Ensembles
Ensembles - Chamber Music Ensembles
Chamber music provides an invaluable learning experience because of the way it challenges each student to produce independent musical lines in harmony with each other!  It stresses skills such as phrasing, counting, intonation, tone colors, rhythm, cooperation and responsibiity.  Each ensemble is a 'team,' working together to produce beautiful music!
 


VILLAGE PIPERS - RECORDERS

The Pipers are for adult recorder players who want to play in an ensemble. Students need to be able to read music and know the fingering map of their instrument. Repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, and Folk music. This class is open to soprano, alto, tenor and bass players. Please contact instructor through the school office if you would like to join this ensemble! This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 4 / Max 12



Instructor: Sandra Parker Location: Room 10


33 Sessions - Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $5 (Sheet Music)

Tuition: $37/Mo. $110/Qtr. $330/Full

Wed 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. Dates: Sep 17 - May 27




Performances: May 9, TBA

 
 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


Chamber Orchestra
 

The CCSM Chamber Orchestra Program is based on the National Standards for Music Education. Students in the program are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the orchestra, string and/or full (including wind and brass) orchestra, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Ensemble and solo activities/performance opportunities are designed to develop and refine elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, studying historically significant styles of orchestral literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines. Experiences include improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Music literature studied includes classical, movie soundtracks, fiddle tunes, folk songs, multicultural music, blues, jazz, and rock. If you love the sound of strings, woodwinds, or brass instruments and want to learn a variety of music, join the orchestra program! This class is a year long commitment.

Claremont Community School of Music is pleased to be partnering with Foothill Country Day School (FCDS) to develop this after school orchestra program for Elementary and Jr. High students.


*Classes meet twice a week. Currently there are openings for students in the 3rd-8th grade level. Previous playing experience is not required. Students must provide their own instrument for class use.

**Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Please inquire within the CCSM office for details.

***Instructor approval is required for admission.

Instructor: Matthew Keatingmkeating@claremontmusic.org





66 Sessions - 2x Weekly Sep - June Material Fee: $0

Tuition: $110/Mo. $330/Qtr. $990/Full

Strings

CCSM Violin/Viola Mondays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

CCSM Cello/Bass Wednesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

FCDS Combined Groups Fridays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Band

FCDS Beginning Band Mondays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

FCDS Intermediate Band Wednesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

FCDS Combined Groups Fridays 3:30pm - 5:00pm




Performances: Nov 25, Dec 17 & 18, Feb 13, March 6, May 7, 9, 15

 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


Keyboard Ensemble/Theory
 

Open to students who are currently taking private piano lessons (Suzuki or Traditional) at CCSM. All students are strongly encouraged to enroll, but are not required to do so. Private lessons are coordinated with student’s private instructor. Seven meetings are held in the Keyboard Lab where the elements of music and reading skills are practiced through games and activities. Students learn to play together following a steady beat. Workshops meet national standards for music education in theory, music appreciation, history and composition. Three Performance Workshops are held in the Recital Hall.

Class Size: Min 4 / Max 8




Instructor: Marna Makau Location: Room 16


12 Sessions Sep - June Material Fee: $20 (Booklet, handouts, awards)

Tuition: $19/Mo. $57/Qtr. $170/Full


SATURDAY Start Time: End Time:

Beginners - 3 to 4 years 11:00am 11:50pm

Beginners - 5 to 7 years 12:00pm 12:50pm

Level I - 6 to 8 years 1:00pm 1:50pm

Level II - 7 to 10 years 2:00pm 2:50pm

Level III - 8 to 12 years 3:00pm 3:50pm

Level IV - 9 to 14 years 4:00pm 4:50pm

Level V/Adv. - 10 to 18 years 5:00pm 5:50pm



Note: Age of student may be outside of that listed in consultation with instructor.


7 Workshops (Saturdays): Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 22, Jan 17, March 21,

Apr 18, May 16

3 Performance Workshops (Saturdays): Dec 13, Feb 28, Jun 6

2 Performances: Dec 14, June 7

 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


Harp Ensemble
 

All ages welcome! This ensemble is open to harp players of various levels of ability. Students must provide a harp of any size and must have basic music reading and rhythmic skills. Students will gain experience working with fellow musicians as well as a conductor. This class includes a variety of activities and topics designed to address many aspects of career preparation, harp ensemble repertoire, stage presentation, performance techniques, practice and tuning skills, harp maintenance, and pedagogy. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 4 / Max 8



Instructor: Jillian Risigari-Gai Location: Room 10


33 Sessions - Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $20 (Sheet Music)

Tuition: $55/Mo. $165/Qtr. $495/Full

Wed 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. Dates: Sep 17 - May 27




Performances: May 9, TBA

 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


SuperStar Singers
 

Instructor Approval Required for this Class. Open to ages 7 to 13. Performance Galore! If you love to sing, dance and perform, then this class if for you! We cultivate beautiful and healthy singing voices by learning proper vocal technique. Throughout the class you will also learn basic staging, develop your acting skills and build personal confidence and friendships. This class has opportunities to perform with/at Walt Disney Hall, Santa Anita Race Track, Los Angeles Fairplex, California Philharmonic, Repertory Opera Company, Village Venture and on special invitation for the Claremont Mayor's Recital. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 6 / Max 15



Instructor: Aneta Augustyn Location: Room 20


30 Sessions - Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $15 (Pianist, Notebook)

Tuition: $57/Mo. $170/Qtr. $510/Full

Fri 5:00p.m. - 6:15p.m. Dates: Sep 19 - May 15



No Class: School Holidays and April 3

Performances: May 9, TBA

 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


CCSM Singers
 

Open to ages 7 to 13 years. Are you ready to SING?! Dive into knowledge of producing beautiful tone quality, breath control, musicianship skills, music theory, stage presence and more. Individual and group songs will be studied providing a foundation that will develop healthy and beautiful voices. This class is a year long commitment. No experience necessary. There will be recitals and concerts held throughout the year.

Class Size: Min 6 / Max 15



Instructor: Aneta Augustyn Location: Room 20


30 Sessions - Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $15 (Pianist, Notebook)

Tuition: $57/Mo. $170/Qtr. $510/Full

Tue 5:00p.m. - 6:15p.m. Dates: Sep 16 - May 12



No Class: School Holidays and March 31

Performances: May 9, TBA

 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


Advanced CCSM Singers
 

Age 7-13. Prerequisites are at least 1 previous full year of group voice classes, a basic knowledge of music theory and the ability to sing in tune. In this advanced class, we will focus on advanced musicianship and music theory as well as diction, vocal tone, and breathing. Students will grow as an ensemble and have fun along the way! This class is a year long commitment. There will be recitals and concerts held throughout the year.

Class Size: Min 6 / Max 15



Instructor: Anne McClintic Location: Room 9


30 Sessions - Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $15 (Pianist, Notebook)

Tuition: $57/Mo. $170/Qtr. $510/Full

Tue 5:00p.m. - 6:15p.m. Dates: Sep 19 - May 15



No Class: School Holidays and March 31

Performances: May 9, TBA

 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


I Love Chorus!!
 

Do you LOVE TO SING?? Then join I LOVE CHORUS!! Meet new friends, play fun games, and learn great songs. You will learn basic singing skills, get a lot of practice reading and have fun using your voice. The focus of the music for this class will change each session so this class may be repeated.


Claremont Community School of Music is pleased to be partnering with the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) to develop this afterschool chorus program for elementary aged children. CUSD is providing facilities. These CCSM reduced-fee classes will provide a greater reach to all children in Claremont and the surrounding area.

Class Size: Min 25 / Max 35



Instructor: Donna Marie Minano Location: Recital Hall


Grades 2 & 3

32 Sessions - Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $10 (CD, Sheet Music)

Tuition: $14/Mo. $42/Qtr. $126/Full

CCSM Mon 3:00p.m. - 3:30p.m. Dates: Sep 8 - May 18

MT View School Wed 1:00p.m. - 1:35p.m. Dates: Sep 10 - May 13

Sumner School Fri 2:20p.m. - 2:55p.m. Dates: Sep 12 - May 15





Grades 4, 5 & 6

32 Sessions - Weekly Sep - May Material Fee: $10 (CD, Sheet Music)

Tuition: $14/Mo. $42/Qtr. $126/Full

CCSM Mon 3:30p.m. - 4:15p.m. Dates: Sep 8 - May 18

MT View School Wed 1:35p.m. - 2:20p.m. Dates: Sep 10 - May 13

Sumner School Fri 2:55p.m. - 3:40p.m. Dates: Sep 12 - May 15



 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


STEM Program ( String Theory/Ensemble/Master Class)
 

This program mixes in String Theory, Ensemble & Master Classes to aid advancing violin students in preparing for the challenges that lay ahead as their knowledge of theory and musicianship plays a more vital role.

In the STEM Program, students will be placed in one of two groups, based on their advancement - one on Friday evening @ 6:30pm, the other on Saturday @1:30pm. The advancement of Friday group(A) is CM Levels 3 -5 or JMF Concerto 1A & 1B. The students on Saturdays (B) are at CM Level 6 and above, or JMF Concerto Level II or above. The levels are guidelines to the advancement of the student; they do not need to participate in CM or JMF to be in the STEM Program.

The 10 sessions will meet approximately every 2 weeks. Students will have 2 sections of each area of concentration covered: theory & ensemble, theory & the Master Classes, or ensemble & the Master Class.

This class is a must for all intermediate and advanced students. Not only will students receive greater understanding about theory and performance, they will experience growth [hence, the name STEM] in many areas of their music education, and get to learn alongside friends!

Instructor: Linda Tajima Accompanist: Carol Hendrixson, Matt Swartz




10 Sessions Sep - March Material Fee: $30 (Accompanist)

Tuition: $32/Mo. No Qtr. $256/Full

Friday Session A at 6:30pm: Saturday Session B at 1:30pm:

9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 11/7, 11/14, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6,

12/12, 1/9, 1/30, 1/17, 2/7

2/28 (Sat Combined Master Class) 2/28 (Sat Combined Master Class)

3/7 (Sat Combined Theory Roundup) 3/7 (Sat Combined Theory Roundup)

Class size: Min 3/Max 6 Class size: Min 3/Max 6

 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


Suzuki String & Piano Orientation - Mandatory

This orientation is required of all new Suzuki violin, viola and piano parents as well as new families to the program. Highlights from the “Nurtured by Love” video introduce music making in the Suzuki manner. Teachers will present key topics: Talent Education, Listening, and Parent Role at home and at the lesson. There will be time for parents’ questions to be answered in separate groups for strings and piano. The meeting will be held at CCSM in the William Huff Recital Hall and will last approximately 1-1/2 hours.



Instructors: CCSM Staff Location: Recital Hall

Mon 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. Dates: Sep 8



Suzuki Strings Pre-Twinklers & Twinklers
 

The Suzuki violin and viola “Twinklers” program is designed for beginning students from three to eight years old. The program includes a workshop class that meets approximately every other Monday, beginning with 4 parent orientation classes that will be continued as a class for the students. Students will have 3 Performance Workshops and a weekly 30-minute private lesson throughout the year. At the beginning of the school term, the parents will need to have a violin in order to learn the basics of technique through playing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Variations.” This helps the parent understand what is realistic to expect from the child since the parent is the “Home Teacher.” The workshop is designed to teach the basics of holding the instrument and learning sensitivity to pitch and rhythm. Families are welcome to stay and observe the combined repertoire class to receive more of an overview of the Suzuki approach. Class Size: Min 3/Max 5



Instructor: Linda Tajima Location: Room 10


Tuition: $23 Mo. $69/Qtr. $207/Full

Workshop Schedule (14 workshops) Workshops begin Mon, Sep 22.

Dates:

Sep 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 15, Jan 5, 26, Feb 23, Mar 9, 23, April 13, 27, & May 4

Pre-Twinkler A 3-5 years Mon 4:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Pre-Twinkler B & Twinklers 6-8 years Mon 5:15p.m. - 5:45p.m.




Performance Workshop Schedule (3 performance workshops)

Dates

Dec 1, Feb. 9, May 11

All Twinkler Classes Mon 5:15p.m. – 6:30p.m.



 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


Watch us Grow! Combined Repertoire Classes
 

Workshops are an integral part of the Suzuki program. Workshop classes will meet 17 weeks for the entire school year; approximately every 2 weeks. Included in the workshop package are 14 Watch Us Grow! Combined Repertoire Classes [45 minutes], and 3 Performance Workshops [1.25 hours]. Students who have mastered the Twinkle Variations will participate in the Watch Us Grow! Combined Repertoire Class, which exposes students to works that they will be learning, and also emphasize wonderful playing techniques through the use of games. This group class also teaches students to work together, while developing listening skills. Regular attendance is required and is essential to the student’s progress. Parents/guardians of beginning students are required to stay for the classes. The workshops are designed to encourage correct playing techniques as well as a wonderful musical style. Class Size: Min 6 / Max 20



Instructor: Linda Tajima Location: Room 10



Tuition: $23 Mo. $69/Qtr. $207/Full

Workshop Schedule (14 workshops) Workshops begin Mon, Sep 22

Dates:

Sep 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 15, Jan 5, 26, Feb 23, Mar 9,23 Apr 13, 27, & May 4.


Mondays, 6:00-6:45 PM



 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.


Watch us Grow! Performance Workshop

There will be 3 Performance Workshops for the school year. All string students (violin, viola, and cello) are encouraged to participate in the classes. The emphasis will be on strong performing techniques when playing solos or performing in small groups. The 3 workshops are 1.25 hours long. Students may register for the Performance Workshop only if they cannot attend the workshop classes. Class Size: Min 6/Max 20



Instructor: Linda Tajima Location: Room 10



Tuition: $45/Full

Performance Workshop Schedule (3 performance workshops)

Dates:

Dec 1, Feb 9, May 11.


Mondays, 5:15-6:30 PM



 
 
To register for this class online, please click here:Registration & Payments. You may also register over the phone at 909-624-3012 or visit our office open from 1pm to 6pm Monday- Friday.