Mountain West String Academy

Mountain West String Academy (MWSA) is the official first and second year orchestra program for the Cache County and Logan City School Districts. Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade can learn the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Orchestra classes are held two days per week before or after school. MWSA also offers supplemental lab classes on Saturday mornings for first year students. Beginning students in grades 4-6 are invited to register for the 1st year class. Advanced second year students can audition for the MWSA Ambassador Orchestra, a second year honors orchestra. For information on registration for MWSA, please see the MWSA website or contact Patty Bartholomew, MWSA Director, at 435-227-5556.

Junior Chamber Orchestra (JCO) is a 6th grade 3rd year program offered through Cache County School District. It is intended for students who have previous orchestra experience. JCO students attend classes Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 8:40 am at various site locations throughout the district. Registration information is sent directly to the parents of 2nd year MWSA students and will be available on the District Arts website usually by the end of March. Registration may take place online or using a hard copy form. If you have questions, please contact Delpha Hall, Performing Arts Coordinator (, 435-752-3925, Ext. 2067).

Students who are not able to participate in the MWSA or JCO programs who would like to study a string instrument may take beginning orchestra in 7th grade as part of their middle school schedule.

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