Introducing the new Compass Homeschool String Orchestra Conductor!

2017 Monika Chamasyan Dorosheff

Compass is pleased to announce that our Homeschool String Orchestra will resume this fall under the direction of a new conductor! We welcome Monika Chamasyan-Dorosheff! Monika is an educator, recording artist, and a working violin soloist. She serves as concertmaster of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Maryland, the New Dominion Chorale in Virginia, and the American Festival Pops Orchestra at the George Mason University. She is a member of the first violin section of the Washington Concert Operation, has performed at Carnegie Hall, and can be seen at prestigious venues around the region. Read her full profile online!

The Compass Homeschool String Orchestra is an opportunity for homeschooled students who study violin, viola, cello, or bass to play in an ensemble setting. This orchestra is for beginning and intermediate students.* The instructor will provide the orchestral repertoires which are arrangements that have been specially composed to accommodate the range of abilities of all string players in the orchestra.

Students can register to participate in the Homeschool String Orchestra online. Classes meet at 10:00 am at Compass in Oakton on Wednesdays beginning September 6.

* Beginning and intermediate students: are currently (or recently) enrolled in private lessons on their instruments and have played for a minimum of one year or have participated, or plan to participate, in an intensive summer orchestra camp. At a minimum, a beginning student should be able to play a D major scale on his/her instrument. If there is any question about a student’s readiness, we can arrange to have a short video of the student’s playing sent to the instructor.

For brand-new beginner students, consider Ms Chamasyan-Dorosheff’s “Starting with Strings” small group class which will be held at 9:00 am on Wednesdays. New string musicians will general be ready for the homeschool orchestra after two quarters if interested.

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