Summer Spotlight: Homeschool String Orchestra

Does your child play violin, viola, cello, or bass?

Musicians are needed for the Compass Homeschool String Orchestra!

Beginning and intermediate string musicians will develop ensemble skills and enjoy the experience of practicing, playing, and performing as a group! Orchestral repertoires are specially arranged to accommodate musicians of different abilities and to be fun, popular music that kids and teens appreciate.

Monika Dorosheff is the conductor for the Homeschool String Orchestra at Compass. She is also an educator, recording artist, and professional violin soloist. Read more about Monika here.

There are no formal auditions for the Homeschool String Orchestra. Musicians should be currently (or recently) enrolled in private lessons. As a guideline, a student should be able to play a D major scale in two octaves, locate notes on his/her instrument, read music, and identify rhythmical patterns. Students with less experience will be asked to play for the conductor or to submit a brief video to help establish placement.

The Homeschool String Orchestra meets at 12:00 pm on Wednesdays at Compass in Oakton. Students register for string orchestra by semester. Register for fall semester (13 weeks) online. Brand new, beginning violin students may want to consider the small group lessons, Starting with Strings.