Ensembles

COMMUNITY JAZZ COMBO (AGES 14 TO ADULT) 

(7 Sessions) Explore the world of jazz combo playing. Students will increase technical facility on their instruments while achieving interactive combo playing. The repertoire is selected from jazz standards and American songbook lead sheets. Available to intermediate and advanced players of any instrument.

Required textbooks: “The Real Book” 6th Edition (Hal Leonard), and “The Real Easy Book” Level 1, 3-Horn Edition (Sher Music Co.).  

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Session I 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (M) 5/9 - 6/27 B. Basile $199
Session I 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (M) 5/9 - 6/27 B. Basile $199
Session II 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (M) 7/11 - 8/22 B. Basile $199
Session II 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (M) 7/11 - 8/22 B. Basile $199

GUITAR ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(7 sessions) Styles of music range from classical to popular and are geared toward the interests of the class members. The first part of class is spent working on ensemble music and the latter part is spent taking turns playing for each other while discussing relevant performance topics. Ability to read music in the first position is required.

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Session I 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (F) 5/13 - 6/24 D. Stevens $199
Session II 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (F) 7/15 - 8/26 D. Stevens $199

INTERGENERATIONAL WOMEN’S CHOIR (AGES 9-90+)

Daughters, mothers and grandmothers come together to join their voices in song. Ensemble members learn a variety of songs to improve their singing and explore music. This is a fun, relaxed opportunity to be part of a choir. The last class is a performance.

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Session II 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (W) 7/11 - 8/27 TBD $149

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(7 Sessions) This is a smaller orchestra ensemble for high school, college, and vocational adults. It is open to violin, viola, and cello players who play at NYSSA Level 2 or higher. Students are expected to supply their own instruments and the repertoire will be selected based on the group.

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Session II 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (W) 7/13 - 8/24 J. Knight $199

CHAMBER MUSIC LESSONS (ALL AGES)

Chamber music is a form of Classical music written for a small group of instruments. Because of its nature, chamber music has been described as “the music of friends.” Player chamber music develops special skills different from solo and symphonic works. All ages and instruments are welcome. Register individually and we will form a group or bring your own group with a minimum of six people to work with our professional coaches. There will be an optional performance at the end.

Date/time of lessons to be determined between group members and professional coach.