Chamber Music, Ensembles & Classes

Chamber Music

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.

Program Objectives:

  • 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 8 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. 

All Ages  1 Semester or year-long 45 mins $390 (8 sessions) Register

Journey Percussion Ensemble - World Drumming

Through demonstration and participation, students learn to play hand drums, claves, bells, and other percussion instruments from around the world using a variety of techniques. Learn how instruments are made and played in the context of historical and cultural traditions from Africa, South America, and Asia. 

Ages: 7 & up 16 or 32 Classes 60 mins $390 Register

Jazz, Rock & Pop Bands

First Time Around

Brings together vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, and keyboard/pianist learning songs for the "first time".  

Prerequisites: Open to all students with one year private instruction. Guitarists need to know power chords and be able to read song charts and tablature. Vocalists and other players need a solid rhythmic understanding. The band will perform two concerts a year. 

Ages: 10 & up 16 or 32 Classes 60 mins $490 Register

Real Rock

Join the band and learn the rock classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s, & ‘70s—Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and loads more! This classic rock band will include a lead singer, guitarist, bassist and drummer. Also, new compositions will be explored.

Prerequisites: Open to all students with one year private instruction. Guitarists need to know power chords and be able to read song charts and tablature. Vocalists and other players need a solid rhythmic understanding. The band will perform two concerts a year.

Ages: 10 & up 16 0r 32 Classes 60 mins $490 Register

The “Biz”

This band is for the serious vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboard/pianist, string and wind instrument players preparing and performing jazz, rock, and pop songs for engagements and concerts. The band will perform two concerts a year at Concordia Conservatory and will be available for bookings, gigs, and engagements through the Conservatory administration during the academic year.

Prerequisites: 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 16 or 32 Classes 60 mins $490 Register

Group Classes

New! Ukulele Class

A great place to start basic skills while having fun. This class provides a solid musical
background using traditional and popular styles. Focus will be on traditional strumming styles.

Ages: 8 & up 16 or 32 Classes 45 mins $380 Register

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 16 or 32 Classes 45 mins $380 Register

Intro to Guitar

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

Ages: 6-8 16 or 32 Classes 45 mins $380 (16 classes) Register

Meet the Instrument

This 4-week survey class is designed to help children ages 6–8 choose his or her own instrument for private study. Each session, members of the faculty will introduce a new instrumental family—strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, and guitar—in a fun, interactive class. Young students learn to produce a sound on the instruments, observe live instrument demonstrations and listen to performances with handout materials included.

Ages: 6-8 Semester 1: Oct. 6, 14, 20, 27 Friday 3:30 - 4:30pm $125 (4 classes) Register
Ages: 6-8 Semester 2: Feb 2, 9, 16,Mar. 2 Friday 3:30 - 4:30pm $125 (4 classes) Register

Music Theory and Ear Training

Music Theory Basics

This class will strengthen basic concepts of music notation, ear-training, rhythm, reading, writing and listening skills for instrumentalists and vocalists

Ages: 6 & up $360 (16 classes) Monday 4 - 4:45pm Saturday 12:15 - 1pm Register
 $250 for students already enrolled in private instruction

Music Theory II

This class will further explore rhythms, intervals, major and minor scales, primary functions, and transposition for students who are at the equivalency to the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program grade 2. 16 classes or year-long.

Ages: 6 & up $360 (16 classes) Monday 4:45 - 5:30pm Saturday 1 - 1:45pm Register
 $250 for students already enrolled in private instruction

Advanced Theory and Ear-Training

This class is for the advanced student and will include complex rhythms, intervals, scales and modes, and music analysis for students who are at the equivalency to the National Music Certificate Program Grade 3. 16 classes or year-long

Ages: 8 & up $360 (16 classes) Saturday 2 - 2:45pm Register
 $250 for students already enrolled in private instruction