A variety of musicianship classes will be offered providing a rich and in-depth immersion experience.
A variety of musicianship classes offer a rich and in-depth immersion experience.
Each daily session will explore Western music history in a broad fashion. The class will serve as an introduction to music of the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods. The focus of the course will be on listening along with interdisciplinary links to history (such as a visit to Agecroft Hall above), architecture and other art forms.
All students will take a theory placement test prior to the start of the class so they may be placed appropriately in a beginner, intermediate or advanced theory class. Students will learn the language, terminology and mechanics of music plus the fundamentals of sound, notation, intervals, chords, musical forms and analysis.
Aural Skills/ Ear Training
This class is designed to help develop a keener sense for listening and is integrated with the music theory class. Each student will be able to distinguish between different intervals, chords, scales and more. Depending on theory placement, varying levels of melodic and rhythmic dictation exercises will be given.
Learn basic skills of conducting and leading an ensemble. Students will prepare a short score while conducting their peers. Students will also be given a opportunity to conduct in the final concert. Click here to watch student conducting videos! link