Ensembles

COMMUNITY JAZZ COMBO (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(14 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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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (M) 1/23 - 5/6 Basile (CBI 127) $399

UKULELE ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(14 sessions) This ensemble is designed for beginners and intermediates and those who wish to continue mastering the fundamentals. Enjoy discovering the basics of playing this accessible and fun instrument. Instrumental ensemble music and songs will be covered.

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5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (F) 1/23 - 5/6 Stevens (D 205) $299

GUITAR ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(14 sessions) Styles of music range from classical to popular and are geared toward the interests of the class members. The first part of each class is spent playing ensemble music together. During the second half, time is spent performing for each other. Students will have plenty of time to gain performance experience in a friendly and supportive environment. Ability to read rhythms from whole to eighth notes is required. Classical, acoustic, electric, and bass guitar are welcome.

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (F) 1/23 - 5/6 Stevens (D 205) $299

CHAMBER MUSIC (14 sessions)

Chamber music refers to the repertoire of classical music played by small ensembles. The small ensemble setting is quite intimate and allows more space for interaction and expression within the music. Chamber music develops different skills from solo and large ensemble playing, such as awareness, listening, and interpersonal skills. Students will form duets, trios, quartets, or quintets based on instrumentation and each group will be coached by an instructor. If you have a group in mind, each person must register individually. All ages and instruments are welcome! There will be an optional performance at the end.

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TBD (1 hour) (S) 1/23 - 5/6 TBD $399

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


Co-Seat Ensembles


CHORUS (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ON-CAMPUS

(14 sessions) Are you a soprano? Alto? Tenor? Bass? Sing in a variety of musical styles from contemporary choral pieces to choral classics like Mendelssohn's "Elijah." This large ensemble of 40+ members is open to everyone who has had some singing experience and would like an opportunity to improve their ability to blend, phrase, and work together in a musical group. Members are not required to read music, but a basic knowledge of musical notation is recommended. There will be at least one public performance at the end of the semester.

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6:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. (M) 1/23 - 5/6 D 206 J. Howell FREE


JAZZ ENSEMBLE (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ON-CAMPUS

(14 Sessions) This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Students rehearse and perform jazz ensemble music. The course is open to students playing saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or percussion. There is one on-campus concert, and additional performances may be required. Students are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. Auditions are required.

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6:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. (W) 1/23 - 5/6 D 206 North FREE


ORCHESTRA (AGES 14 TO ADULT) ON-CAMPUS

(14 Sessions) Do you like Beethoven, Brahms, and Wagner as well as Broadway musical medleys? The group is open to individuals playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or percussion at NYSSMA level 4 or higher. Members are expected to supply their own instruments in working condition. In partnership with the Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra this group usually has 50+ members. There are usually 2-3 public performances including the final performance at the end of the semester. New members must contact Richard Simons at conductor2.rs@gmail.com to submit a video of their playing or arrange a brief appointment to play before the first class.

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7:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. (W) 1/23 - 5/6 D 206 R. Simons FREE