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Summer Music Academy Classes and Ensembles

 

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS ​

One week option not available for Workshop Courses.

 

Workshop classes are a good choice for brand new or developing musicians. Students with some instrument experience will submit a placement video to help us place the student in classes with peers of compatible skill level. Enrollment includes Rhythm, Movement and Fundamentals. Students choose an instrumental workshop from the following:

Beginning or Continuing Violin and Viola
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning; 0-3 years' experience for continuing students. Classes teach students to play violin or viola in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up.
 
Beginning or Continuing 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 or bass in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up. 

Beginning or Continuing 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.

Beginning and Continuing Brass 
No prior music experience is necessary, continuing students welcome. Appropriate for beginning to intermediate students who have played brass instruments for 0-3 years. Classes introduce students playing brass in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. 

Beginning and Continuing Woodwinds 
No prior music experience is necessary, continuing students are welcome. Appropriate for beginning to intermediate students who have played woodwinds for 0-3 years. Classes introduce students to playing woodwinds in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals.

 

FULL DAY PERFORMANCE ACADEMY (9AM - 3PM)

One week option is available only to Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Theater/Film/Video Games. 
We will NOT accept one week applications for Prelude or Intermezzo.

 

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 (One week Course option available)
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. Chamber Ensemble: may enroll for one, two or three weeks.

Jazz Ensemble (One week Course option available)
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.

Theater/Film/Video Game Ensemble (One week Course option available)
No Audition required. An exciting new ensemble for all instruments. This ensemble explores the music of film, video games and musical theater, giving students a taste of the life of a professional musician. The class is broken into three weeks by topic, and is taught by outstanding professionals in those fields. Students may sign up for this course on a weekly basis.


If you have questions about Summer Music Academy, please contact program manager, Ryan Contreras.




We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Lead Sponsor: The Family and Friends of Sonja Coyman-Myklebust, in loving memory



 

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Phone:  (707) 546-7097

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