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Classes and Ensembles


Full Day WORKSHOPS ‚Äč

REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1ST 2021


All full day packages include Choir, Rhythm, Movement and Fundamentals. Students choose an instrumental workshop from the following:
 
Violin and Viola
No prior music experience is necessary, for beginning, 0-3 years' experience for continuing students. Classes introduce students to playing the violin or viola in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up.
 
Cello and Bass
No prior music experience is necessary, for beginning; 0-3 years' experience for continuing students. Classes teach students to play the cello in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up.
 
Guitar
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning; 0-3 years' experience for continuing. Classes teach guitar technique, standard music notation and music theory in a group setting. Includes both ensemble and solo playing. Ages 7 and up.

 

Full Day Performance Academy (9am - 3pm)

REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1ST 2021

Students focus on performance in an ensemble setting and deepen their musical understanding through composition, conducting and improvisation coursework, culminating in a Saturday, July 31 performance. Students are appropriately placed (based on audition video) in one of the following ensembles (Note, these ensembles will run based on appropriate enrollment numbers). Students also choose one specialty class to complement their ensemble learning.

Prelude String Orchestra
Audition required. No prior ensemble experience required. Students must have played their instrument for at least one year. Students will master the basics of playing in an ensemble.
 
Intermezzo String Orchestra
Audition required. For intermediate students with at least two years' ensemble experience. Students will learn to follow a conductor as they enhance their ensemble skills, improve their technique and develop their musicianship.
 
Chamber Ensemble
Audition required. For advanced students with at least four years ensemble experience. Classes will focus on technique and ensemble playing as students practice standard repertoire for chamber ensembles.

Jazz Ensemble
Audition required. For intermediate to advanced students, this class is an exploration of different jazz styles, with a focus on improvisation technique and ensemble playing. There is a special need for musicians who play drum set, bass (electric or upright) and piano. Drum set and keyboard are provided by Santa Rosa Symphony.

  

Specialty Classes

REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1ST 2021

Composition and Conducting
This course is an opportunity for musicians to experience a practical approach to fundamentals, orchestration, notation, and musical analysis with any level of composing or songwriting experience. In addition, students will develop conducting technique, their musicianship skills and begin to learn score analysis. 

Jazz Theory
For intermediate to advanced musicians with any level of blues and jazz improvisation experience. Students will learn the theory fundamentals of blues and jazz improvisation, how to read a chord chart/changes. Taught in conjunction withImprovisation.
 

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Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave, Suite 410
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

Patron Services:
Phone: (707) 546-8742
E-mail: tickets@srsymphony.org

 

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