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Summer 2011

Music changes lives, and we’re here to help you and your family find and nurture your musical gifts. CMF & RMCMA is committed to providing high quality music education experiences for people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and financial circumstances. It’s never too early–or too late–to make music!

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES MEET MARK O’CONNOR: FIDDLER, COMPOSER, AND VIOLIN VIRTUOSO - $10 All Ages, and musicians, bring your stringed instruments! Chautauqua Community House | July 13 | 11am-12:30pm Grammy ® winning composer and violin/fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor will discuss and demonstrate his American style of string playing, improvisation, and the process of composition. Sure to both educate and entertain, young musicians particularly will benefit from his warm and engaging interaction with his audiences. Observers welcome, and appropriate for elementary through adult musicians, with some group playing possible.

STREET DRUM CORPS PRESENTS BANG! - $10 All Ages, great for teens | RMCMA, Lafayette July 19 | 11am-12:30pm Join LA’s renowned Street Drum Corps for a high-energy, interactive, educational street drumming experience! Using found objects ranging from trash cans to vehicle parts, this workshop will inspire and engage audience members as they’re guided through the creative process of making music. Then come and see this amazing ensemble perform at Chautauqua at 7:30pm. (Workshop participants will receive a 25% discount on concert tickets).

IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH TIME 4 THREE - $10 Ages 15 and up, and bring your instruments! Chautauqua Community House | August 1 | 11am-12:30pm Join the passionate and engaging members of Time for Three as they demonstrate techniques for successful improvisation, and invite participants to join them in experimenting with them using well known tunes. Observers also welcome!

A CONVERSATION WITH TIME 4 THREE - FREE Ages 18+ | Chautauqua Community House | August 1 | 4-5:30pm This casual gathering includes refreshments and informal conversation with the artists from Time for Three, whose members–Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass–carry a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging, all prime elements of the ensemble’s playing.

Join us on Sunday, July 10 for a Community Play-in with Maestro Michael Christie! See page 6 for details.

For details & online registration visit: goto/summer_education

“We love, love, love this class. My daughter comes out of her shell when she’s here, and when music is playing at home. It’s our favorite class all week!” – Music Together parent

EARLY CHILDHOOD All children are naturally musical! We have a range of offerings for the earliest beginners through age 6. While your child is having fun singing, listening, moving, and playing rhythm instruments, he/she is also developing an understanding of specific musical concepts such as high/low, fast/slow, soft/loud, steady beat, and beginning pitch matching, as well as valuable social and concentration skills. Now’s the time to give your child the best musical beginning!

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Ages 4 & up, fun for the whole family! | Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder Saturday, June 25 & Monday June 27, 10am | Tickets just $8 / $7 for groups of ten or more This semi-staged concert for families features selections from Beethoven’s greatest compositions, including Symphony No. 5. Introduce the young people in your life to one of the greatest composers in the history of music. After each concert, join us on the lawn for a Music Fair where kids meet costumed characters, try the instrument petting zoo, enjoy face painting, balloon tying, snacks and more!

FAMILY FUN CONCERTS Ages 4-7 | Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder | Fridays at 2pm | $5/GA Family Fun Concerts give younger children a chance to meet different sections of the orchestra each week, as small ensembles perform short, informal 45-minute musical programs. Meet the musicians and their instruments following each performance. (Free for children enrolled in Meet the Instruments.) July 1: WOODWINDS: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship Members of the woodwind section tell a musical story with an eccentric and magical cast of characters.

July 15: BRASS: Ballet & Brass Ballet Nouveau student dancers join members of the brass section to perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and other dance music.

July 29: STRINGS: Story Time with Strings Get to know the string sections of the orchestra and explore how they can tell stories through music.

Make music with us this summer! We have something for everyone— programs for all ages, abilities, and musical styles. Grab a friend or family member and join in the fun!

“We are fortunate to have such a nurturing environment for musical arts in our community.” – Chris Berry, Former Mayor of Lafayette, and parent of two current RMCMA students

EARLY CHILDHOOD (continued) MUSIC TOGETHER Birth to 5 years (w/parent or caregiver) | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 Research-based, nationally-certified program includes songs, movement and rhythm instrument play. Six 45-minute classes, two per week; Tues. & Thurs. 9am or 10am Therese Cooper, instructor | Tuition: $100 ($60 for siblings)

MEET THE INSTRUMENTS Ages 4-6 (w/parent or caregiver) | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 12, 14, 19, 21 Hands-on introduction to brass, percussion, woodwinds & strings. Four 45-minute classes, two per week; Tues. & Thurs. 1pm Tuition: $50, includes a ticket to all 3 Family Fun concerts at Chautauqua

SUZUKI PIANO, VIOLIN, FLUTE, GUITAR OR CELLO Ages 3-6 (w/parent or caregiver) | RMCMA, Lafayette Individual lessons and group classes June 20-July 30 (no lessons July 4) | Varied days, times, instructors, & tuition

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL At this age, children begin to discern and appreciate higher level musical concepts, such as dissonance, and rhythmic and melodic memory improves. This is a great time to jump into participatory classes like Classically Kids, and also the time when most children land on a favorite musical instrument for individual study. We have some special offerings for singers as well!

C’S JAZZ IN SUMMER RMCMA, Lafayette | Beginning jazz band & improv for most winds, strings, and piano. June 20 through July 7; performance July 7, 7pm | 50-minute classes; varied times | 10am-3pm Steve Christopher, instructor | Tuition: $195/jazz band; $220/improv; $380 for both

KIDS ON STAGE For singers ages 8-12 | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 11-15; 9am-12:30pm, performance last day of class. | Faye Nepon and Rachel Fetler, instructors | Tuition: $185 From classic musicals like Annie and The Sound of Music to operas like Hansel and Gretel , learn fun music written for kid performers! Emphasis on small scenes and collaborative work to create a revue.

MEET THE INSTRUMENTS Ages 7-9 | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 12, 14, 19, 21 Hands-on introduction to brass, percussion, woodwinds & strings Four 45-minute classes; two per week | Tues. & Thurs. 2pm | Tuition: $50

INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP LESSONS RMCMA, Lafayette | Woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percussion, voice, theory & composition June 20-July 30 (no lessons July 4) | Varied days, times, instructors, & tuition

CLASSICALLY KIDS Ages 7-9 and 9-11 | Chautauqua Community House, Boulder | Wednesdays, 2-4pm $12 each/3 or more $10 each (includes youth concert ticket + 50% discount for one adult) Classically Kids is a fun, interactive workshop series designed to introduce kids to the excitement of live classical music. Facilitated by two BVSD general music specialists, each workshop provides kids an opportunity to meet CMF’s guest artists, visit an orchestra rehearsal, learn key information about the music CMF performs, and attend a concert at Chautauqua! June 29: Made in America Learn about music that’s uniquely American. Meet a young American composer and a living jazz legend and explore the roots of American classical music. July 6: Inner Journeys: Music and Emotion How do composers use music to express their deepest and most powerful feelings? Worldfamous soprano Jessica Rivera will sing and talk about some of her favorite riveting music. July 13: String Sensations Celebrate CMF’s Violin Virtuoso week with Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud, and get up close and personal with a violin! July 20: Call of the Wild: Music and Dance Music and dance have been connected for centuries. Work with a ballet dancers to find out how composer Igor Stravinsky forever altered that relationship with his riotous Rite of Spring. July 27: Stories in Song Composers the world over use music to tell stories. Learn how Kelly O’Connor uses her rich voice to convey the exotic music of Ravel, and find out the story behind Mahler’s “Tragic” Symphony. August 3: Simply Fantastic - Times Three! Learn about Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony and then meet three fantastic musicians from the trio, Time for Three. Be surprised by what you’ll experience!

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL Kids are now naturally developing finer technical and musical skills in their individual study, as well as creative skills such as improvisation and composition, and collaborative skills for playing in small group ensembles. This is the time to let the inner star shine!

JUMP START TO MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND Rising 6th graders | RMCMA, Lafayette | Week of July 25 | Build on skills learned in 5th grade beginning band! | Woodwinds & percussion, Mon.-Thurs.10-11am | Brass, Mon.-Thurs. 11:15-12:15pm Fri., July 29: 12:30-2:00pm all instruments, followed by an ice cream party and performance at 3pm | Jennifer Dunn, instructor | Tuition: $60

C’S JAZZ IN SUMMER RMCMA, Lafayette | Beginning, intermediate or advanced jazz band & improv for most winds, strings, and piano. | Mon.-Thurs. June 20-23; 27-30; and July 5 -7; performance July 7, 7pm 50-min. classes; varied times 10am-3pm | Steve Christopher, instructor | Tuition: $195/jazz band; $220/improv; $380 for both

BAD GIRLS AND VILLAINS For singers ages 13-18 | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 18-22; Mon.-Fri., 9am-12:30pm; performance July 22. Study some of the funniest roles on the musical stage; these characters may not be the leads, but they get the best lines! Explore how those roles with a bit of trouble in their lives can make a show come alive! | Faye Nepon and Rachel Fetler, instructors | Tuition: $185

LEARN HOW TO JAM: BLUEGRASS STYLE! Middle school thru adults | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 22-July 27; Wednesdays 7-8pm This is an introduction to the world of jamming, offered by Annie Savage, who has over 25 years of jamming experience. Learn standard jam tunes, follow chords, improvise, and communicate with others in a real jam during the final class! Participants need at least one year of playing experience on any of these instruments: fiddle/violin, bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo or viola. | $60

WORKSHOP: FIDDLIN’ FOR CLASSICAL VIOLINISTS Middle school thru adults | RMCMA, Lafayette | Thurs., July 21, 7-9pm Are you a classically-trained violinist with an interest in learning more about improvisation and playing by ear? This workshop introduces three standard jam tunes from the bluegrass, Celtic and blues traditions and offers some insight into the bowing styles and ornamentations that accompany these fiddling traditions. Participants need at least one year of playing experience. Annie Savage, instructor | $15

INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP LESSONS OR ENSEMBLES RMCMA, Lafayette | Woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percussion, voice, theory and composition; all styles and levels. Or make music with others of similar ability in duets, trios or quartets! June 20-July 30 (no lessons July 4) | Varied days, times, instructors, & tuition

For details & online registration visit: summer_education

HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULT You know you want to... and it’s never too late! Please join us for a wide range of individual and group opportunities, including musical theater fun, a collaborative course with the CU-Boulder College of Music, and FREE talks before CMF concerts to help you drink in the sumptuous sound of the CMF orchestra!

TALKS UNDER THE TENT - FREE CMF Tent, on the north side of Chautauqua Auditorium | Sunday and Thursday evenings, 6:30pm Informative and entertaining pre-concert lectures designed to enhance your concert experience. Visit for the full schedule.

BELL’ A’ CAPPELLA WOMEN’S VOCAL ENSEMBLE RMCMA, Lafayette | July 7-28; Thursdays, 7-8:30pm Explore repertoire of all styles, with emphasis on ear training and vocal technique. Faye Nepon, director | Tuition: $50

BROADWAY BOOMERS RMCMA, Lafayette | July 9-30; Saturdays, 10am-12:30pm Explore great musical theater, honing individual and team skills. Open showcase at final class. Faye Nepon, director | Tuition: $100

APPRECIATION OF MUSIC Imig Music C-199 at CU-Boulder, & Chautauqua Park | July 5 - Aug. 5, Tues.-Thurs. 11am-1pm Develop a broad understanding of Western music through music history, theory, and performance practice. Corresponds with CMF’s concerts, and will include “behind the scenes” interactions with performers. Attendance at some CMF concerts and rehearsals will be required. [MUEL 1832, 3 credits, Section 200, Session B] | Juliana Madrone and Sienna Wood, instructors Note: Tuition information and registration for this class is through CU-Boulder Continuing Education. To registers call 303.492.3963 or email ssdean @

COMMUNITY PLAY-IN WITH MAESTRO MICHAEL CHRISTIE - FREE Amateur, pre-professional, and professional musicians ages 15 to 95 Chautauqua Auditorium | July 10 | 4-6pm Join CMF Music Director Michael Christie on stage at Chautauqua Auditorium for an informal rehearsal/performance of well-known orchestral favorites. Music will be posted online for easy access. Dust off your instrument, join in the fun, and invite your family and friends to listen! Registration required.

MUSIC IS MOVEMENT: A BALANCED APPROACH - $15 Ages 15 and up | Chautauqua Community House, Climbers Club | July 13 | 1:30-3:30pm Dr. Bonnie Draina leads musicians in an exploration of the role body maps play in musical performance; this experiential workshop will focus on skeletal balance, and creating a better understanding of body movement in music-making.

MUSIC IS MOVEMENT: THE BREATHING BODY - $15 Ages 15 and up | Chautauqua Community House, Climbers Club | August 1 | 1:30-3:30pm Dr. Bonnie Draina leads musicians in this experiential workshop focused on the structures and movement of breathing. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the relationship between respiration and inspiration.

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