Strings, Harp, and Guitar

 

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Harp
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Eastman Beginning Strings

See Early Childhood & Elementary – Beginning Strings

 

Eastman Zyklus Chamber Orchestra

High School; FREE!

Rachael Lauber, Director

Zyklus Orchestra is a new select ensemble for advanced high school musicians.  Repertoire will be announced, and auditions will be held for the appropriate instruments, in September.  Zyklus Orchestra will offer serious young musicians the opportunity to perform advanced repertoire for chamber orchestra and/or large ensemble.

Check back this summer for more details.  Contact Rachel Lauber, conductor, for more information: rachelclauber@gmail.com

Tuition:  FREE!

 

Eastman Youth Chamber Soloists

Middle School & High School; 3 units

Karine Stone, Director
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For advanced young string players, who already possess a refined string technique, and solid ensemble skills. EYCS facilitates the musical development of young players through the detail oriented study of musical masterpieces from the Baroque to the present. Rehearsals focus on subtleties of string playing (timing, nuance, gesture, phrasing, tone color, sound production, and articulation) which lead to the ensemble’s delivery of high caliber performances. EYCS showcases the developing skills of individual members through frequent solo opportunities and rotating principal positions. EYCS members exhibit refined stage presence, virtuosic string playing, and mature musical interpretations from every period. First rehearsal 9/9. Audition required; call 585.314.8716 or email karineviolin@yahoo.com.

Tuition: $204 per semester; FREE with private lessons.

 

Piccolo Strings

Grades 1-8; 3 units

Alex Peña, Director
Saturdays 10:45 a.m.-noon

Open to Elementary & Middle School string students with at least one year of playing experience.  Students learn basic elements of orchestral ensemble playing in a fun and supportive environment while exploring many of the theoretical concepts taught in the Theory in Motion class included for all registered students.  Tuition includes a weekly theory musicianship class.  Highly recommended for students working on NYSSMA Solo Levels III and below.  No audition is necessary, but contact the Director of Piccolo Strings at 949.302.7311 or alexpena.viola@gmail.com with questions.

Tuition: $204 per semester (includes required theory class); $186 or less with private lessons.

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Chamber Music for Strings

Middle/High School–adults; 3 units

Janet Milnes, Director
Times: TBA.

String students (violin, viola, cello) who have taken an ECMS jury/exam and have passed at least a level III, are welcome to participate in a weekly chamber ensemble at their corresponding level. These ensembles will consist of 3–4 students grouped by standard instrumental combinations. Students who have not taken a jury at ECMS are welcome to audition for the appropriate chamber music level.  Email jmilnes@esm.rochester.edu.

Level III Chamber Music for Strings
Level IV Chamber Music for Strings
Advanced Chamber Music for Strings

Tuition: $204 per semester; $186 or less with lessons.

 

Eastman Youth Violin Ensemble, Sr.

Middle School & High School; 3 units

Jeremy Zhu, Director
Saturdays at noon.

This weekly one-hour ensemble is highly focused to develop chamber/ ensemble performance techniques, and orchestral performance ability in the advanced level as it opens the path for students to all forms of performance. Students will learn a variety of musical styles from baroque to contemporary, including orchestral excerpts, as well as explore the advanced techniques of individual performance skills needed to lead chamber/ ensemble, and orchestras. NYSSMA Level 5 and up or equivalent,  Audition or permission required; call 585.274.1034.

Ensemble Details

Tuition: $204 per semester; $186 or less with lessons.

 

Eastman Youth Violin Ensemble, Jr

Middle School & High School; 3 units

Jeremy Zhu, Director
Saturdays at 1 p.m..

This weekly one-hour ensemble is highly focused to develop chamber/ ensemble performance techniques, and orchestral performance ability in the Intermediate level as it opens the path for students to all forms of performance. Students will learn a variety of musical styles from baroque to contemporary, including orchestral excerpts, as well as explore techniques of individual performance skills needed to lead chamber/ensemble, and orchestras in the Intermediate level. NYSSMA Level 4 and up or equivalent,  Audition or permission required; call 585.274.1034.

Ensemble Details

Tuition: $204 per semester; $186 or less with lessons.

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Arts and Times of the Guitar

High School–adults; 2 units

Petar Kodzas, Instructor
Mondays, November 4-January 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuition: $136; $125 or less with lessons

Fretboard Harmony

High School–adults; 2 units

Staff Instructor
March 17-May 12. Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Eight one-hour sessions

Designed for all guitar players – classical, jazz, folk, or pop. The focus is on the theory behind the scales and chords regardless of style. Knowledge of harmony on the guitar will enhance creative approaches to accompaniment, speed up memorization, and improve improvisation skills.

Tuition: $136; $125 or less with lessons.

 

Guitar Adventure (ensemble)

Grades 3-5 — 3 units

Petar Kodzas, Director
Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

Guitar Adventure Is an entry level guitar ensemble class for students in Grades 3-5.  Basic ensemble skills will be addressed and rehearsed: successful cooperation in a group musical environment, musicianship, and technical elements.  Students are expected to have basic reading of all notes in the first position and ability to count simple rhythms.  Classical (nylon string) guitar and finger picking technique are required.  Groups usually participate in a minimum of three performances/recitals.

Tuition: $204 per semester; $186 or less with lessons.

Eastman Youth Guitar Ensemble

Middle & High School – 3 units
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Grades 5-7l – 3 units
Saturdays at noon

Petar Kodzas, Director

Seeing other students play, and making music with them is enriching and fun and an extraordinary opportunity for guitar students to develop ensemble playing skills. Students in these classes develop note-reading and aural skills, in addition to practicing instrumental techniques. Permission of director required. Contact the director at pkodzas@esm.rochester.edu.

Tuition: $204 per semester; $186 or less with lessons.

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Eastman Adult Guitar Ensemble

Adults – 3 units
Petar Kodzas, Director
Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Seeing other students play, and making music with them is enriching and fun and an extraordinary opportunity for guitar students to develop ensemble playing skills. Students in these classes develop note-reading and aural skills, in addition to practicing instrumental techniques. Interview of instructor is required for participation in the ensembles.

Tuition: $204 per semester; $186 or less with lessons.

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Harp Choir

Middle School, High School & Adults; 3 units

Nan Gullo, Director
Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Open to all students of harp, both lever and pedal. Repertory consists of pieces for both beginning and more advanced harpists. No audition required.
Tuition: $204 per semester; $186 or less with lessons.

 

Advanced Harp Choir

Middle School, High School & Adults; 3 units
Nan Gullo, Director

Fridays at 4 p.m.

Audition required.  Contact the director at 585.274.1286.
Tuition: $204 per semester; $186 or less with lessons.

 

 

Hammered Dulcimer Group Instruction

See World Music – Hammered Dulcimer

 

Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble

See World Music – Hammered Dulcimer

 

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Last updated: May 8, 2013