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Broadway or Bust Musical Theatre (Sr) – Bugsy Malone FULL

Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ages 10-15

Instructors: Melissa Braun and Amanda Morris

Performance: Saturday, May 12th, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Eagle Eye Theatre

$725

Students will receive instruction and training in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting with classes culminating in a fully staged production of "Bugsy Malone” at the Eagle Eye Theatre. Students will gain knowledge, skills, confidence and stage experience while working as a team on this fun production. Register here.


SAM Band

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Ages 11-15

Instructor: Wylie Ferguson

Sept. 11 – May 28

Performance: May 12th

$515

This fun band is a great place for enthusiastic musicians to share their love of music with other young players. Musicians of all types, including brass, wind, percussion, guitar, and keyboard players, are welcome in this ensemble. Repertoire will be selected with student input and could include a range of styles including jazz, blues, pop, and rock. A minimum of 2 years playing experience is required.  Register here.

 

Advanced SAM Band

Mondays, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Ages 15 – 18

Instructor: Wylie Ferguson

Sept. 11 – May 28

Performance: May 12th

$515

Become fluent in a vast range of musical languages! Brass and wind players with at least 3 years playing experience will explore a variety of musical styles including Latin, blues, rock, jazz and classical. Participants will learn the rhythms, tonalities, and feel that make each style unique. Students will work together as an ensemble, with solo opportunities, exploring chord charts, improvisations and scores. In addition to playing, students will become familiar with each style by listening to and studying recordings of strong examples.  Register here.

 

Acting For Singers

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Ages 13 – 18

Instructor: Melissa Braun with special guest teachers throughout the year

Sept. 12 – May 29

$655

Students will receive professional level training in a master class setting and through individual work and coaching. Skill development will focus on stagecraft and acting techniques to help singers excel in all areas of stage performance. Students will focus on developing a repertoire of monologues, scenes and songs that are performance ready. Participants will also prepare an audition portfolio including a resume, monologues and song selections. A variety of repertoire will be work-shopped for performance from art song to musical theatre and pop.  Register here.

 

Rudiments of Music Theory

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Ages 10 – 18

Instructor: Melissa Braun

Level 1: Sept. 12 – Dec. 12

$225

Level 2/3: Jan. 9 – May 29

$290

Students will study the basic rudiments of music theory according the RCM syllabus. This includes pitch, note values, simple time, scales and key signatures, intervals and analysis. Students have the option of writing the RCM Level 5 exam in December or the Level 6 exam in May. Students should be familiar with the Preparatory Rudiments (RCM Level 1 – 4). Students are required to own a copy of “The Complete Elementary Music Rudiments” by Mark Sarnecki.   Register here.


Rock Band

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

OR

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Ages 9-15

Instructors: Connor Gray, Max Konyi, Lisa Mullaly

Wed: Sept. 13 – May 10

Thur: Sept. 14 – May 11

Performance: May 12

$850

Experience the exciting and creative process of selecting music, creating arrangements, performing, recording and becoming a band! This program allows all participants to have one-on-one support from instructors. Musicians of all levels can participate, as coaches can challenge advanced players with complex arrangements and solos, while beginner players can practice simpler arrangements. Repertoire will be selected based on student interest and won’t necessarily be strictly rock. Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, and keyboard players are encouraged to join this exciting ensemble! All levels are welcome, but a minimum of 2 years playing experience is suggested. Students will be place in groups based on instrument make up and group dynamics upon registration.  Register here.


Introduction to Electronic Music Production

Fridays, 3:30 – 4:30

Ages 10 – 13

Instructor: Max Konyi

Sept. 15 – June 1

$670

In this course, students will be introduced to the world of electronic music production through their own laptop using an application called Studio One V3. We will begin our journey by using musical audio loops—layering, tweaking, slicing and mangling them into our own unique creations. We will explore many genres of modern music, from rock and pop to EDM and video game soundtracks, deciphering what makes them tick and how to create within those frameworks. As we progress, loops will give way to understanding the basics of music theory, allowing us to compose our own melodies, chord progressions and drum beats. Upon completing the year, students will have a comprehensive understanding of what goes into professional music production and will be ready to take the next steps down the rabbit hole of audio, technology and creativity.  Register here.

 For this course, students must have:

Headphones: over the ear, full size headphones are preferred but ear-buds will work.

Laptop- minimum recommended computer specs here for Mac and Windows

Studio One V3 'Professional' by PreSonus, FULL version EDU discoun

(Optional) A MIDI keyboard. Recommended: Keystation Mini

 

Electronic Music Production

Fridays, 4:30 – 5:45

Ages 14 - 18

Instructor: Max Konyi

Sept. 15 – June 1

$685

This course will be a holistic introduction to computer based music production, from first notes to the creation of complete songs in a variety of genres. Along the way we will learn all about the composition process, music theory, technology, mixing, mastering and ear training. Beginning with an exploration of loop based music, we will understand the foundations of modern music and quickly transition into composing our own drum patterns, chord progressions, melodies and bass lines. We will explore composing for media like video games and film, as well as writing EDM, pop, hip-hop and rock tunes. The power of technology has enabled individuals to do what once required teams of people to produce. With over 10 years of computer music experience, Max will share his knowledge and insights in a thorough way, enabling students to take a deep dive into the wondrous world of audio wizardry.   Register here.

For this course, students must have:

A set of headphones. Over the ear, full size headphones are preferred but ear-buds will work.

Laptop - minimum recommended computer specs here for Mac and Windows.

Studio One V3 Professional by PreSonus, FULL version EDU discount

(Optional) A MIDI keyboard to input notes, drum patterns and a variety of other MIDI messages to control the instruments and effects inside Studio One.  Recommended: Keystation Mini

 

How to Become a Singer-Songwriter

Fridays, 5:45 – 6:30

Ages 12 - 15

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Sept. 15 – June 1

Performance: May 12th

$440

Learn to play guitar and sing, play piano and sing, and write your own songs! Students with no previous experience will learn the basics of how to accompany themselves on guitar and piano through covering pop, folk, reggae and other styles. Students will have listening homework each week to explore the works of different artists. They will spend time analyzing lyrics and studying basic chord theory, working towards writing their own songs individually or as a group. The ensemble will aim towards recording and performing at the end of the year.  Register here.

 

SAM Collaborative

Fridays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (students will attend 45 minute classes through the first 4-5 weeks of the rehearsal process)

Ages 8 – 18

Instructor: Lisa Mullaly

Session 1: Oct. 6 – Dec. 8

Session 2: Jan. 12 – Mar. 16

Session 3: Apr. 13 – June 1

$180 / session

This ensemble is open to musicians of any instrument and background. Students will be coached on their instrument to create arrangements in a variety of styles. Singers, string players, percussionists, singers, and more are welcome to bring their passions and interests into this musical collaborative. Students will work towards a performance at the end of each session.  Register here.