Adult Music Instruction
In addition to serving young people, Concordia Conservatory specializes in making music fun and accessible for adults. At the Conservatory, adults can pick up an instrument again or learn a new one, sing in a show or attend a jam session. Enjoy personal attention and small classes in a supportive, artistic surrounding.
The keystone of the adult program is its private instruction. Weekday lessons are offered before 3pm and in the evening after 6pm. They are designed to fit a busy schedule. There are 32 lessons per academic year. A senior citizen discount (for those 62 and older) of 20% is offered. First-time students are required to interview with the Executive Director prior to registration. At that time, students learn about the Conservatory’s philosophy and special offerings, and the Executive Director will recommend a teacher and schedule a lesson time. Year-long enrollment required.
Performance Opportunities for Private Instruction
This supportive performance venue is a relaxed and comfortable environment in which to perform repertoire prepared as part of the above private lessons and classes. All levels are welcome. These performance classes are held twice a year at the end of each semester and are part of the private instruction program.
Chamber music provides students of all ages with the opportunity to enhance their performance skills and expand their musical insight and awareness through coaching sessions. The faculty coach’s role is to be a musical guidance counselor/facilitator.
- reading a musical score: analyzing and evaluating
- preparing the individual musical parts and learning non-verbal techniques of communication
- active learning and performing
Chamber music is for students of all ages who have had one or more year of private instruction. Participants will be grouped according to their skill level. Chamber music is open to students who study privately with the Conservatory faculty as well as with outside teachers. Chamber music coachings are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays, though exceptions are made when needed.
The Conservatory Chamber Music Program consists of eight sessions with a faculty coach each semester for vocal and instrumental ensembles. The second semester Chamber Music Program culminates in the annual Conservatory Chamber Music Festival in Spring 2015 with the student showcase concerts.
There’s no “I” in Groove Jam—the best way to become a better player is to play with others. This class gives you opportunities to play with other people on a regular basis. The repertoire will include folk, jazz, rock, blues, and pop. To get the most out of the class, you will need to be able to play your instrument at an intermediate level. For folks who have taken private instruction, you will fit right in the Groove Jam class. The classes conclude with a public performance. 8 sessions or year-long
|Thursday||8:00- 9:00pm||$205 (8 sessions)||Register|
New! More Than Music Pre-Concert Talk
Join distinguished Conservatory faculty and musicians for detailed investigations of chamber music works featured in the accompany the Hoch Chamber Music Series concert season one hour prior to the concert. This will be the inaugural season for the pre-concert talks.