Chamber Music Ensembles & Group

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Chamber Music

Definition: Music played and sung by a small number of performers, with one to a part.

Chamber Music is for students of all ages that have had one or more years of private instrumental or vocal lessons. Participants will be grouped according to their skill level. Chamber coachings are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays, and exceptions are made when needed.

The program consists of 8 sessions with a faculty coach for vocal and instrumental ensembles. The first semester chamber ensembles will perform at The Wartburg Senior Living in January. The spring semester culminates in the annual Chamber Music Festival in the spring.

All Ages | Friday & Saturday | 45 minutes  | 8 coachings per semester


Ensembles & Group


Journey Percussion Ensemble

Develop a solid foundation on hand drums, claves, bells and other percussion instruments from around the world using a variety of techniques. The ensemble is a performance oriented ensemble playing in the music from Africa, South America and Asia. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Ages 7 & up | Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00 | 16 classes or year-long


First Time Around Band

Together vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, and keyboard/pianists learn songs for the first time. Prerequisite: 1 year private lessons

Ages 10 & up  | Thursday 7:00 – 8:00  OR Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 | 16 classes or year-long 


Beatles Ensemble

Recreate the immortal music of the Beatles while developing essential skills for ensemble playing. The class will rehearse songs from the Beatles repertoire and explore riffs, licks, and songwriting that defined a generation. All instruments welcome. Adults and Older teens. Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience.

Ages 10 & up | Saturday 2:00 – 3:00 | 16 classes or year-long


The "Biz"

This band is for the serious vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboard/pianist, string and wind instrument preparing and performing jazz, rock, and pop songs for engagements and concerts. Prerequisite: Participants are required to have prior band experience. Guitarists need to know power chords and have strong reading skills for song charts and tablature. Vocalists and other players need a solid rhythmic understanding and possess a high level of proficiency in their instrument and sight reading skills.

Ages 13 & up | Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00  OR Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 | 16 classes or year-long 


Intro to Piano

Students learn the basics of piano in an engaging and social environment. Students are introduced to listening skills and fundamental musical elements of rhythm, melody and notation.

Ages 6–8 | Saturday 11:00 – 11:45  | 16 classes or year-long


Meet the Instrument

This 4-week survey class is designed to introduce children to musical instruments including strings, woodwind, brass, voice, percussion, and piano. Students will learn to produce a sound on the instrument, observe instrument demonstration, and enjoy performances.

Ages 6–8
4 Fridays | 4:15 – 5:15 | October 5, 12, 19, 26 
OR  March 8, 15, 22, April 5

Chamber Music

Definition: Music played and sung by a small number of performers, with one to a part.

Chamber Music is for students of all ages that have had one or more years of private instrumental or vocal lessons. Participants will be grouped according to their skill level. Chamber coachings are scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and exceptions are made when needed.

The program consists of 8 sessions with a faculty coach for vocal and instrumental ensembles. The first semester chamber ensembles will perform at The Wartburg Senior Living in January. The spring semester culminates in the annual Chamber Music Festival in the spring.

All Ages Wednesday & Thursday | 45 minutes | 8 coachings per semester


Ensembles & Group 


Journey Percussion Ensemble

Develop a solid foundation on hand drums, claves, bells and other percussion instruments from around the world using a variety of techniques. The ensemble is a performance oriented ensemble playing in the music from Africa, South America and Asia. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Ages 7 & up | Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00 |  16 classes or year-long


First Time Around Band

Together vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, and keyboard/pianists learn songs for the first time. Prerequisite: 1 year private lessons

Ages 10 & up | Thursday 7:00 – 8:00 | 16 classes or year-long


The "Biz"

This band is for the serious vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboard/pianist, string and wind instrument preparing and performing jazz, rock, and pop songs for engagements and concerts. Prerequisite: Participants are required to have prior band experience. Guitarists need to know power chords and have strong reading skills for song charts and tablature. Vocalists and other players need a solid rhythmic understanding and possess a high level of proficiency in their instrument and sight reading skills.

Ages 13 & up | Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00 | 16 classes or year-long


Intro to Piano

Students learn the basics of piano in an engaging and social environment. Students are introduced to listening skills and fundamental musical elements of rhythm, melody and notation.

Ages 6–8 | Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 | 16 classes or year-long


Meet the Instrument

This 4-week survey class is designed to introduce children to musical instruments including strings, woodwind, brass, voice, percussion, and piano. Students will learn to produce a sound on the instrument, observe instrument demonstration, and enjoy performances.

Ages 6–8
4 Tuesdays | 4:15 – 5:15 | September 18, 25, October 2, 9 
OR  March 5, 12, 19, 26