Lawler Orchestra offers five different levels of orchestra instruction. Students are placed in an ensemble based on prior knowledge and ability on their instrument. 

Beginner Orchestra – our beginner orchestra includes students with no experience as well as students with some prior experience who need to refresh their basic technique. In beginner orchestra, students will learn the fundamentals to become a great violinist, violist, cellist, bassist, or harpist!

Philharmonia Orchestra – Phil is our 7th grade Sub Non-Varsity orchestra. Philharmonia is the natural progression following beginner year of orchestra. Rising 5th grade students with experience can audition into the Philharmonia orchestra.

Sinfonia Orchestra – Sinfonia is our 7th grade Non-Varsity orchestra. This group includes select 6th graders by audition. An audition is required for placement in the Sinfonia orchestra.

Camerata Orchestra – Camerata orchestra is our 8th grade non-varsity orchestra.  Camerata is the natural progression after Philharmonia or Sinfonia level. An audition is required for placement in the Camerata orchestra.

Chamber Orchestra – Chamber orchestra is our varsity level ensemble open to 6th – 8th graders with at least a year of experience. An audition is required for placement in the Chamber orchestra and students enrolled in chamber orchestra are expected to pursue private lessons.