Music Enrichment Classes

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Music Theory

Music Theory is the study of how music works. Students will learn about rhythms, scale construction, triads, clef reading, and basic transposition. These classes will be organized by age and level of experience. No prior knowledge of music theory is required to sign up. We will offer a more advanced class for students who are already familiar with the basics. The advanced class will cover harmony and basic part writing. Classes will run approximately 60 minutes. 

Aural Skills

Aural Skills, or ear training, is a branch of music theory in which students learn to identify pitches, intervals, melody, chords, and rhythm simply by listening to them. Students will also learn basic solfege which allows students to sing melodies at sight. Students do not need prior ear training to sign up. Students will be required to sing. These classes will be organized by age and level of experience. Classes will run approximately 60 minutes. 

Composition

Learn how to write your own music! In this class, students will learn how music is created and get hands on practice with writing a piece. A basic knowledge of music theory and working knowledge of the construction of major scales is required. Classes will run approximately 60 minutes. 

Jazz Theory

Learn the inner workings of jazz including harmony and improvisation from a true master of this medium. A basic knowledge of music theory and working knowledge of the construction of major scales is required. Students will play during these sessions, getting hands on experience and learning what to think about while improvising. This class is not running for the Fall 2020 semester but may be offered in the Spring. 

All music enrichment classes will be taught virtually by experienced music teachers.