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Chamber Music

The wonderful repertoire, intense listening and close teamwork involved in playing chamber music make it a rewarding pursuit for any musician.  Various instruments are grouped together to form ensembles.

Cello chamber music students also have the opportunity to be invited to join the LCMS Cello Ensemble.
Note: An audition is required for students not studying their chamber music instrument at LCMS.

Class Name

Chamber Music
Piano Ensemble

Day/Time

Thurs 5pm, 6pm
Various

Tuition

$170*/340
$230*/460

*Price reflects 50% discount for LCMS students registered in private lessons.

Duos/Sonatas

This program provides an opportunity for students to develop collaboration and musicianship skills through an exploration of duo and sonata repertoire.

Note: an audition is required for students not studying their chamber music instrument at LCMS.

Class Name

Duo/Sonata

Day/Time

Various

Tuition

$230*/460

*Price reflects 50% discount for LCMS students registered in private lessons.

LCMS Fiddlers

The LCMS Fiddlers meet each Wednesday evening to prepare lively programs for various community events throughout the year. Fiddlers from the community are welcome to join the ensemble and learn Celtic, traditional and western styles of fiddling. Parent volunteers are required to support the activities for the Fiddlers. Auditions may be required to determine placement in the appropriate level.

Class Name

Fiddlers Junior
Fiddlers Intermediate
Fiddlers Senior
Fiddlers Adult

Day/Time

Wed 3:45-4:30pm
Wed 5:45-6:30pm
Wed 4:30-5:15pm
Wed 7:15-8:00pm

Tuition

Included*/$340
Included*/$340
Included*/$340
Included*/$340

*Price reflects 50% discount for LCMS students registered in private lessons.

Flute Ensemble

The Flute Ensemble is designed to provide intermediate and advanced level students enrolled in private lessons at LCMS an opportunity to rehearse and perform a wide variety of chamber repertoire for the flute. Limited enrollment may be available by audition to students not participating in private lessons at LCMS.

Class Name

Flute Ensemble

Day/Time

TBA

Tuition

$170*/340

*Price reflects 50% discount for LCMS students registered in private lessons.

String Ensemble & Orchestras

Students can develop their skills by learning the basics of ensemble music, the discipline of playing in a section and the requirements of following a conductor. Students from string programs outside of the school are welcome to register and are required to audition to determine placement in the appropriate level. Students who are studying symphonic Woodwind and Brass instruments at advanced & senior levels may audition for orchestra.

Class Name

Read & Play
String Ensemble
Concert Orchestra

Day/Time

Thurs 3:45-4:30pm
Wed 6:45-8:00pm
Thurs 7-8:30pm

Tuition

Included*/$340
Included*/$340
Included*/$340

*Included enrichment class for students in LCMS String Program.

Violin Technique Classes

 

Pre-requisite: Suzuki Book 5+ or RCM 6+, good shifting mechanics and the ability to play 2-octave scales in all keys (major and relative minor).

Violin Technique

Students develop technique and prepare works for LCMS and community performances. The class will cover the circle of keys, Flesch sequence of scales, arpeggios, inversions, diminished, dominant sevenths, chromatics, scales in 3rds/ 6ths/8ves, harmonics, left hand pizzicato, plus advanced bowing styles and rhythmic patterns.

Class Name

Violin Technique

Day/Time

Thurs 6-6:45pm

Tuition

Included*/$340

*Included enrichment class for students registered in LCMS String Program.

Cellotastic

For Suzuki Books 1-3 & RCM Levels 1-2

Students build group playing skills and develop their technique. The group also prepares works for performance at LCMS concerts.

Class Name

Cellotastic

Day/Time

Wed 3:45

Tuition

Included*/$340

*Included enrichment class for students registered in LCMS String Program.

Suzuki Violin Performance Groups

Suzuki violin students participate in weekly performance classes at their level.  The Level 3+ group incorporates violin technique in preparation for RCM exams.

Class Name

Violin Performance 1
Violin Performance 2
Violin Performance 3
Violin Performance 4

Day/Time

Wed 3:45pm
Wed 3:45pm
Wed 4:45pm
Wed 4:45pm

Tuition

Included*/$340
Included*/$340
Included*/$340
Included*/$340

*Included enrichment class for students in LCMS String Program.

Choral Singing – Beginner

School Grades 2-4
The beginner class introduces children to the art of choral group singing. Students experience and practice matching pitch, breath, diction, posture, tone and musical expression. Students work through warm-ups (vocal and physical), singing games, partner songs, and canons, with the goal of producing a pleasing choral tone. Most repertoire studied in this class is in unison, with the introduction of partner songs. Along with these topics, reading choral music from the score will also be introduced. Students perform at LCMS Winter and Spring events.  Note: Class runs from 4:15-5pm, and there is a 15 minute overlap with Choral Singing 2.

Class Name

Choral Singing Beginner

Day/Time

Tues 4:15pm

Tuition

Included*/Registration fee only

*No additional cost for LCMS students registered in private lessons.

Choral Singing – Part 2

School Grade 5 and up
Part 2 extends student experiences of matching pitch, breath, diction, posture, tone, and musical expression. Students work through more warm-ups (vocal and physical), singing games, partner songs, and canons, with the goal of producing a pleasing choral singing tone. Graduating from unison to 2-part music may be added, along with further experience with reading choral music from a score. Students perform at LCMS Winter and Spring events. Note: class runs from  4:45-5:45pm, and there is a 15 minute overlap with Beginner Choral Singing.

Class Name

Choral Singing 2

Day/Time

Tues 4:45pm

Tuition

Included*/Registration fee only

*No additional cost for LCMS students registered in private lessons.

Jazz Ensemble

Students are coached by a group of expert faculty and invited to rehearse on a regular basis. The ensembles are also provided 
performance opportunities throughout the year. Rehearsals start at the end of September.

Class Name

Jazz Ensemble

Day/Time

Mon 7:30pm

Tuition

$170*/340

*Price reflects 50% discount for LCMS students registered in private lessons.

Harp Ensemble

This course is for students interested in exploring harp ensemble repertoire and developing their ensemble musicianship skills. The group meets twice per month throughout the year. An audition may be required.

Class Name

Harp Ensemble

Day/Time

Thurs 4:30-5:30pm

Sessions

20

Tuition

$170*/340

List of Instruments

Acoustic Guitar • Bass Guitar
Electric Guitar • Flute
Oboe • Clarinet • Recorder
Saxophone • Trumpet
Trombone • Drums
Percussion • Piano
Harp • Voice
Theory • Composition
Violin • Viola
Cello • String Bass