Chamber Music

Chamber Music

*New* Youth Guitar Ensemble

The Youth Guitar Ensemble is a great opportunity for young students to develop musicianship through playing with others. The class will primarily focus on rehearsing repertoire specifically arranged for ensembles, where each player has their own part to perform. Group performance can improve timing and accuracy, and the ability to play through mistakes, and the musical ear to simultaneously listen to the other players while performing your own assigned part.

Repertoire will range in style from classical, traditional folk, blues, rock, and pop.

With Zeb Cruikshank

Mondays 6:00 – 7:00pm March 7 – May 16
10 weeks for $200

Grades 5 – 12

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Percussion Ensemble

Perform repertoire written specifically for percussion instruments in a low pressure, fun environment in person and socially distanced at MCMS.

Music will range from traditional African pieces, chamber music, classical pieces, pop music, jazz, to marching percussion. We will be using a range of percussion instruments – mallets (keyboard percussion), timpani, hand percussion, traditional band (snare, bass drum, cymbals), drumset, and world percussion.

Grades 8 – 12
Tuesdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
September 20 – June 6

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Folk String Orchestra

For players of any string instrument looking for ensemble playing, including guitar, mandolin, ukulele, string bass, and others. The Folk String Orchestra is a group of musicians who are continuing the old-time British American music tradition. Many of the tunes in this tradition have roots reaching back to the musical traditions of the British Isles. Today’s String Bands play all styles of music, including classical, folk, jazz, country, and bluegrass.

There will be plenty of guidance and coaching from the instructor on how to come up with your own parts, improvisation, creating solo breaks, fills, harmonies, bass lines and chordal accompaniments; how to listen and respond to what everyone else is playing, and how to blend in effectively as a band.

This ensemble meets for the full academic year, and will perform in conclusion of each semester. Additional performance opportunities will be available.

Instructor: Zeb Cruikshank
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00pm Students can join at any time at the discretion of the director
Teen through Adults
All Levels of Playing Ability
Full year for $525 

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Adult String Ensemble

Rehearse and perform great chamber masterworks with other adult string players. Coached by MCMS Faculty member Matt Dickey.

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm 
September 20 – May 2 



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