Central High School Main Office: (970)254-6200
550 Warrior Way  
Grand Junction, CO 81504  
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  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! 

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      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. 

   


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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: 970-254-6200  ext: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 Sweekstakes   for Best Music Department

  2008 Heritage Music Festival in Colorado Springs

     Chamber Orchestra     Gold Rating

     Outstanding Orchestra Group Award

     Festival Sweekstakes   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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