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!
 


Chamber Orchestra - Age 9-14

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.


-Concurrent private lessons or previous experience in the program required -- all ability levels welcome.  Currently there are openings for students in the 3rd-8th grade level. 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 Keating – mkeating@claremontmusic.org

Location: Foothill Country Day School

Grades: 3 - 8                                                 

33 Sessions: Weekly    Sep 25 - June 3    Material Fee: $10.00 (Book & Music)

Tuition: $73/Mo.           $220/Qtr.    $660/Full

Fri          3:30pm - 5:00pm                                Dates: Sep 25 - June 3                    

No Class: FCDS & CCSM School Holidays

Performances: Dec 17, March 5, May 7, TBA
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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. Songs include traditional folk songs (like Shenandoah and How Can I Keep From Singing), appropriate contemporary and classic pop songs (like Katy Perry, Beatles, Michael Jackson, Journey) and songs from Broadway musicals (like Magic To Do from Pippin and Seize the Day from Newsies). You will learn basic singing skills, get a lot of practice reading and have fun using your natural voice. You will also perform in concerts throughout the community!


Claremont Community School of Music is pleased to be partnering with the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) to develop this after-school 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. This class is a year long commitment.Class Size: Min 10 / Max 35


Instructor: Donna Marie Minano  Location: Varies (see below)

Grades: 2 - 6                                                 

29 Sessions: Weekly    Sep - May    Material Fee: $38.50 (Shirt, CD, Folder, Music)

Tuition: $28/Mo.           $84/Qtr.        $250/Full

CCSM(Room 20)               Mon 3:30p.m.  -  4:00p.m.           Dates:   Sep 21  - May 9

MT View School       Wed  1:00p.m.  -  1:45p.m.          Dates:   Sep 23  - May 11

Sumner School          Fri    2:30p.m.  -  3:15p.m.          Dates:   Sep 25  - May 13   

No Class: School Holidays

Performances: May 7, TBA

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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 - Age 7-13

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: Deanna Morrison     Location: Room 20

30 Sessions: Weekly    Sep - May    Material Fee: $10 (Pianist, Sheet Music)

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

Tue     5:00p.m.  -  6:15p.m.                      Dates:    Sep 22  - May 3   

Performances: March 5, May 7, 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 - Age 7-13

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 at venues such as 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: Amy Gillette     Location: Room 20

34 Sessions: Weekly    Sep - May    Material Fee: $10 (Pianist, Sheet Music)

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

Fri     4:30p.m.  -  5:45p.m.                      Dates:    Sep 25  - May 6   

Performances: Nov 14, Dec 12, Feb 13, March 5, May 7, 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.


 
 
Keyboard Ensemble/Theory Workshop

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. This class is a year long commitment.

Class Size: Min 4 / Max 8

Instructor: Marna Makau Location: Room 16

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

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 (Sat. Room 16): Sep 26, Oct 17, Nov 21, Jan 16, March 26,

Apr 16, May 14

3 Performance Workshops (Sat. Huff Hall): Dec 12, Feb 27, Jun 4

2 Performances (Sun. Huff Hall): Dec 13 (4pm), June 5 (4pm)
 
 
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.


 
Village Pipers

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. 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! Repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, Folk and Contemporary music. 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 23  - June 1   

Performances: May 7, 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.


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 (pedal or lever) 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. As an ensemble, this year we are planning on not only performing at CCSM, but also performing for the community of Claremont at various functions. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 4 / Max 12


Instructor: Jillian Risigari-Gai     Location: Room 10

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

Tuition: $56/Mo.           $167/Qtr.    $500/Full

Wed     5:45p.m.  -  6:45p.m.                      Dates:    Sep 23  - June 1   

Performances: May 7, 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.


Studio Violin (Students of Mary Keating)

The purpose of the violin master class is to strengthen students' abilities in performance. Topics and activities will involve music theory, performance practice, music history, ear training, ensemble skills, and refining all elements of what it means to have great musicianship. Students will be placed in one of two classes. Placement will vary by age and level of playing. There will be two performances which will each involve one solo piece and an ensemble performance.  

This class is a year long commitment.  Class Size: Min 4 / Max 12


Instructor: Mary Keating  Location: Room 20

10 Sessions:        Sep - May    Material Fee: $20 (Pianist, Handouts, Awards)

Tuition: $20/Mo.           $60/Qtr.        $180/Full

SATURDAY                                  Start Time:                              End Time:

Studio Violin A - Age 8-11           11:00am                                  12:00pm

Studio Violin B - Age 12-18         12:15pm                                  1:15pm   

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


8 Workshops (Saturdays):               Sep 26, Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 5, Jan 23,

                                                           March 26, April 16, May 14

2 Performances (Recital Hall):       Dec 12 (11am), May 21 (11am)
 
 
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

Sun     5:00p.m.  -  6:30p.m.                      Date:    Sep 13




Suzuki Strings Pre-Twinklers & Twinklers

The Suzuki violin and viola "Twinklers" program is designed for beginning students from 3-8 years old. The program 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.  This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 3 / Max 6


Instructor: Linda Tajima    Location: Room 10

17 Sessions    Sep-May           Workshops begin Mon, Sep 21.

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


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

Pre-Twinkler B & Twinklers  4-8 years        Mon 5:15p.m. -  5:45p.m.

 
14 Workshops (Mon. Room 10):          Sep 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Jan 11, 25,
                                                                Feb 22, Mar 7, 21, April 11, 25,  & May 23

3 Performance Workshops

(Mon. 5:15-6:30pm Huff Hall):           Dec 14, Feb 8, May 9
 
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 Strings - Performance Workshop

There are 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 separately only if they cannot attend the workshop classes. This class is a year long commitment. Class Size: Min 6 / Max 20


Instructor: Linda Tajima    Location: Huff Recital Hall

Tuition:     $45/Full

3 Performance Workshops

(Mondays 5:15-6:30pm):                       Dec 14, Feb 8, May 9

 
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 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.  This class is a year long commitment.

Class Size: Min 3 / Max 20


Instructor: Linda Tajima.          Location: Huff Recital Hall

17 Sessions    Sep-May           Workshops begin Mon, Sep 21.

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


Mon    6:00p.m.  -  6:45p.m.                      Ages 3-adults

 
14 Workshops (Mon. Huff Hall):          Sep 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Jan 11, 25,
                                                                  Feb 22, Mar 7, 21, April 11, 25,  & May 23

3 Performance Workshops

(Mon. 5:15-6:30pm Huff Hall):             Dec 14, Feb 8, May 9
 
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!  

This class is a year long commitment.  

Class Size: Min 3 / Max 6


Instructor: Linda Tajima    Location: Room 10 & Huff Recital Hall with accompanist

10 Sessions        Sep - Feb    Material Fee: $80 (Accompanist)

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


STEM A (Fridays, 6:30-8pm) Accompanist: Gloria Cangahuala

1. 9/11

2. 9/25

3. 10/9

4. 11/6

5. 11/20 (accompanist, ½ time)

6. 12/11

7.  1/8/2016 (accompanist,½ time)

8. 1/22

9. 2/6, SAT., COMBINED A & B, Theory Roundup, 1:30pm

10. 2/27, SAT., COMBINED A & B, Master class, 1:30pm (both accompanists full time)

STEM B (Saturdays, 1:30-3:00pm) Accompanist: Carol Hendrixson

1. 9/19

2. 10/3

3. 10/17

4. 11/14

5. 12/5 (accompanist, ½ time)

6. 12/19

7. 1/16/2016 (accompanist, ½ time)

8. 1/30

9. 2/6, SAT., COMBINED A & B, Theory Roundup, 1:30pm

10. 2/27, SAT., COMBINED A & B, Master class, 1:30pm (both accompanists full time)

 
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.