Orchestra at Cedarwood introduces the violin, viola, cello and double bass in a group setting to 5th
grade students. Orchestra students are held to high levels of expectation and performance via self-driven practice outside of the classroom and personal responsibility. Students have the opportunity to perform several times throughout the school year and will also participate in rated concerts.
Mrs. Emily Johnson has been teaching elementary orchestra in Clovis Unified since 2016. She started playing string instruments in elementary school and switched instruments several times through middle and high school before choosing to study the double bass in college. She holds a BA in Music Performance, emphasis on the Double Bass, and an MA in Music Education from Fresno State University. She has wanted to be a music teacher since she was 14 years old. She recently married another music teacher/bass player, and she lives in Clovis with her husband and two cats.