Mrs. Karen Schaberg

Mrs. Karen Schaberg

Strings Instructor






Mendham Township Middle School is very proud of its performing groups. There are two orchestras at the middle school. Our CHAMBER ORCHESTRA is for fifth graders. The SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA is for 6th - 8th graders. In addition to two orchestra rehearsals a week each string student has a weekly rotating group lesson. Karen Schaberg, string instructor, has over twenty years of teaching and performance experience. After ten years teaching K-5 strings in Caldwell -West Caldwell district she moved out to Mendham Township and continued her teaching career. This program had approximately 35 students in 2005 and today boasts nearly 100. Mrs. Schaberg has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony, the Harrisburg Symphony, Westfield Symphony, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, the Masterworks Orchestra and many more orchestras as a professional violinist.

While many of our students are actively involved in sports, scouts, and have rigorous academic expectations, we expect excellence in their performance. Our award winning Symphonic Orchestra has earned Superior ratings at festivals. Many students study privately and any parent needing guidance in searching for a private teacher can ask Mrs. Schaberg.

The best way to contact Karen Schaberg is by email at kschaberg@mendhamtwp.org

Concert Schedule


MTMS Orchestra Concert Schedule 2019-2020

Please mark your calendars. All students are expected to perform at all concerts.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

Holiday Concert: 1:45 pm assembly for school
6:30 pm report to MS dressed in black and white
7:00 pm CONCERT

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Fifth Grade Concert : 9:30 a.m. at middle school, parents and family invited
Please dress in black bottoms, white top

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - CHAMBER & SYMPHONIC

All District String Concert at MENDHAM HIGH SCHOOL
There will be a fieldtrip rehearsal on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
6:30 pm report to MHS cafeteria dressed in black and white
7:00 pm CONCERT

Friday, May 1, 2020 - Tentative Dorney Music in the Parks trip for Symphonic Orchestra

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - CHAMBER & SYMPHONIC

“Evening of the Arts” at middle school
1:00 pm assembly for school
6:30pm report to MS dressed in black and white
7:00 pm CONCERT

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

Performance for 4th Grade at MTMS. Please wear Dorney T-shirts
11:00 am CONCERT

**students are expected to perform at all concerts that their group is scheduled for.

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