Minnesota State University Moorhead
Through partnership with Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), the Community Orchestra Academy (COA) provides music education and performance opportunities in both small and large ensembles to students in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo metropolitan area.
We hold our classes at the MSUM campus in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts.
Map to the Roland Dille Center for the Arts*
*The address on the map, 1334 9th Ave. S., routes you to the parking-lot entrance of the Roland Dille Center for the Arts.*
The COA provides music education and performance opportunities in small ensembles to students in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo metropolitan area.
Founded in 2019, the goal of the COA is to fill the need for the music education of students with systematic training of playing in a variety of ensembles. Students who participate in the COA become thoughtful musicians and well-rounded contributors to the arts and to society as a whole. By performing music at a high level of artistic excellence, our students inspire audiences to appreciate and understand the compelling and powerful position music holds in our community and in our lives.
The COA's professional music teachers have developed a unique curriculum tailored to students from the best of many different teaching methods, including Suzuki. COA students receive a thorough, well-rounded music education that emphasizes artistry, technique, and music theory. Students also achieve their potential as thoughtful and informed musicians who effectively share their passion for music with others.