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Young Artists Programs

Available for brass, percussion, piano, strings, winds, and voice, the Young Artists Programs include opportunities for monthly recitals and celebrations. Note: Suzuki guitar requires eight parent education workshops.  Students taking private lessons for the first time can take a lessons-only program, but are encouraged to add one or more classes or ensembles. After the first year, all private lesson students are required to add one or more classes or ensembles to their program. 

Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week. Beginning students in violin, cello and piano are required to take two 30 min lessons per week.)

ADD ONE OR. MORE CLASSES AND/OR ENSEMBLES:

  • Musikgarten or musicianship class
  • Instrumental group class
  • Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz ensemble chamber music group, percussion ensemble, flute ensemble)

  • ADD A SECONDARY INSTRUMENT
    For students already enrolled in a Young Artists Program at Thurnauer, additional private lessons on a secondary instrument or voice may be taken. Private lesson in music theory and composition may also be taken.

    To learn more or to make an appointment with the director of the school, contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org.

Call For Info
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For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Teen Town Jazz at Thurnauer

Explore the many ways you can learn and play jazz! Available for drums, percussion, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, piano, bass and guitar. We will also consider French horn, baritone horn, strings, tuba and vibraphone.

PRIVATE JAZZ LESSONS

Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week. Online lessons are available.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week.)

ADD ONE OR. MORE CLASSES AND/OR ENSEMBLES:

  • Musikgarten or musicianship class
  • Instrumental group class
  • Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz ensemble chamber music group, percussion ensemble, flute ensemble)

  • ADD A SECONDARY INSTRUMENT
    For students already enrolled in a Young Artists Program at Thurnauer, additional private lessons on a secondary instrument or voice may be taken. Private lesson in music theory and composition may also be taken.

Call For Info
Free Member
50YAJP01F0


Call For Info
Free Member
50YAJP01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

NEW! Guitar Honors Ensemble (Hybrid)

Open to Suzuki guitar students (Book 3 and up). The curriculum focuses on building ensemble playing skills through learning original works and arrangements for guitar ensemble, with opportunities to perform in concerts. Students who are studying Suzuki guitar and classical guitar in lessons or programs outside the Thurnauer School are welcome to join by audition or interview to demonstrate an equivalent high standard of technical and musical facility, as well as sight-reading skills, for their level.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ENSEMBLE.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50GTRH01F0


30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50GTRH01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Teen Town Jazz Ensemble (Hybrid)

Ages 12+
Play jazz standards in various styles including blues, swing, bebop, Afro-Cuban, modern and fusion in a small group of 4-6 musicians, comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop ensemble playing and solo improvisation skills, learn how to express themselves and collaborate musically, and memorize songs, melodies, harmonies and chord progressions. Students also learn basic jazz theory: intervals, chords, basic harmonic progressions, voice-leading, scale theory and form. Students observe, listen to, and learn about historical jazz figures, genres and styles to provide the basis for understanding the evolution of musical trends and ideas. While virtual: Students learn to use technology, including iReal Pro and A Capella, as both learning tools and to create performance videos. iPhone or iPad and bluetooth speaker required.  

Teen Town Jazz Ensemble may be taken on its own without being part of a Young Artists Program.

Minimum 2 years instrumental experience required. Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ENSEMBLE.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50JTTC01F0


30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50JTTC01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

NEW! Ensemble X - Contemporary Music (Hybrid)

For intermediate and advanced musicians and composers with roughly 4+ years of experience playing music

Students explore contemporary music creation through composition, improvisation and performance. The program focuses on creating new music through collaboration between student instrumentalists and student composers. Students explore modern composition styles and performance techniques — learning some history, creating their own new approaches, and thinking beyond traditional formats to create music that is uniquely theirs. Classes include ensemble rehearsal (online, Zoom), lessons on history and performance technique, and masterclasses with special guest faculty. Students benefit from collaborating with Thurnauer’s composition workshop, Sound Works. The program culminates in the creation of a digital ensemble performance video of a newly composed piece of classical music.

Prerequisite: Performance applicants must submit a video performance of a piece of their choice. Composer applicants must submit a PDF score (and if possible a recording or digital rendering) of an original composition.  To upload application submission, please email rsearles@jccotp.org.

Ensemble led by Zach Herchen

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50EXCM01F0


30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50EXCM01F0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

NEW! Opera Scene Workshop (Hybrid)

Sing and perform opera, operetta, musical theater excerpts and classical songs. Develop confidence and an understanding of the voice and enjoy singing with friends. May be taken on its own or as part of a Young Artists Program.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ENSEMBLE.

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Register
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50OPSW01F0


30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Register
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50OPSW01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra (Hybrid)

An excellent intergenerational educational and nurturing environment where students gain a strong understanding of orchestral music and develop their ensemble skills. Virtual learning for symphonic repertoire includes weekly rehearsals, sectionals, workshops, discussions and playing assignments. Students come together at the start of rehearsal or at assigned times for each section of the orchestra. Sectional workshops focus on score studying, analysis and form, and interpretation skills. Students learn how to practice more effectively, attain proficiency in their own parts, grasp and appreciate what other players are learning in their parts, and listen to and read from scores. They learn to work with recordings, as a professional recording artist would work with a click track. Weekly projects, which involve listening, practicing and writing, provide a follow-up to lectures and discussion groups. Winners of an annual concerto competition perform in a special concert. 
 
Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ORCHESTRA.

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTSO00F0


30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTSO00F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Music Theory for Guitarists

Ever wonder why it helps you as a musician to learn music theory? Does the stuff you learn in music theory seem like it has no relevance to learning the guitar? This class bridges the gap between theory and how it relates to what you play on guitar - for example, how to construct major, minor, augmented, diminished chords, and seventh chords and then figure out how to use this information to find chord shapes in various positions on the fingerboard. Students will do harmonic analysis of Suzuki guitar pieces and then talk about how this information helps shape our musical interpretation.

For intermediate and advanced guitarists (Suzuki Guitar Book 2+), Age 10 to Adult. Prerequisite: Students must be able to identify notes on staff, clefs, time signatures and rhythms, and know how sharps and flats work.

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
5:00 PM - 5:55 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50MTFG01F0


30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
5:00 PM - 5:55 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50MTFG01F0

For information, please call djatovsky@jccotp.org.

NEW! Sound Kitchen: Intro to Music Composition (Virtual)

Designed to give young musicians the knowledge and confidence to compose their own original music. By listening to and discussing music from the past and present, students learn about all of the ingredients that go into a composition and from there, how to get cooking by crafting and combining these ingredients from scratch. Students emerge from the class able to confidently invent and write down their creative ideas using traditional and non-traditional notation. As a project-based class, students work independently on weekly composition assignments that receive feedback from the teacher, and gain the experience of having their original compositions performed and/or recorded by musicians from the Thurnauer community at several times throughout the year.

With at least 1 year of instrumental study. Recommended that students are comfortable with the concepts covered in Theory & Ear Training Beginning A

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50SNDK02F0


30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
5:35 PM - 6:30 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50SNDK02F0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

NEW! Sound Works: Composition Workshop (Hybrid)

For Ages 15+

Provides advanced, young musicians with the skills and knowledge to craft original compositions for one-to-many instruments. By listening to and analyzing music from the past and present, across many genres, the class explores what makes music “work” – teasing out the tricks, techniques, and practices that composers have used to invent, expand and develop their creative ideas with the aim of doing so ourselves. Students complete weekly composition assignments, geared towards emerging from the class with several original compositions for a variety of instrumentations. Students’ compositions receive feedback regularly from the teacher, and benefit from collaborating with Thurnauer’s contemporary music ensemble, Ensemble X, to develop and hear their works performed on several occasions throughout the year.

With at least 3 years of instrumental study. Recommended that students are comfortable with the concepts covered in Theory & Ear Training Intermediate A.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50SNDW01F0


30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50SNDW01F0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Young People's Chorus @Thurnauer (Hybrid)

Join our award-winning youth chorus! YPC@T is an affiliate of the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Sing at weekly rehearsals and enjoy numerous performance opportunities throughout the year. Repertoire ranges from classical and contemporary to jazz and pop. May be taken on its own without being part of a Young Artists Program. 

Prelude Choir:  Ages 6-9
Concert Choir: Ages 10-18
Young Men's Choir: Ages 11-18 (for changed or changing voices)

Audition required for new students. Auditions for 2020-21 will be held in September. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE CHORUS.

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31
Prelude Choir
Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT01F0

Prelude Choir

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31


Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT01F0

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31
Concert Choir
In Person 5:15-6, Online 6:15-7
Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT02F0

Concert Choir
In Person 5:15-6, Online 6:15-7

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31


Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT02F0

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18
Young Men's Choir
In person only
Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT03F0

Young Men's Choir
In person only

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18


Register
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT03F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

AP Music Theory Prep (Virtual)

This course is a thorough study of musical elements that are on the AP Music Theory exam, and includes in-depth ear training, weekly assignments, and reviews, culminating in a practice exam and review. Students must purchase the Barron’s AP study guide.

Register
$720.00 Member
$800.00 Public
50APTH01F0


Register
$720.00 Member
$800.00 Public
50APTH01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Young People’s Chorus@ Thurnauer - Virtual Choir Video Class

Join one of our small-group singing classes!  Sing show-tunes, gospel music, and pop music with friends! Each class creates a virtual chorus music video that can be shared with friends and family.  Special learning tracks provided.  Classes will include dance parties, fun challenges, trivia and more!

Watch our full choir in a virtual performance conducted by choral director Emma Brondolo:



For more information, contact Emma Brondolo at ebrondolo@jccotp.org

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Ages 9-13
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV01S0

Ages 9-13
Stand alone class

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM


Call For Info
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV01S0

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Ages 9-13
Taken with private lessons
Call For Info
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV02S0

Ages 9-13
Taken with private lessons

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM


Call For Info
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV02S0

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ages 14-18
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV03S0

Ages 14-18
Stand alone class

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Call For Info
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV03S0

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ages 14-18
Taken with private lessons
Call For Info
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV04S0

Ages 14-18
Taken with private lessons

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Call For Info
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV04S0

7 times on Tuesday
Jul 14 - Aug 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ages 6-8
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV05S0

Ages 6-8
Stand alone class

7 times on Tuesday
Jul 14 - Aug 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Call For Info
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV05S0

7 times on Tuesday
Jul 14 - Aug 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ages 6-8
Taken with private lessons
Call For Info
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV06S0

Ages 6-8
Taken with private lessons

7 times on Tuesday
Jul 14 - Aug 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Call For Info
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV06S0

Virtual Gold Saxophone Summer Program

Ages 13+, with roughly 4+ years of experience playing saxophone

A program for intermediate and advanced saxophonists interested in developing their skills and artistry. Classes include ensemble practice, one-on-one lessons, special guest masterclasses, and studio classes where students perform for each other. Students learn to develop their musicality and pursue individual artistry across multiple genres, while strengthening their technical abilities and pursuing advanced playing techniques. The program culminates in the creation of a digital ensemble performance video.  Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $248 (members)/$275 (public).

Watch a virtual performance by members of Thurnauer's saxophone program:


Audition is required. Applicants must submit a video performance of a piece of their choice, to be reviewed by director Zach Herchen.  Read more about Mr. Herchen by clicking here.

Jul 14 – Aug 27, Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:15 pm

Additional sections will be added, if needed, depending on enrollment.
 

Gold Program
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50GSSP01S0

Gold Program
Stand alone class

Call For Info
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50GSSP01S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Teen Town Virtual Jazz Combo

Ages 12+
For intermediate and advanced students; a minimum of two years instrumental experience is required.  Learn and play music with your peers and world-class seasoned New York jazz artists in the comfort of your home.  This is a unique opportunity to fine tune and practice the art of jazz improvisation, focusing on standard jazz repertoire, while using new real-time virtual audio/visual platforms.  Audition by video is required for new students.  ?Jun 29 – Aug 13, Monday and Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm
For intermediate and advanced students; a minimum of two years instrumental experience is required. 

Learn and play music with your peers and world-class seasoned New York jazz artists in the comfort of your home.  This is a unique opportunity to fine tune and practice the art of jazz improvisation, focusing on standard jazz repertoire, while using new real-time virtual audio/visual platforms.  Audition by video is required for new students.  Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $315 (members)/$350 (public).

Watch a virtual performance by four members of our Teen Town Jazz Combo:

Read about our Teen Town Jazz co-directors, Steve Johns and Debbie Keefe by clicking here.

Jul 13 – Aug 27, Monday and Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm

For more information, contact Dan Jatovsky at djatovsky@jccop.org
For intermediate and advanced students; a minimum of two years instrumental experience is required.  Learn and play music with your peers and world-class seasoned New York jazz artists in the comfort of your home.  This is a unique opportunity to fine tune and practice the art of jazz improvisation, focusing on standard jazz repertoire, while using new real-time virtual audio/visual platforms.  Audition by video is required for new students.  ?Jun 29 – Aug 13, Monday and Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm

Jazz Combo
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50TTJC01S0

Jazz Combo
Stand alone class

Call For Info
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50TTJC01S0

Virtual Chamber Music

Study and play some of the most beautiful music ever written. This course offers instrumentalists the opportunity to play together in small ensembles, where they will focus on valuable skills in musical expression, listening, leadership and responsibility.  Online audition required for placement.

45 minutes twice a week; days and times to be determined after audition.

Jul 13 - Aug 28

For an example of a virtual video performance, watch this performance by three Thurnauer students.

Chamber Music
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50CHAM01S0

Chamber Music
Stand alone class

Call For Info
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50CHAM01S0


Taken with private lessons
Call For Info
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50CHAM02S0

Taken with private lessons

Call For Info
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50CHAM02S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Music Technology (Virtual)

Ages 13+, comfort reading music and playing an instrument, plus enthusiasm for science and technology!

This class blends music, science, and technology.  Students learn how to record and produce music using microphones, synthesizers, computers, and recording software, and are taught a range of musical science and technology, including acoustics, instrument design, fundamentals of digital music, audio recording, and music production.  The program culminates in each student producing their own musical song from start to finish. 

Program director Zach Herchen explains:


Technical Requirements: Students need access to a computer or smart device (tablet or phone), plus headphones.  Examples are Apple computer, iPad, Windows laptop, or an android device. We will use free software for these devices and free websites in class.

Ju1 14 – Aug 27, Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-4:30 pm

Music Technology
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50COMT01S0

Music Technology
Stand alone class

Call For Info
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50COMT01S0


Taken with private lessons
Call For Info
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50COMT02S0

Taken with private lessons

Call For Info
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50COMT02S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Virtual Group Viola for Violinists

Age 10+, with completion of Suzuki Book 3
Playing viola is a valuable skill for violinists.  There are many advantages and opportunities for violinists who also understand the viola.  In this class, students explore the unique characteristics and subtle technical differences between the violin and viola, while learning to play music in the Alto clef and play pieces written especially for the viola.  Class size is limited to 4.  Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $315 (members)/$350 (public).

Jul 13 – Aug 27, Monday and Thursday, 4:30-5:15 pm

Group Viola for Violinists
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50GVGV01S0

Group Viola for Violinists
Stand alone class

Call For Info
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50GVGV01S0

For information, please call Robyn Searles: rsearles@jccotp.org.

Virtual Rhythmic Poetry/Spoken Word

Ages 14+ (open to adults)

From Jack Kerouac to the Sugar Hill Gang to Wu Tang Clan to today’s latest stars, spoken word and music have become a major force in today’s artistic landscape.  Learn techniques used to create written poetry - from master wordsmiths - by focusing on the placement of words to rhythms or vice versa. Through games; exploring techniques used by artists of the spoken word such as beat poets, rappers, hip-hop artists from the 80s and 90s; and free spoken-word poetry, students discover their own voice.  Students learn to write and perform creative poetry and freestyle (spontaneous) poetry.  Class size limited to 8. 

Here's a description of the class from instructor Terry Greene:



Jul 13 – Aug 26, Monday and Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 pm

For more information or for help with enrollment, contact Dan Jatovsky at djatovsky@jccotp.org

Rhythmic Poetry/Spoken Word
Stand alone class
Call For Info
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50RPSW01S0

Rhythmic Poetry/Spoken Word
Stand alone class

Call For Info
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50RPSW01S0


Taken with private lessons
Call For Info
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50RPSW02S0

Taken with private lessons

Call For Info
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50RPSW02S0

Theory and Ear Training (Virtual)

Hear the sounds of written music before it is played (sight-singing), translate heard sounds into notation (dictation), and connect those experiences to instrumental study. Consult recommendation or schedule a placement evaluation to determine level. Note: Students in Beginning A through Advanced C, and AP Music Theory Prep, will need a small keyboard at home unless they already have a piano. For purchase options, please email rsearles@jccotp.org.

In BEGINNING A*, students learn basic notation on the treble clef, playing/singing and hearing intervals, basic rhythms and time signatures, and some improvisation and composition.

In BEGINNING B*, students solidify their knowledge of Beginning A concepts.

In BEGINNING C*, students learn to hear, play and distinguish among four different types of triads and their inversions, more advanced rhythms such as 16th notes and triplets, and the major scales and key signatures. They also learn to write and read in both treble and bass clef and write small compositions.

In BEGINNING D*, students solidify their knowledge of Beginning C concepts

In INTERMEDIATE A*, students learn to put triads together into cycles, more advanced rhythm (3 against 2), odd meters, more advanced repertoire, basic 4-part voice leading, 7th chords and inversions, and basic composition.

In INTERMEDIATE B*, students solidify their knowledge of Intermediate A concepts.

In INTERMEDIATE C*, students learn the Dorian modal system and modal harmony. They improvise and become fluent in writing, playing and hearing these progressions and scales. They write small compositions and analyze modes in orchestral pieces.

In ADVANCED A, students begin to synthesize prior knowledge

and learn how to use and resolve chords in functional harmony. They connect the chord cycles they learned earlier to harmonic progressions and discover the effect of key signatures on cycles. They learn to play harmonies within a key and handle non-harmonic tones in composition and analysis.

In ADVANCED B, students analyze pieces written during the Common Practice Period and learn to identify secondary dominant chords, modulations, and form.

In ADVANCED C, students learn augmented 6 chords, and more advanced chromaticism and analysis.

Call to schedule a placement evaluation to determine appropriate level.

Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTET01F0


Register
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTET01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.