Dr. Walter Temme

Phone: (480) 472-7160

email: wftemme@mpsaz.org

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Dr. Walt Temme Walter Temme has been the Director of Orchestras at Mountain View High School since August 1994 and taught previously in the Scottsdale School District. He also serves as the director of the Phoenix Youth Symphony Symphonette Orchestra, a position he has held since 1988.  His education includes a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Music from Arizona State University, a Master of Music in Conducting from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from University of the Pacific. He has served as an officer of the Arizona Unit of the American String Teachers Association and has held leadership positions in the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association.  In demand as an orchestral conductor, adjudicator and clinician, Dr. Temme has been a clinician and conductor of regional and honor orchestras throughout Arizona.  His honors include the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Education, Arizona Music Educator of the Year (AMEA 2010) and Arizona Public School Orchestra Teacher of the Year (ASTA 2013).  His orchestras have performed at the Mid-Western International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, the Arizona Music Educators Association In-Service Conference, Carnegie Hall, as well as international orchestra festivals in Russia and Austria.


 Class Schedule

1st hour: Chamber Orchestra
2nd hour: Symphony Orchestra
3rd hour: Sinfonia Orchestra
4th hour: Pops Orchestra
5th hour: Concert Orchestra
6th hour: Office Hour


Find out about the All-State Honor Orchestra Auditions 

Mountain View Chamber Orchestra Performs at AMEA Conference

The Mountain View Chamber Orchestras performed in an exclusive Honor Performance at the Mesa Convention Center for the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) In-Service Conference on Friday, February 3, 2017. This nationally recognized ensemble was invited to perform in this exclusive concert performing works by Josef Suk, Leos Janacek and Antonin Dvorak in a collection of works playfully titled The "Czech-It-Out" Suite, along with the Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 109 for Alto Saxophone by Alexander Glazunov with featured soloist, Dr. Christopher Creviston, professor of saxophone at Arizona State University. 


Festival Results

Results from the 2017 ABODA Area Concert Festival:

Chamber Orchestra - Superior with Distinction

Symphony Orchestra - Superior with Distinction

Sinfonia Orchestra - Superior with Distinction

Pops Orchestra - Excellent

Superior with Distinction means all three judges rated these orchestras as superior, the highest rating possible. Congratulations to all three groups.


Results from the 2015 ABODA State Concert Festival held on April 28th at Chandler Center for the Arts:

Chamber Orchestra - Superior with Distinction


All-State Orchestra

Congratulations to the following Mountain View orchestra students for their acceptance into the Arizona All-State Orchestra:

Belle Wang, Violin I

Megan Henriksen, Violin II

Jordan Flax, Viola

Kristi Nelson, Viola

Tate Allen, Cello

McKinzi Godfrey, Harp

Manson Wheeler, Bass (Band)