Adult String Orchestra & Classes

Adult Strings Ensemble concert
Adult Strings Concert – May 17, 2016

Adult String Orchestra meets on Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

There are three levels in the adult strings program: Beginning, Intermediate, and Adult String Orchestra. The classes take place in the Moody Music Building on the UA campus. Participants must provide their own instruments. The CMS office staff will help in this process.  Not all of the levels are offered each semester. CMS follows all UA health guidelines and mandates. At this time there is no mask mandate.

For enrollment-related questions, please email Dr. Weigel

Beginning Adult Strings

Day/time is TBD.

If class does not make, semi-private lessons may be available. Email Dr. Weigel.

No experience is required! You will learn to read music in this class. Learn the basics of violin, viola, cello or double bass playing in an enjoyable, no-pressure environment. This course is designed for adults (ages 18-90) who have either never had, or never utilized, the opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument. Adults with no previous musical experience are invited to learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students are taught fundamental skills in playing their instrument, and also begin to develop skills in note reading and musicianship. The method book used is Essential Elements 2000: Book 1. Participants must provide instruments.

Intermediate Adult Strings

Day/time is TBD.

Prerequisite: Beginning Adult Strings or approval of the instructor.

This course is a continuation of Beginning Adult Strings. Students continue to develop their skills in violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Fundamentals of music and note reading continue to be emphasized. This course is also the perfect “refresher” for individuals who perhaps played a stringed instrument in their childhood and are interested in “picking it up again.” The method book used is Essential Elements 2000: Book 1. This class may progress to Essential Elements 2000: Book 2. Potential supplementary materials include fiddle tunes, hymns, and easy string orchestra music.

Adult String Orchestra

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Choral Room, Spring Semester Fee: $75.00. Rehearsals for Spring 2024 begin on January 25. (13 meetings).

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Adult Strings or approval of the instructor.

Students will continue learning new skills, including shifting, advanced rhythms and ensemble playing skills.
Medium string orchestra music focusing on a variety of styles from classical, fiddle, and pop.

About the Instructor

Mollie Reynolds, conducts the Adult String Orchestra.

Founding Conductor of Adult Strings Classes, Dr. Anne Witt, continues to be involved in the Adult Strings Weekend, held annually in August.