Welcome to Blaine High School Orchestra!
Each student will have the opportunity to achieve excellence in listening and performance in a variety of ways: orchestra concerts, music listening and music writing projects, and solo and ensemble music. On the first day of school, students will receive a sheet of information about concerts, including the attendance policy and what to wear for concerts. Please read it carefully and keep it in a place where you can refer to it.
Grading in orchestra will again be based on:
*performance assessments (60%)
(playing skills, concert music, rehearsal observations, concert attendance)
*written assignments (30%)
(music listening, music composition and arranging)
*common summative assessments each trimester (10%)
Thank you for supporting your student's education - together we can help your child achieve success!
BA, Music - Augustana College (1978)
MM, Music Education - University of Texas at Austin (1985)
Blaine High School Orchestras, 1991-present
Previous teaching experience, Salem (OR) and Casper (WY)