The Bellarmine Chamber Orchestra (BCO) is a performance-based ensemble for individuals who have previous experience playing string instruments that are bowed, which only include violin, viola, cello and double bass. Students wishing to take the course will be asked to submit a three-minute video as their audition for acceptance into the ensemble. The BCO is designed to build knowledge of string performance techniques and theory. Students must provide their own instrument with the exception of the following school-owned instruments, which may be available for students to use during the year (Cello and String Bass). Prerequisites are previous music ensemble experience or concurrent enrollment in studio private lessons.