Course Descriptions Spring 2020

NEW Ukulele Band

  • Instructor: Kaeyllane Delima
  • Dates: April 2-30 (11 sessions) Note: No Class April 23
  • When: TBD
  • Available to: individuals as well as a group, any student ages 9-109!
  • Limited to: No Limit!
  • Requirements:

Description
Back by popular demand! Do you play the ukulele (even just a little bit)? Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years, join ukulele band and play with others who love this small but mighty instrument.

NEW Body Percussion 

  • Instructor: Avi Chitrit
  • Dates: April 2-30 (11 sessions) Note: No Class April 23
  • When: Mondays 4:00-5:00pm and 5:00-6:00pm
  • Available to: individuals as well as a group, any student ages 8-13
  • Limited to: 10 students

Description
This program helps children to expand their skills in the following areas: mind-body coordination, listening, attention, focus and teamwork. Children will produce, name and remember nine separate notes with body percussion (legs and hands). They will learn to discern the rhythmic frame in music and experience different rhythms from different cultures. Children will have fun playing songs by ear and/or with drumsticks on buckets and they will compose songs.

NEW Class – Song Writer’s Circle – Fall

  • Instructor: Chris Hanson
  • Dates: TBD (4 sessions)
  • When: Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
  • Limited to: 10 students

Jazz Band

  • Instructor: Nigel Goss
  • Dates:  TBD
  • When: Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Available to: Ages 15 and up
  • Open Enrollment
  • Requirements: participation in weekly band practices and an end-of-the-semester concert

Description
Rehearse and performance 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.

 Kid’s Chorus

  • Instructor: Kaeyllane Delima
  • Dates:  April 2-June 18
  • When: Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6pm
  • Available to: Ages 5-8
  • Open Enrollment

Open Voices Youth Chorus

  • Instructor: Dr. Greta Feeney
  • Dates:  TBD
  • When: Saturday 5pm – 6pm
  • Where: Parlor
  • Available to: ages 8-12
  • Open Enrollment
  • Requirements: participation in weekly ensemble rehearsals and an end-of-the-semester concert

Description
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 with two and three-part harmony, 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.

Community Chorus

  • Instructor: Jeff Cutts
  • Details TBD
  • Requirements: participation in weekly rehearsals and an end-of-the-semester concert

Women’s Chorus

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

Drumline

  • Instructor: Nick Hayden
  • Dates:  TBD
  • When: Saturdays 12pm-2pm
  • Available to: students Grade 3 & up by audition
  • Open Enrollment
  • Pre-requisite: Introduction to Drum Line class.
  • 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. Commitment and audition required.

Slow Sessions Group

  • Instructor: Graeme Durovich
  • Dates:  Tuesdays
  • Details TBD

Music & Media Creators Workshop

  • Instructor: Floyd Kellogg
  • Dates:  TBD
  • 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

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.