Harpeth Hall has four middle school orchestras and an upper school chamber orchestra. Orchestra students play a variety of repertoire from various genres , reflecting the fact that we are a diverse community sharing a common love of music. They will experience both on and off campus performance opportunities while practicing performance, music literacy and composition.
5th Grade Strings at Harpeth Hall is a beginning string class for girls wishing to pursue instruction on violin, viola or cello. This class is open to students with experience as well as beginners. Classes meet twice a rotation and students learn a variety of music and perform in two concerts per year.
7th and 8th Grade Orchestra at Harpeth Hall is a more concentrated class on the strings. Instruments include violin, viola, cello and bass. Students must have at least one year of prior experience for this group. This ensemble performs 3-4 times per year and plays music ranging from contemporary, classical, new age, jazz and even American fiddle music.
Upper School Orchestra at Harpeth Hall is a full ensemble of strings. Students in this ensemble must have a minimum of two years of experience on their instruments. This performing ensemble meets four times per seven day rotation and performs 4-6 concerts per year. The Upper School Orchestra also competes at concert festival and students are eligible to audition for Tennessee Mid-State and All State Orchestras. Musical genres explored in this class vary from classical, rock, new-age, fiddle, renaissance, baroque and romantic. Students are introduced to more intensive music theory and are exposed to many aspects of performance and history.