About the MTSD Elementary Orchestra
Welcome to the Mequon-Thiensville Elementary Orchestra. The MTSD orchestra program begins in fourth grade offering violin, viola, cello and bass, and provides a comprehensive music performance experience to over 500 students in grades 4-12. The MTSD believes that the Arts play an essential role in the education and life experiences of students and members of the community.
The fourth and fifth grade orchestra students attend two large ensemble rehearsals before school and receive one 30 minute small group lesson during the school day each week. Lessons are scheduled throughout the day on a rotational basis (see my lesson schedules page for exact days and times.)
All beginning orchestra students in the Mequon-Thiensville School District use the Artistry in Strings method book. We will continue to use this book into the second year along with a variety of grade level 1-2 string orchestra arrangements.