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A young girl playing the violin in a room of other musicians led by a conductor
This program requires application before ticket package purchase.

During this 90-minute version of the You’re Instrumental workshop, middle school bands and orchestras sight-read, prepare and record a polished performance of special Disney music selections in a studio environment like a professional musician.

  • Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Year-Round
  • Middle–Junior High
  • Starting Price

Workshop Overview

Middle school bands and orchestras learn how to get the most out of rehearsals and discover how to hone their sight-reading skills under the guidance of an experienced Disney teaching artist.

Your group will examine the skills, attitudes and priorities essential to musical excellence. This 90-minute workshop culminates in a very special finale—a recording of your ensemble performing Disney music, accompanied by footage from a classic Disney animated film.

Performers work toward musical and technical proficiency in a recording studio environment as they:

  • Sight-read short arrangements of Disney music ranging from Grade 1.5 to Grade 2
  • Incorporate accuracy and expressiveness to maximize rehearsal productivity
  • Emphasize intonation, balance and tone quality while following the conductor’s interpretation
  • Discuss the requirements of a studio recording environment and what is expected of performers
  • Experience what life is like for a professional studio musician

Chairs, stands, amps, a piano and all large percussion instruments are provided. Music is scored for standard concert band instruments. Your Disney clinician will select music appropriate for your group's grade level in order to achieve success within a short rehearsal period. Workshop content may be adjusted by the clinician to better fit your group's skill level.

Recommended for beginning, middle school and junior high bands and orchestras.

National Core Arts Standards

Disney Performing Arts Workshops fulfill many of the National Core Arts Standards for creation, performing, responding and connecting. Review the standards explored through this experience.

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How to Apply

Submit your completed Disney Performing Arts Application to us at least 8 weeks before the requested date of your event. (Application materials can be accepted up to one year in advance.)

Please note: You must apply and receive confirmation of acceptance before purchasing your tickets!

Groups planning to visit during our peak season—February 14 through May 2, 2020: Please read our guidelines for Disney Performing Arts and Festival Disney experiences.