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!
CCSM Chamber Orchestra Program
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!

Claremont Community School of Music is pleased to be partnering with Foothill Country Day School (FCDS) to develop this afterschool 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 preferred but 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.

***Please contact the instructor directly for more information.  Instructor approval is required for admission.

**** Final Spring Session - 4/21/14 through 6/6/14 (7 weeks)

Mr. Matthew Keating – mkeating@claremontmusic.org


Strings         Tuition due upon registration (Full=$240)
CCSM          Violin/Viola                     Mondays                    3:45pm - 5:00pm     
CCSM          Cello/Bass                      Wednesdays             3:45pm - 5:00pm     
FCDS           Combined Groups          Fridays                      3:30pm - 5:00pm
Band           Tuition due in full upon registration (Full=$240)
FCDS          Beginning Band                  Mondays                 3:30pm - 5:00pm     
FCDS          Intermediate Band              Wednesdays           3:30pm - 5:00pm     
FCDS          Combined Groups               Fridays                   3:30pm - 5:00pm

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.

The Village 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 for their instrument.  Repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, and folk music.  This class is open to soprano, alto, tenor and bass players. 


Instructor:   Sandra Parker
Fall/ Winter/ Spring Tuition:  $270     

Class dates and times to be determined. Please call the school office at

 909 624-3012 for more information.

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.