Ingraham Orchestras



Symphony Orchestra

This year-long performing ensemble is designed for advanced students of String, Wind, Brass, and Percussion instruments. Students play a wide variety of music from different cultures and time periods and perform in school concerts and regional festivals.

Audition or teacher approval is required.


Chamber Orchestra

This year-long performing ensemble is designed for advanced students who play violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students continue to develop skills in tone production, phrasing, rhythmic and aural acuity, and the advancement of technical skills such as shifting, vibrato, bow control and correct posture. Orchestra students learn and perform a wide variety of music from different cultures and time periods focusing on the ensemble work. Students perform in school concerts and regional festivals. 

Audition or teacher approval is required. 


Concert Orchestra

This year-long performing ensemble is for students who play violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students develop skills in tone production, phrasing, rhythmic and aural acuity, and the advancement of technical skills such as shifting, vibrato, bow control and correct posture. Orchestra students learn and perform a wide variety of music from different cultures and time periods. Students perform in school concerts and regional festivals. 

Previous ensemble experience, audition or teacher approval is required.


Heidi Oveson has been teaching at Ingraham High School since 2000.  She has a degree in K-12 Music Education with a secondary instrumental emphasis from WWU in Bellingham, WA and a Masters in Theatre Production and Design from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.  Since starting her career at Ingraham High School, the orchestra program has grown from 8 students to three full orchestra classes including Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Ingraham Orchestras regularly receive Superior and Gold Level awards from regional orchestra festivals and competitions. As the theatre teacher Ms. Oveson directs and produces at least two plays and a musical every year with the students at Ingraham. Heidi was awarded the Golden Acorn from the Washington Parent Teacher Association and in 2016 was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

When not at Ingraham Heidi performs as the principal violist with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra.  Heidi lives in Shoreline with her husband Paul and son Henry Forrest.

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