Vandenberg is thrilled to offer elementary string orchestra once more. Currently it is open to 5th graders only but we hope for expansion next year. This group meets once a week on Thursdays from 3:15-4:00 and works with Mrs. Knoll to learn violin, viola, and cello, and bass.

Mrs. Karen Knoll has a Bachelors degree in both music education, with a specialization in strings, and performance. She also has a Masters in Education.

She can be found at Birney during the day and afterschool she travels to a variety of different schools to run the elementary strings program. She is currently the concertmaster of the Detroit Community Orchestra.