Ensembles

The 2017 Fall Semester Runs Monday, September 18th – Friday, December 15th, 2017.

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Ensembles are a great way to get students playing together and provide additional performing opportunities outside of private lessons.  All ensembles operate on a semester schedule.  Our Fall semester runs September through December, Spring semester runs January through April, and Summer runs June through August.

All ages and skill levels are welcome to register unless otherwise noted in each ensemble description.  Placement auditions may be required.

The 2017 Fall Semester for ensembles begins Monday, September 18, 2017 and ends on Friday, December 15, 2017.  Ensembles rehearse once a week for 60 minutes with a concert planned at the end of the semester on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Music Academy of WNC.  Attendance is MANDATORY for all rehearsals and performances.  Our ensembles will also play around the community during the semester as well.  Register below for the 2017 Fall Semester or give call us at (828) 693-3726

Sonata and Brio String Ensembles

The Sonata and Brio String Ensembles are non-auditioned groups opened to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  The Sonata Ensemble (Fall & Spring Semester) is open to students with one year public school orchestra or one year private string lesson experience.  The Brio Ensemble (Spring Semester Only) is open to beginning students with less than one year public school orchestra or one year private string lesson experience.  Both ensembles will offer fun, new, and exciting repertoire which will challenge all levels of middle school players.   There will be multiple community performance opportunities throughout the semester, mentoring opportunities for advanced students, and support from the Music Academy of WNC’s strings faculty.  The Sonata String Ensemble will meet each Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and the Brio Ensemble will meet each Thursday evening from 4:15 – 5:45 PM.  Both ensembles will rehearse in the performance/rehearsal room at the Music Academy of WNC.   Both ensembles are directed by Andrea Dennis (B.M. Music Education).    Cost:  $105.00.  REGISTER NOW ON THE FORM BELOW!

Flute Choir

The Flute Choir is a small group for student musicians who wish to experience all the facets of playing, rehearsing and performing with a real flute choir.  Students are introduced to traditional and contemporary pieces for flute ensemble.  Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances.  The Flute Choir will meet each Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 PM and  is coached by Jamie Leigh O’Neil (M.M. Flute Performance).  Cost:  $180.00.  PLEASE CALL 828-693-3726 TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION BEFORE REGISTERING ON THE FORM BELOW!

String Quartets

String Quartets are comprised of violin, viola, cello, and double-bass students for beginning and intermediate/advanced students.  Music selections range from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, to Modern classical and standard pieces.  Many performance opportunities are presented throughout each semester at the Music Academy and around Hendersonville, North Carolina.  Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances.  All String Quartets are directed by Jan Daugherty. Meets each Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.   Cost:  $180.00.  PLEASE CALL 828-693-3726 TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION BEFORE REGISTERING ON THE FORM BELOW!

Folk Ensemble

The Folk Ensemble is a small group for student musicians who wish to experience all the facets of playing, rehearsing and performing with a real folk band.  Each band consists of three or more musicians.  The typical lineup of a band includes guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and a vocalist.  Other instruments can be added to any band.  Students are introduced to traditional and contemporary folk standards as well as improvisation.  Students of all instruments are welcome to participate in our Folk ensembles.  Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances.  All Folk Ensembles are coached by Tyler Cason (M.Ed. Music Education).   Meets TBD.  Cost:  $180.00.  PLEASE CALL 828-693-3726 TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION BEFORE REGISTERING ON THE FORM BELOW!

Guitar Ensemble

The Guitar Ensemble is comprised of classical and steel-string acoustic guitar students.  Music selections range from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, to Modern classical and standard pieces.  Many performance opportunities are presented throughout each semester at the Music Academy and around Hendersonville, North Carolina.  Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances. The Guitar Ensemble is directed by Michael Ridenour (M.M. Guitar Performance).  Meets TBD.  Cost:  $180.00.  PLEASE CALL 828-693-3726 TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION BEFORE REGISTERING ON THE FORM BELOW!

Fusion/Rock Band

The Fusion/Rock Band class is a small ensemble for student musicians who wish to experience all the facets of playing, rehearsing and performing with a real rock band.  Each band consists of three or more musicians.  The typical lineup of a band includes guitar, bass, drums, and a vocalist.  Other instruments can be added to any band.  Students are introduced to improvisation as well as rock and fusion jazz standards.  Students of all instruments are welcome to participate in our Rock Band ensembles.  Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances.  All Rock Bands are coached by Kevin Lampson (M.M. Bass Performance).   Meets TBD.  Cost:  $180.00.  PLEASE CALL 828-693-3726 TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION BEFORE REGISTERING ON THE FORM BELOW!