OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM
On this page you will find class offerings divided into four groups:
- Core Curriculum
- Private Lessons Offered
- Saturday Advanced Classes
All students taking a private lesson are required to take Core Curriculum. Even if a student excels at singing or playing an instrument, that skill does not necessarily translate into a compelling performance. Fundamentally, the study of music is the study of the art of communication. A student must learn to act and react, to emote with compelling conviction and to move in an appropriate style.
Great working musicians also learn fluency in the language of music: to not just read and play the notes someone else hands them, but also to write – that is to both create and notate music.
Core Curriculum is targeted to build each student’s acumen for:
- Live and Recorded Performance: In both a solo and a collaborative setting (Stage Coach, Masterclass).
- Fundamental Musicality/Commercial Music/Rhythmic Training: The art of playing in ensemble and understanding musical form and theory.
- Philosophical and Historical View of the Arts: How faith conjoins artistic expression, and the moral responsibility of the artist.
Instruments are studied from both a classical and a commercial application, as well as in a solo and group format.
Many of our most popular and effective classes are electives; students learn to notate, to compose, to write songs, dance, and improvise. Success in the field of the arts consists in being fluent in a wide range of mediums: performance, production, acting, singing, dancing, composing.
Saturday Classes – new, advanced offerings.
Saturday is the go-to day for out-of-town students and meets seven weeks out of the fifteen week Semester. However, this semester offers a whole new docket of advanced classes to the Saturday program. Students who take core and private lessons on Wednesday or Thursday may join in on these Saturday classes along with the out-of-towners. These courses are by audition and are: Acting for Camera, Protools Recording – Audio 101, Broadway Performance, and Drama Proper.
Unless otherwise marked, classes are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays, per the listed semester schedule.
Saturday Advanced Classes
If you would like more information or would like to register, please use the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!