Triple A: Arts, A la Carte, After School » Primary Orchestra

Primary Orchestra

2021-2022 School Year

 

Grade: 2nd-5th (Secondary Orchestra will be held separately. Click here to access Secondary Orchestra information.)

Day: Wednesday or Thursday (see details below)

Frequency: One class per week

Time: depends on skill level (see details below)

Fall Semester Dates: August 25 - December 9, 2021

Spring Semester Dates: January 12 - May 12, 2022

Cost: $25 registration, $225 per semester

Registration Dates: July 12, 2021- August 21, 2021

 

**Meet and Greet: Thursday, August 19 from 5:00-6:00 pm in Primary Music Room.**

 

How to Register:

1. Thoroughly review the Primary Orchestra program details and Triple A Terms for Participation.

2. Complete the Triple A - Primary Orchestra Registration Form.

3. Complete Ms. Zenfell's Meridian Orchestra Registration Form.

4. Submit the registration fee by referencing the "How to Pay" section below.

5. All steps must be completed in order to save your student's spot.

 

How to Pay:

  • $25 registration fee to hold your spot, due at enrollment. This is not part of the participation fee.
  • Participation fee - $225 per semester
      • Option 1: $225 due prior to first class of the semester.
      • Option 2: 4 payments of $56.25 due at the first of the month. 
  • Methods of Payment:
    • Venmo (@AuroraZenfell) 
      Check (made out to Aurora Zenfell)
      Cash (in an envelope with student name)
  • Important note, registration is by semester, not by the month.**
 
 

2021-2022 SCHEDULE:

 

Beginning Violin:

Wednesday, 1:05-2:05 pm

Open to students who have never played a stringed instrument. Classes are capped at 15. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing a string instrument including position, musicianship, and technique. All students will be responsible for providing an appropriate instrument and accessories. (Enrolled students will receive more details in the Orchestra Handbook)

 

Beginning Cello:

Thursday, 3:35-4:35 pm 

Open to students who have never played a stringed instrument. Classes are capped at 15. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing a string instrument including position, musicianship, and technique. All students will be responsible for providing an appropriate instrument and accessories. (Enrolled students will receive more details in the Orchestra Handbook)

 

Overture Orchestra:

Director’s Approval Required - Wednesday, 2:20-3:20 pm

This class is designed as a continuation of Beginning Levels. This includes students in grades 3-5 and placement will be based on audition. In this class, students will continue to refine posture, build on technique skills, while transitioning into music reading and becoming more independent musicians.

 

Encore Orchestra:

Director’s Approval Required - Wednesday, 3:35-4:35 pm

This class is designed for students who have completed the Beginning Levels. This includes students in grades 3-5 who are reading music fluently and have solid technical skills. Placement is audition based. We will work primarily on playing orchestra music together.

Classes will not be held on the following dates due to student holidays and testing:

October 13-14

November 24-25

March 16-17

Meet the Instructor:
Ms. Zenfell grew up playing viola and percussion everywhere she could in St. Louis, MO, and started teaching during high school. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Florida State University and a Master of Music & Human Learning degree from the University of Texas-Austin. Aside from her 9 years of experience as a public school orchestra director, Ms. Zenfell felt the need to fill a gap for beginning level adults. She co-founded the Parent Orchestra with the UT String Project and directed it for 6 years before founding the New Leaf Orchestra in 2015. Additionally, she has an interest in Middle Eastern music, particularly Arabic, and even presented on this topic at the 2011 national convention for the American String Teachers Association. This will be her 7th year at Meridian and she enjoys how connected the Meridian community can be. In addition to the orchestras at Meridian and New Leaf, Ms. Zenfell teaches private lessons at home and at Hopewell & Hernandez Middle Schools. When she’s not 
teaching, you can find Ms. Zenfell practicing yoga or helping out homeless cats.

Late Pick up Fees:

  • Late pick-up from Arts/Á la carte/After school programs will result in additional fees to accrue at the rate of $5.00/5 minutes starting with the first minute.
  • Students who participate in Arts/Á la carte activities will be charged $5.00/5 minutes with a 5 minute grace period from the activity's dismissal time to allow for transition from the classroom.
  • For full-time after school students end-of-day, "late" begins at 6:01.

1-5 minutes = $5.00

6-10 minutes = $10.00

11-15 minutes = $15.00

16-20 minutes = $20.00

21-25 minutes = $25.00

26-30 minutes = $30.00

31-35 minutes = $35.00

36-40 minutes = $40.00 ...

How to Withdraw (or Program Change):

  • To withdraw, please complete the Triple A Withdrawal Form.
  • To change from one activity to another, please first withdraw from the activity your student is leaving. Then notify the Triple A Registrar at triplea@mwschool.org of the new activity you wish to enroll. There is no need to complete another registration form.