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Our model continues to be a combination of virtual lessons, occasional in-person lessons and classes, as well as hybrid options. We are following the safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent requests and comfort level. For information on returning to our campus, please visit jccotp.org/faqs. We look forward to having you join us on this musical journey!
For ages 10 to adult
What does it really mean to express music with feeling? There is a reason that composers have poured their heart and soul into creating their music. It is the musician’s job to express the emotional intention of their music and bring their music to life. This means the musician must understand how their own expressive mechanics work in real life and how it can be channeled into the expression of musical ideas. This class takes ideas developed by the great acting teacher-director, Constanin Stanislavsky, and shows how his ideas on acting, the search for real human behavior in given emotional circumstances, can be applied to musical performance. Just like actors, you can’t do an emotional state; instead, you do actions. In a nutshell, you recall the kinetic feeling of doing actions from your emotional memories and imagination, your attached reason for communicating your intention through your actions to another person or persons, and the sensory stimuli attached to the circumstances, and transfer that information into your expression of musical movement. Through fun activities and games involving using your imagination and sense memory, you will learn to explore the different ways to transfer human behavior into musical behavior.
For all musicians with at least two years playing and performing experience. Students will need their instruments and will use music they are comfortable playing to learn these new concepts.
This class will be taught by faculty member Jonathan Trotta. Read more about Mr. Trotta by clicking here.
Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:45 pm except for July 5.
Are you looking for a music teacher for your homeschool family co-op? Meet virtually with Thurnauer’s exceptional music educators and let us provide music classes virtually or in person for the children in your homeschooling group! We can teach all ages and will work with your co-op to design a program that meets the educational needs of your children.
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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 email@example.com.
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.