Junior Academy String Orchestra (age 10+)
The Junior Academy string orchestra is designed to help students improve their reading and ensemble skills in a comfortable group setting. Students who are at the proper ability level in the Suzuki Strings program will attend this class as part of their Thursday afternoon group class block. Ensemble is open to non-Suzuki String students as well. Students in the ensemble class will develop skills to help them prepare for more advanced ensemble playing in future years. Kristina Beachell directs the string ensemble, which meets on Thursday afternoons. Students need to bring their own music stand to rehearsals.
Youth and Adult Fiddle
Students will learn fiddle tunes by ear, as well as learn ornaments and bowing styles typically found in fiddle music. Each class will consist of listening, reviewing previously learned tunes, and learning new tunes and technique. Recommended for students ages 10+ with a teacher referral or audition. These classes are listed on the Group Music Registration form.
Youth & Adult Chamber Groups (age 10-18 and 18+)
Have you ever wanted to play in a quartet, trio, or collaborate with a pianist? Our Chamber Group classes would be a great choice for you. Recommended for students who know how to read music. The date, time, and location of rehearsals and coaching will be determined by the group at the first meeting. Chamber group rehearsals start the first week of September in the fall semester and the last week of January in the spring semester. These classes are listed on the Group Music Registration form.