The beginning orchestra program consists of a lesson program and large ensemble experience. Students have the option to participate in orchestra in 5th grade in our elementary schools. Now is the best time for students to start learning an instrument as there is no beginning orchestra program at CMS.
In the Elementary Beginning Orchestra, students will develop correct playing posture, will learn the fundamentals of playing music, and how to read music. Elementary orchestra provides students with a solid musical foundation to enter higher level orchestra offerings at Central Middle School and Eden Prairie High School.
Instruction is offered on the following instruments:
Violin – Viola – Cello - Bass
Students in orchestra will participate in a 22-minute group lesson (5-7 students) once a week during the school day. Students will rotate through a lesson schedule so they will not miss the same class every week. In addition, students will participate in a 45-minute large group ensemble once a week during the school day beginning in November. Students will participate in 3-4 concerts during the school year.
Contact Orchestra Teacher Jeremy Mattson via email at Jeremy_Mattson@edenpr.org .