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Ms. Lea K. Gordon, Orchestra Director
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Lea Gordon received her BA in Music Performance from Southwestern University.  She also received a BA in economics and a MS in economics from the University of Massachusetts.  She is Suzuki certified in violin and viola.  She has taught violin, viola, and cello for nearly 20 years in the Houston Area.  She has also taught music theory classes, early childhood education classes, and prenatal music classes.  She has run workshops for young musicians in Houston and was a clinician or judge for several workshops throughout Texas.  Currently, Mrs. Gordon is the Director of the Orchestra Program at Knox Junior High in The Woodlands, Texas, where she conducts over 170 seventh and eighth graders in six different orchestras.
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1st period - Conference

2nd period - String Ensemble

3rd period - Symphony

4th period - Chamber

5th period - Philharmonic

6th period - Concert

7th period - Beginners
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Chamber Orchestra
Knox Chamber Orchestra is the Varsity orchestra consisting of 7th and 8th graders.  Students are selected in a highly competitive audition process every spring. Chamber students regularly make the Region Orchestra held in November and participate in UIL or CISD Solo and Ensemble contest in February.  Chamber Orchestra competes annually in the Texas Renaissance Festival Annual School Days Contest, UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest in May and the Alamo Showcase of Music Contests in San Antonio.


Symphony Orchestra
Knox Symphony Orchestra is the Non-Varsity orchestra consisting of 7th and 8th graders.  Students are selected in a highly competitive audition process every spring. Symphony students regularly participate in UIL Solo and Ensemble contest in February.  Symphony Orchestra competes annually in UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest in May and Alamo Showcase of Music Contest in San Antonio.



Philharmonic Orchestra
Knox Philharmonic Orchestra is the Sub-Non-Varsity orchestra consisting of mainly 7th and some 8th graders.  Students are selected in a competitive audition process every spring.  Philharmonic Orchestra competes annually in UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest in May.


Concert Orchestra
Knox Concert Orchestra is a training orchestra for 7th and 8th graders.  Note reading and technical skills are reviewed and reinforced daily.  Students participate in four major concerts each year: a fall, winter and spring concert as well as the annual String Fling concert in May.  Students are able to attend the annual orchestra field trip in May to the Schlitterbahn-Space City Showcase of Music.





String Ensemble
Knox String Ensemble is a training orchestra for mainly 7th graders and some 8th graders.  Class size is smaller to offer more individualized attention.  Note reading and technical skills are reviewed and reinforced daily.  Students participate in four major concerts each year: a fall, winter and spring concert as well as the annual String Fling Concert in May.  Students are able to attend the annual orchestra field trip in May to the Schlitterbahn-Space City Showcase of Music.


Beginning Orchestra
Knox Beginning Orchestra is open to any 7th and or 8th grader with a desire to learn a string instrument.  No previous experience needed.  Students learn basics of posture, note reading and rhythm.  Students will participate in three major concerts a year: winter and spring concerts as well as the annual String Fling Concert in May.  Students are able to attend the annual orchestra field trip in May to the Schlitterbahn-Space City Showcase of Music.





























Last Modified: Sep 21, 2016
 

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