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Ages 8-15+ (grouped by age & skill level)

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July 24 – August 4, 2017 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Mon - Fri

PERFORMANCES: Thursday, August 3, 5:00 and 6:30 pm | Friday, August 4, 5:00 and 6:30 pm




Learn, play, and share music together, and discover the diverse world of music! Daily classes include essential instruction in technique, theory, and musicianship, plus loads of fun electives (grouped by age and skill level) to boost creativity and to explore new instruments and musical styles. Choose from Ukelele, African Drumming, an iPad Ensemble, "Drawing Music," Yoga, and many more!. Open to students with two or more years of private lessons or equivalent experience.

Student comments: "SummerDayMusic is really awesome! ... I learned a lot about music and myself." ... "I really enjoyed all the elective classes I took ... I'd give 5 stars for every one!" ... "There are so many opportunities to play with other musicians and make friends. It's fun but there is also a lot to challenge you." ... "I especially liked trying out new instruments. It was so cool playing my violin in a rock band!"

 

Tuition: $795 ($200 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.

 

Before/After Care - $5 before care, $10 after care per day
Program interns will provide supervision each day from 8:00-9:00 am for early drop-off and from 4:00-6:00 pm for students requiring later pick-up. Before/After Care Registration Form


Electives: Click on tab below


  • Student Info
  • Schedule
  • Core Classes
  • Faculty
  • Electives


Student Info

Requirements:

Students must have at least 2 years of private lessons or equivalent experience, solid technique with their instrument, and good music theory and reading skills. For students just beginning to learn an instrument check out our Summer Music Explorers program!


Auditions:

Students who are not currently registered at IHM may have an informal placement meeting with faculty to select appropriate core classes, help choose elective courses, and determine level of literature for ensembles. Placement auditions scheduled by appointment. If it is decided that a student does not yet possess the skills to participate in the program, other summer options will be offered. Credit or refund will be issued for any tuition paid.


Piano Students:

All piano students will have a placement audition (dates TBA) so they can be matched appropriately in ensembles. Please note that we make every effort to place everyone appropriately within a wide range of playing levels. If a student's skill level does not match that of other students, the faculty may recommend more suitable options other than Summer Day Music. Pieces will be assigned ahead of time, and students are expected to practice and to prepare the music with their teacher before the program begins.


Voice Students:

Students must be at least 12 years old to take the Voice Core curriculum. Voice electives are open to all ages, though some elective classes may have age restrictions.


Partial Program Enrollment:

Due to the nature of the SummerDayMusic program and curriculum, it is not possible for students to enroll for only a portion of the program schedule, such as half days or one week of the full two week schedule. Every student is an important part of each group, class, or ensemble in which they participate, and daily attendance is crucial to continuity of their musical and educational experience.


Orientation

The first day of the program will begin with a brief orientation meeting for all students. Parents are welcome to stay for the orientation. Building and etiquette rules will be shared, along with information about what to expect each day. School staff and faculty will be introduced so students know who to go to with questions or problems.



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Schedule

8:45-9:00 – Student Check-In

9:00-12:15 – Core Classes:

Students work on their primary instrument in classes and ensembles designed to improve technique and musicianship.

12:15-12:45 – Lunch

12:45-4:00 – Electives:

Classes are 60 minutes in length. Students will choose six electives and be placed in three classes. Faculty may recommend more suitable courses than those selected by students.

4:00-4:15 – Student Check-Out


Student Performances:
Thursday, August 3, 5:00 and 6:30 pm.
Friday, August 4, 5:00 and 6:30 pm.
Students should reserve all these dates and times. Actual performance schedules will be determined and announced during the program.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.



Core Classes

Brass Core

For students of - trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba

  • Brass Ensemble
  • Full Orchestra
  • Instrumental Technique
  • Listening & Repertoire
  • Masterclass - Individual or Mixed Brass

Guitar/Bass Core

Please note – Guitar and electric bass are not included in core curriculum this year. Check out RockIt! for our new option for guitarists and bassists! Some electives classes and ensembles are available for students who play guitar or bass. Acoustic/upright bass players are included in the Strings Core Curriculum for SummerDayMusic.

Harp Core
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Ensemble Technique/Coaching
  • Full Orchestra
  • Instrumental Technique
  • Listening & Repertoire
Percussion Core

For students of - percussion, drum set, mallets

  • Mallet Ensemble
  • Masterclass
  • Percussion Ensemble

Piano Core

All students matched in duets, trios and/or 2 piano ensembles

  • Ensemble Rehearsals
  • Eurhythmics
  • Piano Skills

Strings Core

For students of - violin, viola, cello, bass

  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Full Orchestra
  • Listening & Repertoire
  • Masterclass

Voice Core

For all voice types - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass
Ages - 12+

  • Diction
  • Performance Skills
  • Sight Singing
  • Standard Repertoire
  • Vocal Technique/Health

Winds Core

For students of - flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone

  • Coaching of Individual Pieces
  • Instrumental Technique
  • Full Orchestra
  • Listening & Repertoire
  • Wind/Chamber Ensembles




IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.



Faculty

STRINGS

Tim Terranella, Strings & Orchestra
Angel Hernandez, Violin/Viola
Caroline Reiner-Williams, Cello

VOICE

Susan Bonito, Voice

WINDS

Pei-Chun Lin, Flute
Henry Tervo, Winds

YOGA

Deborah Fleischman



BRASS

Steve Savage, Brass

COMPOSITION

Eric Kamen, Piano, Jazz, Theory
Pei-Chun Lin, Composition

FOLK / IRISH

TBA


GUITAR & JAZZ

Greg Passler, Guitar, Jazz
Joe Pierog, Guitar, Ukulele

HARP

Maria Rindonello-Parker

PERCUSSION

Abe Finch, Percussion

PIANO

Christina Dietrich, Piano

Judit Ernst, Piano
Vladimir Gurin, Piano
Eric Kamen, Piano
Amy Lee, Piano



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Electives

Choose six electives in order of preference and list on registration form. PLEASE NOTE: The ideal age group for each elective class is listed in the description. Please select only those classes in your age range. View PDF



Beginning Instruments

Important Notes: Students will not be placed in more than 2 beginning instrument classes for their elective periods.

African Drumming
Ages 8-11, 12-15

This rousing drumming experience uses native rhythms of Africa, powerful beats, and unique instruments to create exciting music. Students learn about hand drumming, the history of early African music, and how to improvise in an ensemble.

Beginning Cello
Ages 8-11, 12-15

Through exercises and simple songs you’ll learn the basics of cello technique including hand position, bow hold, posture, fingering, intonation, tone production, and more. Also explore the history of this beautiful and very versatile member of the string family.

Beginning Flute
Ages 8-11, 12-15

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of tone production, breath support, hand position, and posture, through simple exercises and fun, familiar melodies.

Beginning Guitar
Ages 8-11, 12-15

Learn the basics of guitar playing - chords, strumming, melodies, and note reading. Play and sing along with popular songs from folk and rock styles.

Beginning Harp
Ages 8-11, 12-15

Learn basic harp techniques, how to read treble and bass clefs at the same time, melodies, chords, and the history behind this entrancing instrument.

Beginning Harp Level 2
Ages 10-15

For students who have had the Beginning Harp elective or have had some experience with harp. Take it to the next level!

Beginning Piano
Ages 8-11, 12-15

While you're learning some simple songs like "Happy Birthday" and the "Star Wars" theme that you can play and use right away, you'll also be learning the basics of playing piano - clef reading, scales, chords, playing by ear, and more.

Beginning Clarinet & Saxophone
Ages 8-12, 13-17

Try one or both instruments! You'll learn basic technique and playing skills, and be able to play a few simple tunes. Plus learn some of the history of these very popular woodwinds and explore the wide variety of music styles in which they’re used.

Beginning Trombone
Ages 9-12, 13-15

Learn the basics of this very popular brass instrument and discover the wide variety of music the trombone can play from early music to jazz. Proper technique is covered through fun exercises and songs.

Beginning Violin
Ages 8-11, 12-15

Learn proper basic technique for creating a good tone, and play simple songs on the violin. Discover the history and evolution of the violin, and the different styles of music for which it is used.

Intro to Singing
Ages 8-11, 12-15

If you can talk, you can sing, so everyone can and should learn to use their voice in a healthy, natural way. Every instrumentalist can benefit from the knowledge you’ll gain about intonation, pitch, intervals, tone quality, and more.

Ukulele
Ages 12-15

An introduction to a simple, fun, and very popular instrument. Learn how to hold and tune your ukulele, then a few basic strum patterns and 3 simple chords will have you playing tunes right away!

Viola for Violinists
Ages 8-11, 12-15

Explore the beautiful, rich sound of the viola, discover how it differs in technique from violin, and learn the viola clef. Find out about the many opportunities available for violists.

Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles
Ages 8-15

Intermediate to advanced students are placed in duos, trios and quartets to learn the skills of collaborative playing: how to follow or lead, and how to listen, balance sound and match musical expression.

Hit Smash!
Ages 8-11, 12-15

In the style of Blue Man Group and Stomp, students learn to create percussion instruments out of everyday objects like buckets, plastic tubes, metal cans, and kitchen utensils. Fun and engaging music, choreography, and teamwork all add up to an exciting performance experience. No percussion experience required.

iPad Ensemble
Ages 12-15

Using the latest technology, students learn to play virtual instruments in an ensemble. New music is created using apps for single or multiple players on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Students also learn audio engineering skills like the pros! Students should provide their own device, but a few loaners will be available.

Irish Sessions
Ages 8-15

Learn to play jigs and reels in the traditional way, by ear, and with the help of printed music. Ensemble open to melody instruments: flute, pennywhistle, and violin

Pop/Rock Ensemble
Ages 12-15

Students perform a variety of pop, rock and American Songbook tunes, creating their own arrangements of classic songs. Participants who have written original songs may also have the chance to play them with the group. For guitar, bass, piano, drums and singers.



Folk Music & Irish Traditional Music

Irish Fiddling
Ages 8-15

Put your violin to a new purpose—playing traditional dance tunes from Ireland. We will learn reels, jigs, barn dances, polkas and slides by ear. For students with at least 2-3 years violin experience.

Irish Sessions
Ages 8-15

Learn to play jigs and reels in the traditional way, by ear, and with the help of printed music. Ensemble open to melody instruments: flute, pennywhistle, and violin.

Irish Traditional and Folk Singing
Ages 8-15

Explore the world of Irish song, taught in the traditional style – by ear. Learn about the history and legacy of Irish music, and build a repertoire of traditional material. Class begins with gentle warm-ups focusing on breathing, tone and flexibility.



Jazz

Beginning Jazz Piano
Ages 12-15

Perfect choice for the classical musician who is curious about jazz piano style. Get the scoop on jazz chords, scales, and rhythms, and reading a chart. Explore your creative side with improvisation. For students with intermediate level piano skills.

Improvisation
Ages 12-15

Get away from the printed page! Create something spontaneously and uniquely your own. Learn to embellish melodies, improvise on chords and scales and more! All instruments welcome.

Jazz Combo I
Ages 12-15

Improve your ensemble playing and learn the essential elements of group improv and swing. For guitar, piano, brass, winds, percussion, violin.

Jazz Combo II
Ages 12-15

For musicians who have had one year of jazz lessons or who have been in a jazz combo before. Learn more advanced jazz theory concepts and apply in a combo rehearsal.



Theory/ Composition

Intro to Composition
Ages 8-15

Basics music theory concepts - chords, scales, rhythm patterns - are reviewed and applied to creating your own musical compositions.

Composition Level 2
Ages 12-15

For students who have already taken the Composition elective, or who have prior experience with composition basics.

Ear Training
Ages 8-11, 12-15

Improve your ear and improve your playing! Learn to identify intervals and chord qualities, and to sing or play melodies by ear. Class includes solfege (do-re-mi) and other aural theory exercises to help you know and understand what you're hearing in music.

Musicianship for Muggles
Ages 8-15

“Solmisatio!”  In these lessons, you will learn the language, the “subtle science and exact art" of music-making. Students will gain a better understanding of pitch, intervals, melodies, harmonies, and listening. Be prepared to broaden your minds and become transformed.

Music in the Movies
Ages 12-15

A listening and analysis class for all instrumentalists. Using musical examples from John Williams' music and other renowned movie score composers students identify motifs, and analyze intervals, changes in timbre and structure. A fun way to learn form and construction of musical compositions.

Rhythm Fundamentals
Ages 8-12

Conducting wands at the ready!  Through tapping and verbal patter, students will learn basic and mixed meters, tempos, pulses, notations, and rhythmic patterns. Students will gain the knowledge to feel and express music without their instruments!


Skills Building
Ages 8-12

Focus in on the building blocks of music and increase your understanding of the essentials. Class will include ear training, sightsinging, and lots of practical exercises to improve your playing, no matter what instrument you play.

Voice

Intro to Singing
Ages 8-11, 12-15

If you can talk, you can sing, so everyone can and should learn to use their voice in a healthy, natural way. Every instrumentalist can benefit from the knowledge you’ll gain about intonation, pitch, intervals, tone quality, and more.


Show Choir
Ages 8-15

Sing, move, and groove to Broadway showstoppers and top-of-the-chart hits, and light up the stage like the star you are! Working as a team you’ll combine your singing with simple dance steps and movement, to interpret a song, express a mood, and create a performance.

Irish Traditional and Folk Singing
Ages 8-15

Explore the world of Irish song, taught in the traditional style – by ear. Learn about the history and legacy of Irish music, and build a repertoire of traditional material. Class begins with gentle warm-ups focusing on breathing, tone and flexibility.

Songs of Musicals
Ages 8-15

Have fun singing top hits of current Broadway musicals like "Matilda", "Hamilton", and "Beautiful", plus your favorite tunes from the classics like "Sound of Music", "West Side Story", and "Lion King". Explore how to bring these songs and characters to life, with good, healthy vocal technique.

Miscellaneous

Adventures in Listening
Ages 8-15

Listen to all types of classical music, from the Renaissance to Modern periods, including jazz, opera and ballet. We will study score reading, conducting and orchestration, learn how a film score is produced, and discover some fun facts about great composers and performers of the past and present.

Conducting and Score Reading
Ages 12-15

What does a conductor do? It's much more than keeping a beat. Learn basic beat patterns, and techniques for directing an ensemble's speed, dynamics and expression. Study a variety of scores and see how the conductor makes music out of these complex musical maps.

The Making of Instruments
Ages 8-15

Ever wondered what the difference is between a harpsichord and piano, or a French horn and English horn? Explore the unique qualities of all kinds of instruments. Video presentations and hands-on exercises will guide students through the process of creating an instrument from start to finish.

Private Lessons
Ages 8-15

Students may take private lessons with the teacher of their choice during the program for an additional charge: $45.25 (30 minutes), $64.75 (45 minutes), $83.50 (60 minutes). Lessons are scheduled after 4:00, not during program hours.

Yoga
Ages 8-15

Body and breath awareness are important skills for a well trained musician. This introduction to Yoga for musicians is the perfect way for you to discover for yourself the benefits of this time-honored body work. Gentle stretches and guided meditation are the perfect way to end a busy day of music-making.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

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