Youth Conservatory

Musicianship Class Schedule 2014-2015

The first week of classes is September 3-6, Monday classes will meet for the first time on September 9th.   

 

 

  

4:05-5:00pm

 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Room 216

Beg Group Piano

 

Room 216 

Room 216 

Room 216

Beg Group Piano

 

Room 218

 

Room 218

 

Room 218

 

Room 218

Spirito

 

 

Room 220

Room 220

Energico

 

Room 220

Con Moto

 

Room 220

Brillante

 

Room 222

CCC

 

Room 222

 

Room 222

CCC

 

Room 222

 

 Young

Musicians

(4:15-5:00)

 

 

 

5:05-6:00pm

 

MONDAY

        TUESDAY            WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Room 218

Accelerando

 

Room 218

Con Fuoco

 

Room 218

Con Brio

 

 Room 218

Stretto

 

Room 220

Brillante

Room 220

Advanced

Musicianship

Room 220

Spirito

Room 220

Animato

Room 222

CCC

 

Room 222

Musical Beginnings

(5:15-6:00)

Room 222

CCC

 

Room 222

 

 

Musical Beginnings (ages 6 months – 2 ½ years)

Meets Tuesdays, 5:15-6pm, FA 222

Designed for parents/caregivers and their babies/toddlers to take together, these weekly classes teach ways to play musically with your children and develop their sense of beat, movement, and pitch, preparing them for musical success later in life. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments. 

 

Young Musicians  (ages 3-5)

Meets Thursdays, 4:15-5:00 pm, FA 222

The YC offers the youngest musicians a weekly 45-minute class with children and their parents that serves as a fun and age-appropriate introduction to the mechanics of music.  Areas of focus include singing, rhythm, and motion.

 

Beginning Group Piano

(ages 5-7) 

Meets Mondays, 4:05-5:00 pm, FA 216 or

 

Early elementary students can often benefit by learning piano in groups. Using an innovative curriculum called Piano Made Fun For the Young, students integrate singing and playing while they learn beginning concepts at the piano. It is recommended that students have a piano to practice at home.  This class may be taken in place of or in addition to private piano lessons.

 

Level A  Brillante (grades 1-2) 

Meets Mondays, 5:05-6:00 pm, FA 218 or Wednesdays, 4:05-5:00 pm, FA 220 

The Brillante course is geared toward the young elementary student who is just learning beginning note and rhythm reading skills. Concepts taught in Brillante include the music alphabet, the grand staff, note values, notes on the staff (including ledger line notes), time signatures, beginning pentascales (5-finger patterns), music signs and terms, ear-training and Mozart.

 

 

 

 

 

Level A  Animato (grades 3-5)

Meets Thursdays, 5:05-6:00 pm, FA 218 

The Animato course covers the same concepts as Brillante, but in a way that is geared towards the average age beginner. Some students who have  taken Brillante will benefit from a review in the Animato class.    

 

Levels AB  Accelerando 1      (grades 6-12) 

Meets Mondays, 4:05-5:00 pm, FA 220

The Accelerando 1 course moves quickly and covers the concepts presented in both levels A and B. The activities are geared towards the teenage beginner with little or no theory background. This class also serves as a great review for those who are a little rusty in their theory.

 

Level B  Energico* (grades 1-2) 

Meets Tuesdays, 4:05-5:00 pm, FA 218

The Energico course teaches second-year theory for the young elementary student. It reinforces first-year theory concepts and adds new concepts that reinforce the skills that are being taught in the student’s private lessons. *Requires a pre-requisite of level A theory or equivalent testing.

 

Level B  Spirito* (grades 3-5) 

Meets Mondays, 4:05-5:00 pm, FA 218

The Spirito course teaches second-year theory for the older elementary students. This level is appropriate for students who have completed either Brillante or Animato and are ready to move on to more challenging concepts. Spirito covers major and minor pentascale patterns and chords, intervals, more challenging rhythms, music signs and terms, ear-training and an introduction to Beethoven.

*Requires a pre-requisite of level A theory or equivalent testing.

 

Level C Con Moto* (grades 4-7)  

Meets Wednesdays 4:05-5:00 pm, FA 220    

The Con Moto course continues building upon fundamental theory concepts, while adding new ones including time signatures, major and perfect intervals, key signatures, major scales, triads, phrase structure, music analysis, music signs and terms, ear-training and an introduction to Bach.  

*Requires a pre-requisite of level B theory or equivalent testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level D Con Brio* (grades 5-8) 

Meets Wednesdays, 5:05-6:00 pm, FA 218

The Con Brio course introduces simple and compound meters, the circle of fifths, more difficult rhythms, primary triads and inversions, themes, motives, phrases, two and three-part form, the 12-bar blues, music terms and analysis, ear-training and an introduction to Franz Joseph Haydn.   

*Requires a pre-requisite of level C theory or equivalent testing.

 

Level E Con Fuoco (grades 5-8) 

Meets Tuesdays, 5:05-6:00 pm, FA 218

The Con Fuoco course continues a focus in simple and compound rhythmic analysis, all major scales and circle of fifths, and Roman numeral analysis.  Students begin a focus on analyzing cadences and simple forms in music, and receive a broad overview of classical music history.

*Requires a pre-requisite of level D theory or equivalent testing.

 

Level F Stretto* (grades 7-10) 

Meets Mondays, 5:05-6:00 pm, FA 218

The Stretto course teaches intermediate concepts such as harmonic minor scales and key signatures, augmented triads, seventh chords, figured bass and Baroque styles and ornamentation.   

*Requires a pre-requisite of level E theory or equivalent testing.

 

Advanced Musicianship*          (grades 9-12)

Meets Mondays, 5:05-6:00 pm, FA 220

This course prepares high school-aged students in a variety of advanced musicianship concepts, including theory, aural skills, keyboard technique, and performance practice.  Regular master classes and performance experience are fundamental parts of this challenging class.

*Requires a pre-requisite of level E theory or equivalent testing.