Some of the most brilliant moments in orchestral repertoire involve percussion. It's those delicate moments with the triangle, the triumphant moments with cymbals, and the dancing and driving moments with the tambourine that help add the perfect color and excitement to music.
Have you ever wanted to play that simple but intense snare part in Bolero, or the castanets in Carmen, the crash cymbals in the Nutcracker, or the tambourine part from Carnival? Well now is your chance!
In this class, we will explore the different techniques on many orchestral instruments, focusing especially on the small auxiliary instruments and snare drum. Technique on snare drum is crucial in learning all percussion instruments. Many classical percussion instruments are borrowed from other styles of music or used in other styles, so this technique will help you play Latin or African instruments with better technique.
We will also get to play in an ensemble setting, learn how to read a percussion score, and listen to really amazing music.
From being a percussionist myself, I know how much more alive the music is when I go to an orchestra concert and know more about what the players are doing. This class will expand your depth of knowledge in percussion as well as round out your developing skill set.
Dates: Every other Wednesday starting January 14th
- Wednesday, January 14th / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, January 28th / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, February 11th / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fee: $15 each session or $30 if you sign up for all three sessions
Instructor: Chantise Hunt
**Preregistration is required at least 2 days in advance. Preregistration can be completed by by emailing/calling us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 651-206-7617. Payment will be accepted during class.