is a 2012-13 NEF grant winner for her project "In Tune on Time."  The grant will purchase a class set of individual digital tuners for each student.  These tuners will empower students to tune their own instruments while supporting the development of aural skills.  Tuners will greatly decrease the amount of time spent tuning each instrument one by one so that more time may be spent on instruction.

Orchestra Syllabus

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2012 Audition Requirements for Incoming Students.pdf 9/15/2012
Grading Policy 12-13.pdf 9/1/2012
Important Dates 12-13.pdf 9/1/2012
Instrument Retainer Policy12-13.pdf 9/1/2012

Music Theory 1 Syllabus

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Theory Syllabus 12-13.pdf 9/22/2012