Summer 2012 Music Camps, classes, workshops and concerts for all ages, abilities, and musical styles!
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Make music with us this summer! We have something for everyoneâ€”programs for all ages, abilities, and musical styles. Grab a friend or family member and join in the fun!
Tuition assistance available.
MUSIC CAMPS SUZUKI GUITAR CAMP
Ages: 5-7, no experience necessary | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 18-22 | M-F | 9am-12pm Based on the principles of Suzuki music education, students will learn how to play the guitar by ear. The final day of camp will feature a concert for family and friends. Instruments are provided for use in class. Instructors: Rick Pruitt & Ruth Curther | Tuition: $200
Câ€™S JAZZ IN SUMMER - JAZZ BAND & IMPROVISATION Beginning Band - Ages: Elementary/Middle School, 1 year playing experience | M-Th | 12-12:50 pm
Intermediate/Advanced Band - Ages: Middle/High School, with 2+ years ensemble experience | M-Th | 1-1:50 pm RMCMA, Lafayette | June 18-21, 25-28 July 2, 3, 5 Beginning, intermediate or advanced jazz band & improv for most winds, strings, guitar and piano. Includes a special coaching session with Chris Brubeck of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet on July 2. Performance for family and friends on July 5th at 7pm. Instructor: Steve Christopher | Tuition: $150
MEET THE INSTRUMENTS CAMP
Ages: 4-6 & 7-9 | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 25-28 | M-Th | 9am-12pm Campers will learn about brass, percussion, woodwind & stringed instruments through exciting hands-on activities. We will also explore the connection between music and visual art through creative play. Each day will include a short performance of each of the featured instruments by visiting guest faculty. A hands-on art project and an interactive drum class will round out the week. Coordinator: James Cline | Tuition: $150 (includes a ticket to all 3 Family Fun concerts at Chautauqua)
STRINGS CAMP - CARIBBEAN STYLE
Ages: 6-12, no experience necessary | RMCMA, Lafayette July 9-13 | M-F | 9am-1pm Along with the study of the Suzuki and traditional string repertoire, we will celebrate the rich culture and music of the Caribbean. Geared for students who play violin, viola and cello. The camp will include morning dance, art, music classes and fun lunchtime activities at noon. Friends and family concert on Friday. Instructors: Nancy McNeill, Kat Fritz, Danny Schade, Jane Whittlesey from pARTiculars, and others | Tuition: $235
STRINGS CAMP - FOR YOUNGER PLAYERS
Ages: 3-5 (with parent or caregiver) no experience necessary RMCMA, Lafayette | July 9-13 | M-F | 11am-1pm Specially designed camp for younger players. Sing, dance, explore rhythm and pitch... and play the violin! Developmentally appropriate activities provide a solid foundation for budding musicians. At noon, we will join the “big kids” camp for fun lunchtime activities. Violin and materials included. Instructors: Nancy McNeill & Kat Fritz | Tuition: $100
RMCMA GOES TO BROADWAY
Ages: 8-17 | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 9-13 | M-F, 1:30-4:30pm This week-long camp will give young performers a chance to explore a wide variety of scenes from the musical stage. Students will get to experience the excitement of vocal performance and learn the basics of performing on stage. Friends and family concert on Friday evening. Instructors: Faye Nepon & Rachel Fetler | Tuition: $170
JUMP START TO MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND
Ages: Rising 6th graders | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 23-27 M-Th | 10-11am - woodwinds & percussion; 11:15-12:15pm - brass; Friday | 11am-12:30pm - all instruments; 2pm - concert/celebration Campers spend a week honing musical skills for the transition from Elementary to Middle School band. We meet Monday through Thursday in sections to build on the skills learned in 5th grade. On Friday we join together for a full band rehearsal and concert for family and friends. Ice cream social included! Instructor: Jennifer Dunn | Tuition: $60
PRINCESS MUSIC TALES
Ages: 5-8 | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 16-19 | M-Th | 9-11am Your little princess will sing, dance and play along as we explore musical settings for some of the most popular fairy tales from classical composers, Broadway and popular film. Free free to dress up and bring your tiara! Instructor: Rachel Fetler | Tuition: $90
For details & registration visit www.COmusic.org For enrollment call 303.665.0599. For tickets call 303.440.7666 or visit the Box Office at Chautauqua, Mon.-Fri., 1-6pm. Tuition assistance available.
Music for All... for Life!
FAMILY CONCERTS Each summer, we offer an exciting series of Family Concerts designed to tantalize and captivate the entire family. Start a lifelong love of music this summer with Mozart, Cinderella, Disney, and more!
YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS: Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage
Ages 4 & up, fun for the whole family! Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder - Saturday, June 23 & Monday June 25, 10am
Tickets just $8 / $7 for groups of ten or more This semi-staged concert for families features 23 excerpts of Mozart’s music, including themes from his operas The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni , and The Magic Flute , as well as other examples of his most important and engaging works. 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/general admission Family Fun Concerts give younger children a chance to meet different sections of the orchestra, 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.) June 29: WOODWINDS: Hansel and Gretel Hear the famous story of Hansel and Gretel, the gingerbread house, and the evil witch while learning about the instruments of the woodwind quintet. July 13: BRASS: Four Fantastic French Horns Learn about the brass instruments and how they work with members of the French horn section. July 27: STRINGS: The Sounds of Nature Explore the music of animals and other critters with members of the CMF Orchestra.
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BRUNDIBAR AND CINDERELLA
All Ages | Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder Thursday, June 28 & Friday, June 29, 7:30pm | Tickets start at just $12! Witness two very striking fairy tales as the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra performs Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suites and Hans Krasa’s Brundibar, a children’s opera composed in 1938 and frequently performed at the Therensienstadt concentration camp in the former Czechoslovakia.
PATRIOTISM & POPS
All Ages | Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder Sunday, July 1, 7:30pm | Tickets start at just $5 ! The CMF Chamber Orchestra, led by guest conductor Lawrence Golan, will propel their patriotism in an enthusiastic Americana program the entire family will love. Kick-off your Fourth of July festivities with Patriotism & Pops!
DISNEY IN CONCERT: MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES
Ages 4 & up, fun for the whole family! | Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder Thursday, July 5 & Friday July 6, 7:30pm | Tickets start at just $12! Come be enchanted by Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, conductor Michael Christie, projected clips, still cells, and storyboard art from the films, plus four Broadway vocalists. Every generation has a favorite Disney musical, whether it’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas , The Hunchback of Notre Dame , Aladdin , or The Lion King. And then there are the classics, from a Mary Poppins medley to the “Yo ho” of Pirates of the Caribbean . We encourage you to come early for a picnic- in-the-park. This is sure to be your family’s most memorable night of the summer!
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 SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES
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Participants also receive a 50% discount on tickets to the Time for Three concert at Chautauqua Auditorium on Tuesday, July 17.
LA CLAVE SECRETA WORKSHOP: JOURNEY THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN All Ages | RMCMA, Lafayette | Monday, July 30 | 2-4pm Five musicians from La Clave Secreta, playing piano, bass, congas, timbale, and bongo, will ignite your musical passion and everyone will have fun as they engage in music-making, rhythm and movement. Tuition: $10
Participants also receive a 50% discount on tickets to the La Clave Secreta concert at Chautauqua Auditorium on Tuesday, July 31.
COMMUNITY PLAY-IN WITH MAESTRO MICHAEL CHRISTIE Ages: 15 and up (amateur, pre-professional, and professional musicians) Chautauqua Auditorium | Sunday, July 15 | 4-6pm Join CMF Music Director Michael Christie on stage at Chautauqua Auditorium for an informal rehearsal/performance of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony. Music will be available through the online IMSLP for easy access. Dust off y our instrument, join in the fun, and invite your family and friends to listen! Registration required. FREE!
COMMUNITY PLAY-IN PREP REHEARSAL Ages: 15 and up (amateur, pre-professional, and professional musicians) RMCMA, Lafayette | Sunday, July 8 | 4-6pm Want to get more out of the Community Play-in with Maestro Christie? The play-in preparatory rehearsals will familiarize you with the repertoire so that you are more knowledgeable about your part before sitting on stage at the Community Play-in at Chautauqua on July 15. Includes light refreshments and a visit from Maestro Christie. Instructor: Jennifer Dunn | Tuition: $10
WORKSHOP: FIDDLIN’ FOR CLASSICAL VIOLINISTS
Middle school thru adults, at least one year of playing experience RMCMA, Lafayette | Monday, July 23 | 6-8pm 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. Instructor: Annie Savage | Tuition: $15
Did you know...RMCMA students receive 50% off tickets to many of the extraordinary Colorado Music Festival concerts at Chautauqua Auditorium, June 23 - August 3! This is just one of the many benefits of making CMF & RMCMA your musical home!
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. Nowâ€™s the time to give your child the best musical beginning!
MUSIC TOGETHER Birth to 5 years (w/parent or caregiver) | RMCMA, Lafayette June 20-July 25 | Wednesdays | 9-9:45am or 10-10:45am Research-based, nationally-certified program includes songs, movement and rhythm instrument play. Includes 2 Cdâ€™s and a book. Instructor: Marci Kalish | Tuition: $90 ($50 for siblings)
MEET THE INSTRUMENTS Ages 4-6 (w/parent or caregiver) | RMCMA, Lafayette July 17, 19, 24, 26 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 1-1:45pm Exciting hands on introduction to brass, percussion, woodwinds & stringed instruments from RMCMA faculty. Four 45-minute classes, two per week. Tuition: $50 (includes a ticket to all 3 Family Fun concerts at Chautauqua) | : James Cline
SUZUKI PIANO, VIOLIN, FLUTE, GUITAR OR CELLO Ages 3-6 (w/parent or caregiver) | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 18-July 28 Days and times by appointment. Individual lessons provided by trained Suzuki instructors. Tuition: for a 30 minute lesson, $26 (four or more), $29 (three or fewer, A La Carte) See pages 1-2 for information about Princess Music Tales Camp, and Meet the Instruments Camp, Suzuki Guitar Camp and Strings Camp-for Younger Kids.
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.
MEET THE INSTRUMENTS
Ages 7-9 | RMCMA, Lafayette July 17, 19, 24, 26 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2-2:45pm Exciting hands-on introduction to brass, percussion, woodwinds & stringed instruments from RMCMA faculty. Four 45-minute classes; two per week. Coordinator: James Cline | Tuition: $50 (includes a ticket to all 3 Family Fun concerts at Chautauqua)
INDIVIDUAL SUZUKI & TRADITIONAL LESSONS
All Ages | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 18 - July 28 Days and times by appointment. Individual lessons provided by trained instructors for woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percussion, voice, and guitar. Times based on availability. Tuition: 30-min. $26, 45-min. $35, 60-min. $47 (four or more)
A LA CARTE LESSONS
All Ages | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 18 - July 28 Days and times by appointment. Summer vacation planned? Need coaching for an audition? Seeking flexibility? A La Carte lessons are available to students that plan to take fewer than 4 lessons during the six-week summer term. Times based on availability. Tuition: 30-min. $29, 45-min. $38, 60-min. $50
CLASSICALLY KIDS Ages 7-11 | Chautauqua Community House, Boulder | Wednesdays | 2-4pm $12/3 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. Led by a music educator, 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 27: Stories in Music Composers the world over use music to tell stories. You’ll get to meet a cast member from the famous children’s opera Brundibar and Holocaust survivor, Ela Weissberger, and hear how Russian composer Serge Prokofiev portrays the beautiful Cinderella. July 11: Masterful Mozart Mozart loved to write for the piano and orchestra. Meet Stewart Goodyear, a famous piano soloist, and learn how Mozart played with the colors of the instruments to create beautiful music! July 18: Music & The Solar System The Planets is Gustav Holst’s most well-known composition. Explore the reaches of our galaxy (including Pluto!) through this fascinating musical depiction. July 25: Conducting is the Coolest Standing in front of a symphony orchestra is an unforgettable experience. You’ll get your own conducting baton and Maestro Christie will share some of his secrets in a conducting lesson. August 1: Composers! How Do They Do It? Learn about Beethoven’s well-known Fifth Symphony, as well as some newly composed pieces of music. CU College of Music professor Daniel Kellogg, who wrote a special piece for the CMF orchestra this season, will share tips about the art of composition! See pages 1-2 for information about C’s Jazz -Beginning Band & Improvisation Camps, Suzuki Guitar Camp, Princess Music Tales Camp, Strings Camp and Meet the Instruments Camp.
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!
Middle School | RMCMA, Lafayette June 20-July 25 | Wednesdays | 5:30-6:30pm The Flute Ensemble is a performance-oriented rehearsal class that explores flute music from a wide range of eras and styles. Flutists will participate in at least one performance, to include duets, trios and full flute choir repertoire. Instructor: Ysmael Reyes | Tuition: $65
LEARN TO JAM: BLUEGRASS STYLE!
Middle school thru adults | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 25-July 23 Mondays | 2-3pm (On July 16, 2-4pm, we will join Time for Three for a workshop) 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. Instructor: Annie Savage | Tuition: $60
INDIVIDUAL/SMALL GROUP LESSONS - SUZUKI & TRADITIONAL All Ages | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 18-July 28 Days and times by appointment. Individual lessons provided by trained instructors for woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, percussion, voice, and guitar. Times based on availability. Tuition: Individual/30-min. $26, 45-min. $35, 60-min. $47 (four or more) Small Group/45-min. $40, 60-min. $50 (A La Carte not available for small groups)
A LA CARTE LESSONS
All Ages | RMCMA, Lafayette | June 18-July 28 Days and times by appointment. Summer vacation planned? Need coaching for an audition? Seeking flexibility? A La Carte lessons are available to students that plan to take fewer than 4 lessons during the six week summer term. Times based on availability. Tuition: 30-min. $29, 45-min. $38, 60-min. $50 See pages 1-2 for information about Jump Start to Middle School Band, Câ€™s Jazz in Summer, RMCMA Goes to Broadway, and Strings Camp.
For details & online registration visit: www.COmusic.org
HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULT
You know you want to... and it’s never too late! Join us for a wide range of individual and group opportunities, including musical theater fun, a new adult workshop to familiarize you with the CMF orchestra repertoire, and FREE talks before CMF concerts to help you drink in the sumptuous sound of the orchestra!
BELL’ A’ CAPPELLA WOMEN’S VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Adults | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 9-30 | Mondays | 7-8:30pm Explore repertoire of all styles, with emphasis on ear training and vocal technique. Director: Faye Nepon | Tuition: $50
Adults | RMCMA, Lafayette | July 10-31 | Tuesdays | 6:30-9pm Explore great musical theater, honing individual and team skills. Open showcase at final class. Director: Faye Nepon. Musical Collaborator: Deborah Schmit-Lobis. | Tuition: $100
Adults | Community House, Boulder June 27 - Aug. 1 | Wednesdays | 11am-12:30pm Each workshop provides participants an opportunity to enrich their knowledge of the music CMF is performing on Thursday evening and attend a rehearsal at Chautauqua. A brown bag opportunity to share lunchtime conversation with a CMF musician will round out the morning. Facilitated by music scholar Marc Shulgold (June 27 & July 11) and CU College of Music professor James Brody (July 18, 25 & Aug. 1). | Tuition: $12 each/3 or more $10 each (includes a 50% voucher for the Thursday evening Festival Orchestra performance).
UKULELE SOCIAL CLUB
High School - Adult all abilities | RMCMA, Lafayette June 21 - July 26 | Thursdays | 6 - 7:30pm The ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to learn because it has only four strings. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, join friends and neighbors to make music together in a relaxed setting. Each session includes both group instruction and playing. Instruments available for purchase from Lafayette Music at the first class. Refreshments served! Instructor: Sarah Goodroad Tuition: $60
TALKS UNDER THE TENT
All Ages | CMF Tent, on the north side of Chautauqua Auditorium Sundays and Thursdays evenings | 6:30pm Informative and entertaining pre-concert lectures designed to enhance your concert experience. Visit www.COmusic.org for the full schedule. FREE
For details & registration visit www.COmusic.org For enrollment call 303.665.0599. For tickets call 303.440.7666 or visit the Box Office at Chautauqua, Mon.-Fri., 1-6pm. Tuition assistance available. Music for All... for Life!
RMCMA is located at 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026
Music for all… for Life!
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