Tanner 2021-2022 Annual Session begins:
August 23, 2021
(Winter break: December 5, 2021 -January 2, 2022)
This fall we will be offering a new class for junior high and high school aged musicians. The In Accord Music Ensemble will meet once a week throughout the semester, and will perform live as accompaniment for the In Accord dance show in January. Students will have the opportunity to learn music in a variety of genres beyond the binary classical or jazz options available at most schools. In addition to learning repertoire, students will learn compositional techniques, and will help compose a piece for a dance, in collaboration with the choreographer. All instruments are welcome to audition (acoustic and electric), and once placed, ensemble members will assist in arranging and orchestrating performance pieces to fit the instrumentation of the ensemble. Some pieces may be arranged for the whole ensemble, while others may be arranged for solo, duo, trio, or any other combination of available instruments. Besides being a great performance opportunity, this class will also give students a chance to refine their skills as composers, arrangers, and orchestrators, deepen their knowledge of music theory, and practice working creatively with their peers.
**You will receive your audition music through email within a week. Please keep an eye on your inbox and contact our office if you don't receive this email after a week has passed.**
Music Ensemble (VTME-21/22)
FALL: Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 PM
SPRING: TBD 4:30 - 6:00 PM
*Installment payments available if admitted into the class after the audition.
These drumming classes, taught by Wachira Waigwa-Stone, are designed for beginning to intermediate level, junior high and high school age drummers. Students will learn fundamental technique and basic rudiments (the syllables that are used to form the words and phrases of the drumming language), as well as explore rhythmic patterns, call and response, reading, and improvisation. Drills and exercises will be done each class with a practice pad and sticks, and then students will learn musical phrases, as well as create their own two or three-part layered rhythms using re-purposed and found objects such as buckets, pot, and pans.
Students will be expected to practice an hour a day throughout the week, in preparation for the following week’s class. A packet of take-home exercises will be provided.
Intro to Drumming (VTDR1-21/22): Junior High + High School
Tuesdays from 4:30 - 5:45 PM
January 25, 2022 - April 19, 2022
No class on March 22, 2022
*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments.