The Orchestra is where students play the bowed string instruments: violin, viola, cello and double bass. Course offerings include two Beginning levels, an Intermediate and an Advanced level. Whatever your level of experience, there is an orchestra class for you at MSA! Beginning classes are designed for students in grades 7-12 who have no previous experience playing an orchestral string instrument. All orchestra classes play in two formal evening concerts at school. Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras have additional performance opportunities. Orchestra students at each level are offered a supportive environment in which to develop their skills as individual players and ensemble musicians. Join us as we grow our abilities to listen for and create beauty, play together, and explore over three centuries’ worth of amazing music! We make memories that enrich us for the rest of our lives.