Orchestra

-C.H.S. String Orchestra for being AWARDED The 2015"OUTSTANDING STRING ORCHESTRA " for 5A Schools at the Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival.
-MS.AMBER CAMPBELL was selected, in "2007" by the Colorado Jaycee's, as the YOUNG OUTSTANDING COLORADOAN OF THE YEAR!"
This award is open to all ages and professions. Ms. Campbell was awarded this honor based on nominations, for her influences on her students, both past and present!

The Teacher

The Orchestra program is expanding to meet the needs of the students involved.Members of the Orchestra program may have the opportunity to be involved in district music events and to be a part of various honor groups as well as participate in outside of school activities.

The Groups
Pictures
Awards

 

Orchestra TeacherThe Teacher

Ms. Amber Campbell has been teaching at Central High School for twenty-four years.She received her Bachelor's of Music in viola performance, and her Bachelor's of Music Education from the University of Colorado in Boulder.She was awarded the "Honor Strings Quartet Scholarship" for four years and was the first freshmen to ever receive this award. Ms. Campbell also has a Masters Degree in Computer Technology from Leslie University. She has also served on the All-State Orchestra Board for five years and has served as the western slope representative for ASTA (American String Teachers Association) for six years. Currently 5 of her students are teaching Orchestra in public schools here in Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming, all which participated in a School to Career internship Ms Campbell created fro her high school seniors that were interested in Music Education. Ms Campbell has presented a workshop on this concept at the National ASTA convention in Reno, Nevada.Ms Campbell has also been a guest conductor and adjudicator for many other school districts in Colorado and Utah. She is the viola instructor and co-founder of the CASTA Middle School String Camp and was on the faculty at Mesa State College for 5 years. Ms. Campbell has been a member of the CU Symphony, CU Chamber Orchestra,Cheyenne Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic,and the Grand Junction Symphony. Along with performing she enjoys teaching her private viola studio and continues to be in demand as a guest conductor/ clinician for various orchestra events. In fifteen years, twelve of her students have received full scholarships to attend universities for viola performance and music education. She splits her teaching time between Bookcliff Middle School and Central High School. Her groups have won various awards over the years at the Colorado West Invitational Music Festival. Many of her students have participated in the Colorado All State Orchestra and other honor groups. E mail Ms. Campbell at: amber.campbell@d51schools.org or phone her at:970-254-6200ext:22151

 

The Groups:
Concert Orchestra (9th & 10th grade or beginners)
Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra (Upperclassmen, with Band)
Symphonic Orchestra (Juniors & Seniors)
Chamber Orchestra (Top 20 students)
Musical Pit Orchestra

 

 

Awards:
2014 Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, California
Chamber Orchestra Gold Rating
Concert Orchestra Silver Rating
String Orchestra Silver Rating

2011 Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, California
Chamber Orchestra Silver Rating
String Orchestra Silver Rating

2009 Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, California
Chamber Orchestra Silver Rating
String Orchestra Silver Rating
Festival Sweepstakes for Best Music Department

2008 Heritage Music Festival in Colorado Springs
Chamber Orchestra Gold Rating
Outstanding Orchestra Group Award
Festival Sweepstakes for Best Music Department
Outstanding Soloist Conor Wilson

2007 Heritage Music Festival in Colorado Springs
Chamber Orchestra Gold Rating
Outstanding Orchestral Group Award
Outstanding Music Department Sweepstake Award

2006 Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, California
Chamber Orchestra Gold Rating
String Orchestra Silver Rating
Outstanding Music Department Sweepstakes Award

2005 Heritage Music Festival in Colorado Springs
Chamber Orchestra Gold Rating
Adjudicators Award (for scoring above 92%)
Outstanding Orchestra Award (Chamber Orchestra)
Instrumental Sweepstakes Award

Colorado West Invitational Music Festival
Outstanding Chamber Strings 98,00,01,07
Outstanding String Orchestra 96,98,99,01,03,04,15

Colorado High School Activities Association Academic Team
1999,2000,2001

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