Course Descriptions Fall 2019

Youth Rock Band

  • Instructor: Nigel Goss
  • Dates: September 30th – December 16th (12 sessions)
  • When: Mondays 5:45-6:45
  • Where: Haddon Hall
  • Available to: any current or prospective student of NCMC, any student age 12-18
  • Limited to: no greater than 6 students per ensemble
  • Requirements: participation in weekly band practices and an end-of-the-semester concert
  • Cost: $195 per semester

Description:

NCMC Rocks, and our students prove it! We’re looking for singers, songwriters, guitarists, bassists, pianists/keyboardists, drummers, percussionists, beatmakers, horns, strings, and every other thing! Rock bands are assembled by NCMC based on students’ interests and abilities, and are open to our current private students, as well as friends, family, and classmates from 12 to 18 years old. Everyone is welcome!

Instructors and Rock Bands cover topics ranging from instrumental proficiency to performance techniques, all using repertoire from decades of modern music, past and present. All styles and musical interests are welcome.

Bands will meet weekly with their instructor at our facility, with the goal of performing an open-to-the-public end-of-semester concert/show at a local music venue with professional lights and sound production, as well as recording audio and video ready for social sharing and Youtube.

Throughout the semester’s work, bands will choose a name for themselves and work with their instructors and NCMC administration on areas of artist development and stage performance. The goal is to develop an understanding of topics in professional music and about the gigging musician.

 Are you ready to rock?

NCMC Community Band

  • Instructor: Nigel Goss
  • Dates: Oct. 2 – 12.4, with performance in Mid-December
  • When: Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Where:
  • Available to: Ages 15 and up
  • Limited to: open enrollment
  • Requirements: participation in weekly band practices and an end-of-the-semester concert
  • Cost: $65

Description:

Rehearse and perform an 45 minute set of fun jazz and popular music, open to brass, winds, percussion, rhythm section instruments.  

Participants should have some ability to read music, and have a good working knowledge of their instruments.  Perfect for those who played in high school and college band and want to get back into it, or have been studying and would like to put their skills to use in a group setting.

 

Youth Jazz Band

  • Instructor: Nigel Goss
  • Dates: Oct. 2 – Dec. 4
  • When: Weds. 5:15pm -6:15pm
  • Where:
  • Available to: ages 10 – 14,  open to brass, winds, keyboards, guitars, rhythm section instruments
  • Limited to: open enrollment
  • Requirements: participation in weekly band practices and an end-of-the-semester project
  • Cost: $65

Learn and perform a set of jazz and popular music, open to brass, winds, keyboards, guitars, rhythm section instruments.  

Love school band and want to play more? This is an after school band for middle-school age students. Play jazz and popular songs, explore improvisation, and learn new skills on your instrument!

 

Open Voices Youth Chorus

  • Instructor: Dr. Greta Feeney
  • Dates: Sept. 21 – Dec. 14
  • When: Saturday 5pm – 6pm
  • Where: Parlor
  • Available to:ages 8-12
  • Limited to: open enrollment
  • Requirements: participation in weekly ensemble rehearsals and an end-of-the-semester concert
  • Cost: $65
  • Description:With a curriculum designed to be both challenging and inclusive, the NCMC Open Voices Youth Chorus will learn and perform repertoire ranging from classical, jazz, traditional, popular, and world music, in unison and two and three-part harmony, with music theory and ear-training folded into a fast-paced, upbeat classroom environment. Students will actively participate in the creation of audio-visual materials, and, under the guidance of NCMC leadership, learn how to safely and responsibly contribute positive creative content online through various social media platforms.

 

Open Voices Senior Singers

  • Instructor: Dr. Greta Feeney
  • Dates: Sept. 22 – Dec. 15
  • When: Sundays 5pm – 6pm
  • Available to: 65+, adults with neurological or physical needs related to aging
  • Limited to: open enrollment
  • Requirements: participation in weekly rehearsals and an end-of-the-semester concert
  • Cost: $65

Description:

With a curriculum designed to strengthen and improve vocal and emotional health and cognition, the NCMC Open Voices Senior Singers program will include progressive voice strengthening techniques, rhythm and intonation exercises, and engaging sing-a-longs, with an overall goal to improve the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of individuals with any and all manner of conditions related to chronological and degenerative aging. Spouses, partners and caregivers are welcome, and each class includes a ‘social ‘moment’, with coffee, tea, pastries and conversation.

NCMC Chorus

  • Instructor: Barbara Elder
  • Details TBD
  • Requirements: participation in weekly rehearsals and an end-of-the-semester concert
  • Cost: $65.00

 

NCMC Women’s Chorus

  • Instructor: Diane Lehman
  • Details TBD
  • Requirements: participation in weekly rehearsals and an end-of-the-semester concert
  • Cost: $65.00

 

Drumline

  • Instructor: Nick Hayden
  • Dates: Sept. .7 – Dec..14
  • When: Saturdays 12pm-2pm
  • Where:
  • Available to: students Grade 3 & up by audition
  • Limited to: n/a
  • Requirements: audition, participation in weekly practices, participation in scheduled performances

Description:

Drum line is a performing ensemble made up of snares, tenors and bass drums. Students will learn fundamental elements of line playing and cadences. Open to . Commitment and audition required. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Drum Line class.

 

Slow Sessions Group

  • Instructor: Graeme Durovich
  • Dates: Sept.16 – Dec. 16
  • When: Monday 7pm – 8pm
  • Details TBD

 

Kinderchorus

  • Instructor: Kaeyllane Delima
  • Dates: Sept. 19th – Dec. 19th
  • When: Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6pm
  • Where:
  • Available to: ages ? – ?
  • Limited to:
  • Requirements: 
  • Cost:

 

Music & Media Creators Workshop

  • Instructor: Floyd Kellogg
  • Dates: October 21st – December 16th (9 sessions)
  • When: tba
  • Where: Recording Studio
  • Available to: any student ages 12 – 18
  • Limited to: 5 students per session
  • Requirements: participation in weekly classes, participation in recording projects outside of normal class times
  • Tuition: $315

Description:

A crash course in media creation for the Youtube generation! We will cover basic audio and video recording topics and techniques, using tools as varied as our studio to smartphones. The goal will be for each student to confidently participate in group recording sessions, many involving NCMC’s own students and ensembles!

Topics will include using microphones, miking instruments and voices, mixing desks, digital audio workstation software, recording audio for video, video camera operation, and others. 

Sessions will take place in our in-house professional recording studio, outfitted with a 32 channel mixing console, a ProTools recording rig, an isolated room for tracking drums, amps, bands, as well as around our facility.