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A Brief History of Music (Virtual Offering)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS Piano Department Head Arthur Kane for a virtual history tour through the evolution of music. Participants will listen to and discuss various styles and eras of music, with emphasis on the Baroque era. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, music theory, and small group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Adult Music Theory Level 2 - Virtual Offering - Winter/Spring 2021

Where: Off-Campus
This course will continue to build upon the foundational skills introduced in Adult Music Theory Level 1. Sessions will be taught via Zoom on Saturdays from 4pm to 5pm.

Beginning Chamber Orchestra - UC Winter/Spring 2021 Hybrid

Where: University Circle, Off-Campus
Beginning Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble experience designed for beginner string players (violin, viola, cello, bass). Students will have the opportunity to learn basic note reading and ensemble playing skills. The winter/spring semester of Beginning Chamber Orchestra will be a blended approach starting with online Zoom sessions: the first two meeting dates will be Zoom sessions, then the third meeting date will be an in-person rehearsal at The Music Settlement. This pattern will follow for the rest of the 15 week semester. Director Derek Snyder will provide a detailed schedule. Participants you were enrolled in the previous semester will be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Beginning Music Theory - S1

Where: Off-Campus
Let's learn how music works! No matter your interests, music theory will help deepen your understanding and appreciation of any genre of music. Students will develop basic note-reading skills, count rhythms, and decipher chords, scales, and key signatures. No prior music knowledge is required.

Beginning Music Theory - S2

Where: Off-Campus
Let's learn how music works! No matter your interests, music theory will help deepen your understanding and appreciation of any genre of music. Students will develop basic note-reading skills, count rhythms, and decipher chords, scales, and key signatures. No prior music knowledge is required.

Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra - UC Winter/Spring 2021 Virtual

Where: University Circle, Off-Campus
Continuing from the fall 2020 semester, the beginning of the winter/spring 2021 semester of Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra (CPYO) will remain remote. Resuming in-person rehearsals will be considered when it is safe to do so and in the best interest of the faculty and students. While still remote, Mr. Topilow will continue to offer 30-minute one on one coaching sessions to CPYO students who would like to continue, and add anyone in CPYO who would like to begin now. At the point that CPYO does resume in-person sessions, any students who have not been participating in the one on one virtual sessions may return to the in person rehearsals at a pro-rated tuition based on the number of sessions remaining in the winter/spring semester. About CPYO: In partnership with the renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, this ensemble nurtures and trains young musicians to reach their full artistic potential. Under the baton of Carl Topilow, students will explore the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, and light classics For audition information, please contact Brianna Ferris at bferris@clevelandpops.com or call 216-765-7677.

Flautrageous & Champagne Flutes - Spring 2021 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS flute instructors Jane Berkner and Linda White as they lead an online forum for intermediate and advanced flutists. Through online sessions, participants will receive instruction and fine tuning of both flute-playing and performance skills. Sessions will consist of warm-ups, lectures, demonstrations, lively discussions, and occasional interviews with guest flutists and other musicians. This course will also cover a limited range of repertoire, including play-along sessions.

Group Music Arranging (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Have you ever wanted to take a piece of music and make it your own, giving it your own creative spin? Maybe you have wanted to add new chords to a melody or make a piece of music work for different instruments? Learn the basics of music arranging! This online course introduces the music theory behind arranging, harmonizing, and orchestration. We will learn about counterpoint, primary chords, chord progressions, instrument transpositions and their ranges, and more! Throughout the course, we will have arranging exercises and weekly assignments outside of class. We will even arrange a piece of music of our choice! Ages 15 and up - adults welcome Skill level: intermediate with some music theory experience

Intro to Music Lessons (VIRTUAL) - Winter/Spring 2021

Where: Off-Campus
Do you have a young one interested in music lessons but aren't sure where to start? Then this class is for you! This 9-week online class creates a relaxed environment where students receive exposure to a variety of instruments including percussion, keyboard, brass, winds, and strings. This class is designed to help families decide what instruments their children are most interested in for musical study, and will also prepare students to enter private or small group instruction. New students who complete this course will receive a certificate for 10% off of private lessons during our regular school year.

J@MS Program & Ensemble - Winter/Spring 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Where: Off-Campus
Program tuition: $470 Our longstanding immersive jazz studies program will remain online for the 2021 winter/spring second semester. Study and play one of America’s most important original art forms from the comfort of your own home, in small and medium sized Zoom sessions on Saturday mornings. Students will experience a curriculum each day that includes 40-minute modules in jazz combo, jazz theory, rhythm section styles, piano class, horn section styles, and rhythmic studies. J@MS faculty includes prominent NE Ohio, and national jazz musicians and educators. Students must have the following technological capabilities: - A laptop, tablet, or desktop that has a reliable internet connection (ethernet connection recommended) - Access to the video platform Zoom (J@MS faculty will specify if other platforms are necessary prior to the semester) - Earbuds or headphones (Bluetooth recommended) - USB microphone (if accessible) Prerequisite: New student placement audition required. To schedule please contact Ken LeeGrand at KLeeGrand@TheMusicSettlement.org. (Depending on student's skill level, exceptions to the 12 year minimum age limit are possible pending audition.)

Junior Chamber Orchestra - UC Winter/Spring 2021 Hybrid

Where: University Circle, Off-Campus
This ensemble is designed for younger string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) who may be musically advanced for their age. Junior Chamber Orchestra prepares younger musicians for full participation in our Arcos Chamber Ensemble through instruction in ensemble playing and musicality. The winter/spring semester of Junior Chamber Orchestra will be a blended approach starting with online Zoom sessions: the first two meeting dates will be Zoom sessions, then the third meeting date will be an in-person rehearsal at The Music Settlement. This pattern will follow for the rest of the 15 week semester. Director, Derek Snyder (DSynder@themusicsettlement.org) will provide further schedule details. Participants that were enrolled in the fall semester will be automatically enrolled in the second semester.

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - Spring 2021 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS flute instructor Jane Berkner for an engaging online forum for continuing beginner and intermediate flutists. Through online sessions, participants will receive instruction and fine tuning of both flute-playing and performance skills. Each session will include play-along opportunities, with content designed around the music of the day.

Music as a Second Language - S2 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Do you speak music? Join TMS Piano Department Head Arthur Kane as he explores the concept of Music as a Second Language. Participants will compare spoken languages with the language of music, exploring form and style, as well as grammar and structure. Learn how musical notation relates to the grammar of a written sentence, and the differences that can be found in different forms of literature. Explore different historical eras (e.g., Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) and the influence they had on both the written word and music. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, music theory, and small group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Virtual Music Lessons

Where: Off-Campus
Private music instruction in all instruments, voice, music theory, and composition -- all from the comfort of your own home.

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