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ATTENTION: Orchestra will only be offered virtually during the 2020-2021 school year. 

2020-2021 School Year


Grade: 2nd-12th

Day: Wednesday or Friday (see details below)

Frequency: One class per week

Time: depends on grade and level (see details below)

Fall Semester Dates: August 26 - December, 2020

Spring Semester Dates: January 6, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Cost: $25 registration, $225 per semester

Deadline to register: August 21, 2020


How to Register:

Registration is currently closed for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested in joining Orchestra, please email Aurora Zenfell at azenfell@gmail.com.  

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: Monthly payments due at the first class of each month (equaling $225 total).
  • All payments must be cash or check and given directly to Aurora Zenfell.
  • Important note, registration is by semester, not by the month.**

2020-2021 SCHEDULE:

Orchestra classes will be held virtually during the 2020-2021 school year. 


Beginning Level 1 (Grades 2-4):

Violin Class - Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Open to 2nd and 3rd grade students who have never played a stringed instrument. Other grades may be invited if enrollment allows. 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)

*If you’d like to join Beginning Cello, please email Ms. Zenfell at azenfell@gmail.com to be added to the Wait List. 

Beginning Level 2 (Grades 3-5):

Director’s Approval Required - Wednesday, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

This class is designed as a continuation of Beginning Level 1. Students will continue to refine posture, build on technique skills, while transitioning into music reading and becoming more independent musicians.


Upper Primary Orchestra:

Director’s Approval Required - Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

This class is designed for students who have completed the Beginning Level 2 class. This includes students in grades 3-5 who are reading music fluently and have solid technical skills. We will work primarily on playing orchestra music together.

Secondary Orchestra (Grades 6-12):

Director’s Approval Required - Friday, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

This class is designed for Secondary students with experience playing a bowed string instrument. The focus is on refining and developing technique and ensemble skills.

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

October 14 and 16

November 25 and 27

December 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30

January 1

March 17 and 19

April 2

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.