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CMF Orchestra rehearsals are free and open to the public!   Check our website for a detailed rehearsal schedule.

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*Camps in Blue

Early Childhood

Music Together® Suzuki Violin Camp – Younger Players Meet the Instruments Class

Elementary

Meet the Instruments Camp Bluegrass Camp for Kids Suzuki Violin Camp a la France Dalcroze Eurhythmics – Introductory Class Kids Fiddle Camp Meet the Instruments Class

Middle/High School

Learn to Jam – Bluegrass Style Folk Songwriting Camp Beginning Flute Class RMCMA Goes to Broadway Harp Camp Jumpstart to Middle School Band Flute, Yoga, Music, and Movement Intensive C’s Jazz – Blues and Beyond

Adults

Ukulele Social Club RMCMA Jazz Combos RMCMA Jazz Ensemble Folk Songwriting Workshop Broadway Boomers Community Play-in Prep Rehearsals Community Play-in (FREE)

Special Opportunities Brazilian Guitar Quartet Workshop Harp Masterclass (FREE) Chris Brubeck’s Jazz Workshop

Concerts

Family Fun Concerts Young People’s Concerts OZ with Orchestra

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All Ages

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birth-5 (with Caregiver) 3-6 (with Caregiver) 4-6 (with Caregiver)

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4-6 (with Caregiver) & 7-9 8-16 6-10 4-7 8-16 7-9

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Middle School & Up 11-18 10-13 8-12, 13-17 9-15 Rising 6th Graders 13-17 Middle/High School

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High School & Up High school & Up High School & Up Adult 45 & Up 15 & Up 15 & Up

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All Ages All Ages All Ages

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4-7 4 + Up All Ages

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Private & Semi-private Lessons Traditional and Suzuki Method

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Private & Semi-private Lessons Traditional and Suzuki Method We offer lessons provided by RMCMA faculty members on virtually all instruments and voice. Visit COmusic.org/about-us/faculty/ for more information about our faculty. Tuition for private lessons: $27 for 30 minutes, $37 for 45 minutes, and $50 for 60 minutes. Semi-private lessons may be taken in groups of two to four students of similar ability. Tuition for semi-private lessons split between participants: $45 for 45 minutes or $55 for 60 minutes.

Heartstrings Program for everyone The two branches of our Heartstrings Program ensure that everyone has access to quality music education regardless of age, ability, or financial resources. Needbased Tuition Assistance is available to all students. The Musical Instrument Bank provides low-cost instrument rentals to families who are unable to purchase or rent an instrument through traditional methods. Instruments are made available on a sliding scale, as low as $5 a month (subject to instrument availability).

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See also Meet the Instruments Camp page 4 and Dalcroze Eurhythmics page 5. Tuition assistance available.

Early Childhood

Music Together® | jun 5-jul 17

Ages: Birth-5 (with Caregiver) Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Wednesdays (no class Jul 3) 9:15 am-10 am or 10:15 am-11 am Instructor: Dar Zerwekh Reardon Tuition: $110 (Sibling $70) Music Together® is an internationally recognized, research based, early childhood program for toddlers, preschoolers, and the adults who love them. Participants experience songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play.

Suzuki Violin Camp – Younger Players Jun 17-jun 21

Ages: 3-6 (with Caregiver) Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Friday | 11 am-12 pm Instructors: Kat Fritz, Sarah Murray Tuition: $70 Sing, dance, explore rhythm and pitch. . . and play the violin! Developmentally appropriate activities provide a solid foundation for the budding musician. Violins may be rented from RMCMA, pending availability.

Meet the Instruments Class | jul 9-jul 18

(See Meet The Instruments CAMP on page 4) Ages: 4-6 (with Caregiver) Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10 am-10:45 am Instructor: James Cline Tuition: $60 Explore woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and keyboard instruments with various RMCMA faculty members. Each class will feature a different instrument “family.” Students will see it, hear it, and have the opportunity to play it!

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Elementary

See also RMCMA Goes to Broadway page 8 and Suzuki Violin Camp – Younger Players page 3. Registration fee waived for summer programs.

Meet the Instruments Camp | jun 3-jun 6

(See Meet The Instruments CLASS on pages 3 & 6) Ages: 4-6 (with Caregiver) & 7-9 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Thursday | 9 am-12 pm Instructor: James Cline Tuition: $150 Campers will learn about woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and keyboard instruments through exciting hands-on activities. Explore the connection between music and visual art through creative play, including an art project and drumming workshop. Each day will feature a short performance by RMCMA faculty members. Students will have the opportunity to see, hear, and play each instrument!

Bluegrass Camp for Kids | jun 10-jun 14 Ages: 8-16 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Thursday | 9 am-12 pm Instructors: Mike Finders, Ryan Drickey Tuition: $200 How to solo, backup, and jam! This class is for budding musicians who want to learn how to jam bluegrass style in a fun and energetic setting. All bluegrass instruments are welcome: violin/fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass. All students will have the opportunity to sing and learn about the history of bluegrass.

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Elementary Ages: 6-10 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Friday | 9 am-12 pm Instructors: Kat Fritz, Sarah Murray Tuition: $200 Learn the violin or viola through the Suzuki Method and celebrate the rich culture of France through music, art, and games. While this camp is beginner friendly, all skill levels will be accommodated. A friends and family concert during the last session will wrap up our musical journey.

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Suzuki Violin Camp a la France | jun 17-jun 21

Dalcroze Eurhythmics–Introductory class jun 17-jun 21 or jul 22-jul 26

Ages: 4-7 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Friday | June: 1 pm-2 pm | July: 9 am-10 am Instructor: Katie Couch Tuition: $60 Dalcroze Education is a unique and powerful foundation in music in which theory always follows practice. Musical concepts are felt intuitively through body movement before the process of cognitive analysis begins. Concepts are explored through social, interactive, and experiential methods that invite students to trust their ideas, develop their own intuition, and create a meaningful musical vocabulary. This class is an introduction to our year-long programs that begin at the end of August. Presented in collaboration with Dalcroze School of the Rockies.

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Tuition assistance available.

Elementary

See also RMCMA Goes to Broadway page 8 and Suzuki Violin Camp – Younger Players page 3.

Kids Fiddle Camp | jun 24-jun 28

Ages: 8-16 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Friday | 1 pm-4 pm Instructor: Annie Savage Tuition: $150 Designed for beginning and intermediate string players who want to learn how to jam in bluegrass, Celtic, and old-time styles in a group setting. Students will be introduced to the unique techniques of jamming and improvising. All string players are welcome: fiddle/violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Meet the Instruments Class | jul 9-jul 18

(See Meet The Instruments CAMP on page 4) Ages: 7-9 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Tuesdays and Thursdays | 11 am-11:45 am Instructor: James Cline Tuition: $60 Explore woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and keyboard instruments with various RMCMA faculty members. Each class will feature a different instrument “family.” Students will see it, hear it, and have the opportunity to play it!

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See also Bluegrass Camp for Kids page 4, Kids Fiddle Camp page 6, RMCMA Jazz Combos page 12 and Ukulele Social Club page12.

Middle/High School Learn to Jam – Bluegrass Style | begin jun 4

Ages: Middle School & Up Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Tuesdays | 5 pm-6:30 pm Instructor: Annie Savage, Mike Finders, and guests Tuition: $20/session. $15 for additional family members. Led by professional players, this class will explore improvisation, chord use and comprehension, and performing within a safe and encouraging environment. All bluegrass instruments are welcome: violin/fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass.

Folk Songwriting Camp | jun 10-jun 14

Ages: 11-18 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Friday | 1 pm-4 pm Instructor: Mike Finders Tuition: $150 Learn techniques for starting and finishing your own songs, building and participating in a supportive community, and arranging and performing your song. Campers will go through the writing processes of drafting, revising, and performing. Bring your instrument if you play one. The last class will include a friends and family performance.

Flute Class | jun 4-jul 11

Ages: 10-13 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Tuesdays and Thursday (no class July 4) | 2 pm-3:45 pm Instructor: Ysmael Reyes Tuition: $125 For flute students who have up to two years of instruction and who want to improve their general playing and music reading abilities, this class will work on fundamentals such as breathing, tone, breath control, articulation, and fingering. Students will also develop ensemble playing in small group settings. Emphasis will be placed on helping students feel more comfortable and confident.

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Middle/High School

Tuition assistance available.

RMCMA Goes to Broadway | jul 1-jul 12

Ages: 8-12, 13-17 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Friday (no class July 4 & 5) | 1:30 pm-4:30 pm Instructors: Faye Nepon, Rachel Fetler Tuition: $270 Explore a wide variety of scenes from the musical stage! We will learn and perform songs and group numbers from your favorite Broadway shows. This camp culminates with the excitement of a live performance for family and friends on Friday evening, 7pm.

Harp Camp | jul 8-jul 12

Ages: 9-15 (at least one year of harp lessons required) Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Friday | 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Carolyn Kuban Tuition: $250 Beginning and intermediate harp students will be coached in both ensemble and solo formats. Participants will learn about composing for the harp as well as learning rhythms and counting through drumming. Tuition includes a masterclass and short performance by CMF and Chicago Lyric Opera Principal Harpist, Marguerite Lynn Williams (see page 15). The final day will feature a performance by students and Mrs. Kuban. Harp rentals may be available.

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Private and semi-private lessons available - see page 2.

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Middle/High School Jumpstart to Middle School Band |jul 15-jul 19 Ages: Rising 6th Graders Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Thursday | Woodwinds & Percussion –10 am-11 am | Brass – 11:15 am-12:15 pm Friday – joint rehearsal 11am-12:30pm, bring a lunch | Concert at 2pm Instructor: Jennifer Dunn Tuition: $60 Did you enjoy 5th grade instrumental music and want to be sure you’re prepared for middle school band? Hone the musical skills you will need to make the transition with a BVSD music educator. Monday through Thursday we meet in sections for more personalized instruction. On Friday we join together for a full rehearsal and concert for family and friends. Ice cream social included!

Flute, Yoga, Music, & Movement Intensive jul 15-jul 18

Ages: 13-17 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday – Thursday | 1 pm-4 pm Instructors: Emma Shubin, Laura Dwyer Tuition: $200 Learn to use your body to support and enhance your flute technique. Discover alternative methods for easing performance anxiety. This class for intermediate and advanced students is taught by RMCMA flute instructor, Emma Shubin, and CMF flutist and certified yoga instructor, Laura Dwyer.

C’s Jazz – Blues and Beyond | jul 22-jul 23

Ages: Middle/High School Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Monday, 1 pm-4 pm | Tuesday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Steve Christopher Tuition: $60 Beginning and intermediate jazz combo workshop for most winds, strings, guitar and piano. Includes a special coaching session with members of Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play (see page 15). Both individual musicians and pre-formed combos invited.

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See also Bluegrass Camp for Kids page 4, Kids Fiddle Camp page 6, RMCMA Jazz Combos page 12 and Ukulele Social Club page12.

Middle/High School

Registration fee waived for summer programs.

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See also, Learn to Jam Bluegrass Style page 7.

Registration fee waived for summer programs.

Adults

Ukulele Social Club | jun 6-jul 18

Ages: High School & Up Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Thursdays | 5:45 pm-7:15 pm (no class July 4) Instructor: Sarah Goodroad Tuition: $80 The ukulele is quickly becoming one of the most popular instruments among amateur musicians. Whether you are a novice or a pro, you can join friends and neighbors to make music together. Each session includes both group instruction and playing time. Bring your own uke or rent one from RMCMA (availability varies).

RMCMA Jazz Combos | jun 12-jul 22

Ages: High school & Up Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Beginning – Mondays, June 17 – July 22 | 6 pm - 7 pm Advanced – Wednesdays, June 12 – July 17 | 6 pm - 7 pm Instructor: Steve Christopher Tuition: $80 The combo setting provides for an in-depth study of jazz improvisation. Combos will be formed based on experience and ability. Auditions are necessary for new members and will be arranged after registration. Both combos and the ensemble will present a concert on July 24. The advanced combo and ensemble will perform in Denver at Dazzle on July 30.

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Adults

RMCMA Jazz Ensemble | jun 12-jul 17

Ages: High School & Up Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Wednesdays | 7 pm-8:30 pm Instructor: Steve Christopher Tuition: $80 This large group will explore all forms of jazz with an emphasis on improvisation. Depending on instrumentation, the group will play standard jazz charts and/or use fake book material. Participants should have some background in jazz ensemble playing. Both combos and the ensemble will present a concert on July 24. The advanced combo and ensemble will perform in Denver at Dazzle on July 30.

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Tuition assistance available.

Folk Songwriting Workshop | jun 15

Ages: Adult Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Saturday | 10 am-1 pm Instructor: Mike Finders Tuition: $40 Three hours of songwriting in a supportive group environment is an excellent way to finish up a song or jumpstart a new one. Participants who have never written a song will learn techniques and tricks to get started. In this participatory workshop, some of the best ideas and feedback come from other writers.

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Adults

Broadway Boomers | jul 2-jul 23 or jun 27-jul 25 Ages: 45 & Up Location: RMCMA, Lafayette 6:30 pm-9 pm Tuesdays | July 2-July 23 Thursdays | June 27-July 25 (no class July 4) Instructor: Faye Nepon Tuition: $130 Explore great musical theater, honing individual and team skills. Whether you have sung opera, musical theater, jazz, or prefer vocalizing in the shower, you will receive expert guidance and support as you perform solos, duets, trios, and group numbers. Open showcase at the final class.

Community Play-in Prep Rehearsals jul 14 & jul 21

Ages: 15 & Up Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Sundays | 4 pm-6 pm Instructor: Jennifer Dunn Tuition: $10/each or $15 for both Would you like 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 under the Maestro’s baton.

Community Play-in | jul 28

Ages: 15 & Up Location: Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder Sunday | 4 pm-6 pm Instructor: Michael Christie Tuition: FREE Join CMF Music Director, Michael Christie, on stage at Chautauqua Auditorium for an informal rehearsal/performance of Dvořák’s New World Symphony. Music is available through IMSLP.org for easy access. Dust off your instrument, join in the fun, and invite your family and friends to listen! Registration required. (See the Play-in Prep Rehearsals above.)

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Special Opportunities

Registration fee waived for summer programs.

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Workshop | jul 9

Ages: all Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Tuesday | 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Members of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet Tuition: $15/person Members of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet will coach students on guitar technique. They will also discuss and demonstrate performance skills. Observers of all ages welcome.

Harp Masterclass | jul 9

Ages: All Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Tuesday | 11 am-12:30 pm Tuition: FREE Watch and learn as CMF and Chicago Lyric Opera Principal Harpist, Marguerite Lynn Williams, coaches students from our Harp Camp. The session will also include a mini performance by Ms. Williams.

Chris Brubeck’s Jazz Workshop | jul 23

Ages: All Location: RMCMA, Lafayette Tuesday | 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Chris Brubeck Tuition: $15/person Join jazz legend Chris Brubeck and other members of Triple Play in a workshop for pre-formed ensembles, including groups from C’s Jazz (see page 10). Musicians will be coached on jazz fundamentals and improvisation techniques. Observers of all ages welcome.

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Concerts

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS: The Animated Orchestra | Jun 29 only!

Ages 4 & up, fun for the whole family! Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder | 10 am & 1 pm Tickets just $8/$7 for groups of ten or more! The Animated Orchestra is a narrated work about a cartoon score being performed at a symphony concert. The hero of the cartoon is a ferret - an animal known for its insatiable curiosity and playfulness - that inadvertently sneaks into an instrument repair shop late one night while its owner, a sleepy older gentleman, dozes.  There’s more to the adventure as things progress beyond the shop! Following each concert, join us on the lawn for a Music Fair where kids can meet real live ferrets, costumed characters, try the instrument petting zoo, enjoy face painting, balloon tying, a scavenger hunt, snacks and more.  

OZ WITH ORCHESTRA | jul 5

All Ages | Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder | 7:30 pm Tickets start at just $12! The Colorado Music Festival presents one of the most beloved films of all time, The Wizard of Oz, in this magical new production. Hearing Judy Garland’s original 1939 studio recordings backed by lush, live orchestration will transport children and adults alike. Come dressed as your favorite Wizard of Oz character and you might just win the costume contest!

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Ages: 4-7 | Family Fun Concerts give younger children a chance to meet different sections of the orchestra. Small ensembles perform short, informal, 45-minute musical programs. Meet the musicians and their instruments following each performance.

Family Fun Concerts

Strings: The Alien’s Return to the String Quartet jul 12 & july 2

Location: Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder | Fri. July 12 | 2 pm | $5 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette |Tues. July 2 | 10 am | FREE The string quartet will guide its alien friend through a concert filled with music from around the world.  The musical odyssey of the quartet’s repertoire enraptures young, old, and even aliens with its incredible variety and fascinating way of making music.

Woodwinds: Ferdinand the Bull jul 26 & jul 30

Location: Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder | Friday July 26 | 2 pm | $5 Location: RMCMA, Lafayette | Tuesday, July 30 | 10 am | FREE The narrated story of the little bull who preferred smelling flowers to fighting matadors comes to musical life in this evocative setting of Munro Leaf’s book by composer Mark Fish.  Fish’s music presents the fury of the bull ring, the frenzy of the crowd, and the serenity of Ferdinand’s favorite cork tree.

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