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Classes may require a minimum enrollment. To ensure the class will proceed, please enroll PRIOR TO the first week of the new semester.

Instruction for the SPRING Semester 2018 will begin the week of January 28.


2790 W. College Ave., Ste. 7
  State College, PA 16801


Chamber Music Class
Instructors: Sally Williams Minnich/Paul Kim
Ages: 11-18
Day and Time TBD
Tuition: $125 / 8 weeks
Spring Dates TBD

This class is for intermediate and advanced instrumental students who wish to participate in a small, coached chamber group (trios, quartets). Classes will meet for 8 weeks; 4 sessions will be coached by the instructor; 4 sessions will be rehearsal sessions. Students will learn how to shape music as a dynamic unit, refine listening skills, and develop empathetic playing with others. Repertoire will include standard classical pieces, with opportunities to explore contemporary arrangements of other styles and genres. Arranging and improvising will also be encouraged. Groups may perform on a recital near the end of the semester.
Listen to some works of The Creative ensemble:

The Creative Ensemble
Instructor: Kevin Sims
Ages 10-18 (instrumentalists, singers)

Tuition: $168/14 weeks
Spring Dates TBD

The Creative Ensemble is a small, open-ended group which is largely student-directed, but instructor guided. The goal is to give students small-group playing and rehearsing experience, and to encourage improvisation, arranging, composition, and basic recording software and production techniques. In the Ensemble, decisions are made together, emphasizing "conductor-less" playing with songs and exercises that students design and contribute. Everyone works together to put songs together while learning valuable lessons in communication, recording, and performing.