We offer group lessons for the following:
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone
French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone
Percussion, Piano, Harp, Guitar, Voice
We have 4 orchestras at various levels. Evaluations are conducted to place students in the proper orchestra.
Beginning Orchestra - This orchestra is designated for musicians without any previous orchestra experience. Minimal music experience is required. Students should be able to read and play the first few notes on their instrument.
Intermediate Orchestra - This orchestra is designated for musicians with some previous orchestra experience or with higher musical skills. The literature performed is more challenging than music for Beginning Orchestra and requires more musical background and skills.
Advanced Orchestra - This orchestra is designated for musicians with higher musical skills and significant orchestra experience. The literature performed is challenging and requires an advance level of proficiency.
Youth Symphony West - This is our most advanced orchestra. It is designated for advanced level musicians who have orchestra experience. The literature is drawn from standard orchestral literature, as would be played by major symphony orchestras. Youth Symphony West has many performance opportunities in addition to the Saturday Conservatory quarterly concerts.
We have two string ensembles, Intermediate and Advanced. Intermediate String Ensemble is made up of members of the Advanced Orchestra while Advanced String Ensemble is comprised of Youth Symphony Orchestra members.
We also have two choirs, Children's Choir and SCM Choir. Young beginners who are not yet ready for orchestra are encouraged to join Children's Choir for its group experience. Members of SCM Choir are vocalists, instrumentalists, or both.
We offer three levels of theory classes. Beginning students progress from Theory 1 to Theory 3. Our experienced students are tested and placed into the appropriate level class. These classes are designed to help students improve their ability to read and interpret musical symbols, play rhythmic patterns, sight sing, read and hear and remember melodies and chords. Each student is tested before they advance to the next class to ensure class material is understood. This is included for students who are enrolled in the full program.
BASIC CLASS SCHEDULE
• a lesson class
• a group class in orchestra or choir
• a theory class
• It is mandatory for each student to have an instrument(s) to practice on
• Each student must bring their instrument(s) to class
• Attendance is mandatory
• Missed classes will result in being dropped from the class
• Practice is mandatory – 20 to 30 minutes per day per instrument is the minimum
• Unruly or destructive behavior will result in removal from the program without refund
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