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Ensembles

MUX 540      COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(12 Sessions) Explore the world of jazz improvisation with an ensemble. Students will increase technical facility on their instrument while achieving interactive ensemble playing, including harmonic and rhythmic exploration. Available to intermediate and advanced players of any instrument.  Interested new students, please call Laura Doe at laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu or (845) 431-8916.  Section 25 is for beginners and returning beginners; Section 26 is for advanced students.

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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25 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (M) 6/8 - 8/24 D. Yerry $215
26 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (M) 6/8 - 8/24 D. Yerry $215

MUX 616       CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (AGES 12 TO ADULT)

(6 Sessions) Ever seen a video of people from all over the world playing their instrument on a particular piece, combined with others doing the same? That’s exactly what you will do in this class! This orchestra ensemble is open to violin, viola and cello players who play at a NYSSMA Level 2 or higher. Members are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Repertoire will be selected based on the individual needs and interests of the students. *TUITION IS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR A FAMILY.

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10 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (W) 7/8 - 8/12 A. Heaton *$79

MUX 804     PIANO ENSEMBLE (AGES 12 TO ADULT)

(6 Sessions) In this group class, students will prepare piano ensemble repertoire for performance. Opportunities to play piano duets, piano four-hands, and other combinations are possible. Students of varying levels are welcome, including intermediate and advanced players. A combination of performance skills, listening skills, and expressive techniques will be emphasized. The class will culminate in a recital open to the public. Strong music reading skills encouraged. No class 5/23.

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10 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (S) 5/16 - 6/20 A. DiCicco $149
11 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (S) 7/11 - 8/15 A. DiCicco $149

CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES & COMBOS (All ages)

Do you want to sing in a barbershop quartet, play in a jazz combo or string quartet, rock out with a band? Chamber Music Ensembles and Combos are available in any style or instrumentation from classical/jazz to contemporary/pop styles. If you are interested in creating a group or have one already formed contact laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu.

All members of the group will register for a 30-minute lesson package and then pool their lesson time to meet once a week with a professional coach:

  • 2 members = 1 hour per week

  • 3 members = 1.5 hours per week

  • 4+ members = 2 hours per week

 

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