ABOUT US

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. 

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The COA's professional music teachers have developed a unique, graduated curriculum that combines the best of many different teaching methods, including Suzuki.

COA students receive a comprehensive, well-rounded music education that emphasizes artistry, technique, music theory, and music history.

The COA inspires students to

  • Discover their abilities and talents as musicians

  • Hone their leadership and team building skills

  • Advance their sense of commitment to themselves, to others, and to the arts

  • Develop skills that meet challenges

  • Foster a sense of achievement

  • Share and express their gift of music

  • Cultivate their life-long love of music

  • Understand and appreciate the power and influences that the arts hold in society

The COA offers students

The COA provides audiences with

  • A creative means to bond with children through orchestral music

  • A venue for furthering a sense of community

  • A place for children to share their musical accomplishments

  • Opportunities to experience ways in which the fine arts relate to each other

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