2019-20 Course Syllabus

Course description, evaluation and grading, policies and procedures, and more. The last page must be signed by students and parents at the beginning of the year and returned to Ms. Davis.

Google Classroom

2019-2020 Google Classroom codes by class:

Philharmonic Orchestra - 9j90ca6

Symphonic Orchestra - o4bkhn

Concert Orchestra - jcinsnt


To receive important updates from Ms. Davis via Remind, go to on your smartphone and follow the instructions. You may opt to receive reminders via text or email.

If you don't have a smartphone, you can still receive text notifications. Text the message @gradyo to the number 81010.


Studies have shown that musicians learn pieces more quickly and accurately when they listen to model recordings, compared with studying only the sheet music. It is, to quote the Bulletproof Musician, "[a] bit like being able to see what a 10,000-piece puzzle is supposed to look like before trying to put the pieces together." Challenge yourself to enhance your learning with listening.

Throughout the year, Ms. Davis will provide audio and video study clips in this location. Stay tuned!