Students, community invited to join new string orchestra
Central Lakes College invites string musicians of all ages to join its new Central Lakes String Orchestra.
Rehearsals will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays in the Rehearsal Hall, Room E471. All string players, both students and community members, are welcome to join. No audition is required.
Students can register for MUSC 1420, attend the first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2, or email the instructor. Students can also take string lessons by registering for MUSC 1468. Community members can join by attending Wednesday, Sept. 9, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Thompson recently joined the faculty of CLC, where he will teach the string orchestra, woodwind ensemble, string and woodwind lessons, and various music classes. He received his Masters of Music Degree from the University of Northern Iowa after completing his undergraduate degrees in music education and oboe performance at St. Cloud State University.
A native of St. Cloud, Thompson has taught and performed all around Minnesota and Iowa. This season, he will join the Heartland Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with groups such as the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and Great Theatre Pit Orchestra.
Thompson taught general music and various instrumental ensembles at Sartell Middle School, along with directing the children’s choir at St. Paul’s Church in St. Cloud.