Phone: 651 325 2558
Degrees and Certifications:
My name is John Middleton and I teach Orchestra and Strings. I grew up with a excellent public school band and orchestra experiences in Wisconsin, and earned Bachelor and Masters degrees from Northern Illinois University and the University of Colorado.
I am a violist in the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and perform violin or viola in various groups in the TwinCities. Apart from my passion for fostering a lifelong love for great music in my students, I like to ski, hike, kayak, and sail. My wife, Jocelyn Kalajian, is also a musician who sings with The Singers, Minnesota Choral Artists and teaches voice and chorus at Century College. Our daughter lives in the area and also be plays violin in the Metropolitan Symphony.
Welcome to Orchestra this 2019-2020 school year.
Grades 3 through 5 orchestra recruiting takes place the first two weeks of school and I will be sending sign-up information with students. Parents of 1st & 2nd graders, please contact me directly if you want your daughter or son to learn in our program.
Middle School Orchestra news and assignments can be found on Schoology.
Concert dates can be found on the Capitol Hill Calendar. Orchestra news including more detailed event information will be sent by email and he Capitol Hill Headliner newsletter.