Junior String Orchestra
This ensemble provides junior string students with an opportunity to experience playing in a mixed instrument ensemble. Through this class, students will learn and develop basic ensemble skills such as following a conductor, listening to and staying with other sections, and confidently playing an independent part while other musical lines are present. Students will be coached in basic orchestral conduct and etiquette, and will learn to be responsible for bringing a well-learned part to an ensemble.
Performances are part of the course and include a festival appearance and a final concert as well other opportunities that may arise.
Available as a public access course
This course is a non-credit public access course. Public access non-credit courses are offered at a reduced rate, and you do not need to be a King's student to register.
David Mitchell is an Edmonton string educator, composer, and church musician. With a BMus from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a MMus from the University of Alberta, as well as extensive training in Suzuki pedagogy, David has taught a large violin and viola studio in Edmonton since 2001. David is also a sessional instructor in violin and viola at Concordia University of Edmonton.
Former Music Director at the Society for Talent Education, David recently founded the Largesse School of Musical Arts, offering a comprehensive program of private and group instruction to young string students. Keenly engaged in offering learning opportunities to string students in Edmonton, David serves as Executive Director for Stringspiration, a newly developed string music camp at Concordia University of Edmonton.
David has a long history of conducting that includes student ensembles, church choirs, and new music concerts. David’s conducting sparked the development of an expanded orchestral program at the STE due to his dynamic, student focused approach. As a conductor, David has studied with Noel Edison, Michael Purvis-Smith and Leonard Ratzlaff.