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Providing high-quality performances and comprehensive music education to support aspiring performers and area music programs. 

The Community Orchestra Academy (COA) is a unique program

in the Moorhead/Fargo/West Fargo area. We believe in the

importance of starting students on string instruments

at a young age.


Our professional music teachers offer violin, viola, cello, and bass classes to students, offering a strong ensemble-focus. We invite students who are 5 years and older to enroll in one of our classes. Click here to review our brochure.

The COA Summer 2023 Session will meet on the following Mondays:

June 5, 12, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21


Click here for the summer schedule of classes and to register!


Please keep checking our website and call or email with any questions!


Phone: 701-261-8826


The Spring Session begins on

February 26, 2023 and concludes with performances on May 21, 2023. Click here for more information about our upcoming concerts!

During the Spring Session, the COA will meet on the following Sundays:

  • February 26

  • March 5

  • March 19

  • March 26

  • April 2

  • April 16

  • April 23

  • April 30

  • May 7

  • May 21

Classes are held at

Minnesota State University Moorhead.


Classes take place in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. We rehearse in three rooms:

the Band Rehearsal Room, the Choir Rehearsal Room, and a classroom (144).

Please park in the parking lot east of the building. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays!

Click on the video for a virtual tour of the rehearsal space and of Fox Recital Hall, which is where our concerts take place.

Level 1:

Violin/Viola: 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Cello/Bass: 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Level 2:

4:35-5:05 p.m.

Level 3:

4:35-5:05 p.m.

Level 4:

5:15-5:45 p.m.

Level 5:

6:05-6:35 p.m.

Level 6:

6:05-6:35 p.m.

*New* Chamber Orchestra I:

5:15-6:00 p.m.

Check out this photo gallery of ourMagnificent Musical Menagerie and Petting Zoo!

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