Enka Intermediate School

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The impact of music education on children is profound.

Music does more than just make sounds, it changes the way we think and act. The skills your child will learn in music will help them be successful on the stage, in the classroom, and for the rest of their lives.

of admissions officers of the nation's major universities say high school credit and achievement in the arts are significant considerations for admission
points scored higher on the SAT for students involved in public school music programs according to the College Entrance Examination Board.
Lewis Thomas, physician and biologist, found that music majors comprise the highest percentage of accepted medical students.
of respondents (Gallup Poll), believe music is part of a well-rounded education and should be offered as part of the regular curriculum in schools.

What is Orchestra?

Message from the director:

Welcome rising 6th grade students and families! Take a few minutes to peruse this website. Students in our string orchestra class will learn all about caring for and playing one of the four bowed instruments: violin, viola, cello, or double bass. No previous experience is necessary. We will help through every part of our program. From getting an instrument to understanding the best ways to practice and play. If you have any questions at all please feel free to email Mr. Zinke. We're glad you're here and hope you'll be Part of the Music!

Students who participate in music have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among any group in our society.

H. Con. Res 266 United States Senate, June 2000

Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher in the SAT than students with no arts participation.

College Entrance Examination Board College-Bound Seniors National Report

Schools that have music programs have significantly higher graduation rates than those without music programs (90.2 percent compared to 72.9 percent).

U.S. Department of Education NELLS88 Database

Instrument Demonstrations

Parent Interviews

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Contact Information

Enka Intermediate School
Director: Paul Zinke
Phone: 828.255.1383
Email: paul.zinke@bcsemail.org
Website: https://eis.buncombeschools.org/staff/zinke__paul-_strings