Community Strings


For advanced and intermediate players, the Community Strings Ensemble is designed for developing performers interested in playing in a non-competitive, friendly atmosphere, and performing in 2 concerts a year.

  • Ages: 18+
  • Price: $20/year
  • Start Date: September 11, 2023
  • End Date: May 6, 2024
  • Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm

Jed Fritzemeier, Teacher

Since 2019, Jed has been the Director of the Community Music School and Director of Music Education for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. A performing bassist, Jed plays with the orchestra in addition to free-lancing throughout the area. He was a public school orchestra teacher for 34 years finishing his career for the Chelsea School District, Chelsea, Mi. Jed was Teacher of the Year for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and the Michigan American String Teachers Association in 2008. In addition to the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, his performance credits include the Michigan Opera Theater, Toledo Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Racine Symphony, Racine, Wisconsin, South Dakota Symphony, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and various festival orchestras, jazz ensembles, rock bands, polka bands since he was 15 years old.


MAY 9, 2024

Spring has sprung! Come celebrate the change in season with community strings. This concert is free and fun for the whole family!