Summer Music Academy Options

Music Academy Class Options

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Chamber Music (Strings, Brass, Woodwinds)

Chamber Music (Strings, Brass, Woodwinds)

Chamber groups are a great way to improve musicianship! After hearing your audition, faculty will match you in a quintet, quartet, or trio with other students. Instruments will vary depending on registration.

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Conducting Basics

Conducting Basics

Work with our ensemble conductors to learn basic conducting patterns, terms, and start making music from the other side of the podium.

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Fresh Beats

Fresh Beats

With a fun and interactive approach, this workshop will improve your music reading skills through body movement, improvisation, and rhythm games.

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Javanese Gamelan

Javanese Gamelan

Performing in an ensemble of Indonesian bronze gongs and metallophones will challenge your understanding of pitch, rhythm, and melody as you learn to depend on others for aural cues according to the Javanese Gamelan tradition. Taught by Rehanna Kheshgi.

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Handbells

Handbells

Whether you've never rung before, or if you're an experienced ringer, we have an ensemble for you.

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Intro to Guitar

Intro to Guitar

Learn the basics of guitar playing, chords, and tuning.

Keyboard-Specific Pedagogy/Master Class (NEW)

Keyboard-Specific Pedagogy/Master Class (NEW)

A daily meeting with the keyboard faculty to discuss topics related to the piano and organ. This class will also include performance and masterclass opportunities.

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Music Theory and Aural Skills

Music Theory and Aural Skills

Valuable know-how to what's behind the notes on the page and every musician's most important skill: listening. Instruction will include analysis, group singing, dictation, and lecture-demonstrations.