GT Orchestra Guideline and Forms

 

Please click on the link below to see general information regarding the GTSO and Chamber Strings, course requirements, participation, music folders, attendance policy, and grading policy.

Orchestra Guideline 17s (updated 1/8/2017)

 


 

Forms

Academic Conflict Form

Orchestra Academic Conflict Form (pdf)

Orchestra Academic Conflict Form (doc)

 

Absence Request Form

Orchestra Absence Form (pdf)

Orchestra Absence Form (doc)

 

 


Instrument, Storage and Practice Room

  • For instrument rental, please complete the form at: https://music.gatech.edu/instrumentrental
    • School owned wind instruments and string bass can be signed out with a rental fee of $25/semester. Contact Professor Diden (diden@music.gatech.edu) if you have any questions.
    • The school of music has several string basses and one cello for rent for a rental fee of $25/semester. Contact Professor Ting (cting@gatech.edu) for request.
    • For information about renting any other string instruments, please contact Ronald Sachs Violins at ronaldsachs.com

 

 


Orchestra Attendance Policy

**Please note that this is only a summary of the attendance policy.
Please refer to the Orchestra Guideline for a full explanation.**

 

Students should arrive at rehearsal room no later than 10 minutes prior to rehearsal. Attendance will be taken when tuning begins. All students not in seat when tuning begins will be considered LATE.

    • Tardy: Students arrive after tuning begins, within the first 15 minutes of the rehearsal.
    • Unexcused Absence: Students arrive later than 15 minutes after the rehearsal has begun will be marked as unexcused absence.
    • Excused Absence: Each student is allowed two excused absence per semester. Absences during the last two rehearsals prior to a concert must be discussed with the director. There will be no excused absences from Dress Rehearsals. Students are required to fill out an GTSO Absence Form in order to have the absence considered as excused:
      • Absence due to illness: an email must be sent to the director prior to the rehearsal time.
      • Absence of other personal nature: a filled GTSO Absence Form must be submitted to the director at least one day prior to the absence date.

 


 

Orchestra Grading Policy

**Please note that this is only a summary of the grading policy.
Please refer to the Orchestra Guideline for a full explanation.**

 

Grades are determined by attendance, preparation, and attitude. Rehearsals should be as efficient as possible. Talking during rehearsal should be kept to a minimum.

  • Cellphone use during rehearsal is prohibited. Each violation will drop your final grade by one letter (as from A to B).
  • Missing a dress rehearsal or a performance will result in your final grade dropping by one letter (as from A to B).
  • Each student is allowed two excused absence per semester.
  • Two Tardies = One Unexcused absence = grade dropping by one increment (Starting from A to A-).