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2014-2015 Programs

Individual Lessons and Suzuki Instruction
Music Classes: Early Childhood through Teens
Dance Classes: Early Childhood through Teens
Adult Classes
Community Music Scholars Program (CMSP)

    Philadelphia String Project at Temple University

Center for Gifted Young Musicians (CGYM)
Summer Programs

 

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS AND SUZUKI INSTRUCTION

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Enjoy individual instruction from our outstanding faculty in the following areas:

Brass:
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone
Tuba

Strings:
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

Woodwinds:
Flute
Clarinet
Saxophone
Oboe
Bassoon

Guitar
Acoustic
Electric (guitar/bass)

Harp

Piano

Voice  

Theory

Composition                                                   

                                     

Please call the Music Prep office at 215-204-1512 for instructor, placement, fee and schedule information. We accept registration for new students at any time during the semester on a prorated basis. Individual lesson fees are higher with "special arrangement" faculty.

Parents please note: We offer instrumental and vocal instruction to children at varying ages. Please call the Music Prep office to discuss your child’s physical development and musical interests.

Individual Lessons:
Full Academic Year - 36 Lessons
Day and time by arrangement.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 through Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Semester - 6 Lessons
Day and time by arrangement.
Monday, July 6, 2014 through Friday, August 14, 2015

Fees for Individual Lessons:
• $66 per 60-minute lesson
• $49.50 per 45-minute lesson
• $33 per 30-minute lessons (for children only)
Payable in 36, 12 or 6-lesson installments.

For more details see Prep Registration & Info.


Individual Registration Fee: (Non-refundable):
$50 for full year
$40 After December 1
$20 After March 1
$10 Summer Session

Family Registration Fee:
When registering three or more immediate family members, registration fee is only charged for the first two members. Immediate family is defined as siblings and parents.


Click here to review the academic calendar for holidays.

SUZUKI INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN
Suzuki, a specialized method of musical instruction for young children ages 4 to 8 years, is offered in cello, violin, guitar and piano. In the Suzuki Method, also known as the “Mother Tongue Approach,” children learn music the same way they learn language. Following Dr. Suzuki’s premise that “any child can be educated and developed to a high level,” parents and teachers work together to create an encouraging and supportive environment in which children develop by listening, imitating and watching others. Parents attend all private lessons and group classes with their child and guide the student’s daily practice.
All students enrolled in Suzuki lessons are strongly encouraged to participate in FUNdamental Musicianship.
See Early Childhood through Teens music classes.

 

SUZUKI PIANO / VIOLIN / CELLO / GUITAR (Ages 4 to 8 years)
Parent Orientation* highly recommended for new Suzuki student parents (see below for date/time).
Length of lessons will be recommended by Suzuki teacher: weekly 30 or 45 minute lessons + 15 group classes
Suzuki Lessons for Full Academic Year

36 lessons + 15 group classes (dates and times by arrangement)
Fees for Lessons + Group Classes (payable in 36-, 12- and 6-lesson installments.
45-minute lesson - $55.50 each
30-minute lesson - $39 each


SUZUKI PRE-TWINKLE CLASS (Ages 3 to 5 years)
Taught by Jay Epstein
Parent Information Session highly recommended  See dates and times below
Pre-Twinkle Classes provide opportunities for very young children to develop basic musicianship and readiness skills for success in the Suzuki approach. Music from different Suzuki instruments will be featured helping to transition students into the more formal environment of lessons as well as introducing parents to the Suzuki philosophy. Both child and parent observe and learn from the instructor as well as others in the class. Children develop concentration, good posture and beautiful tone in this supportive group environment..
Saturdays - 9:00-9:45 AM or 10:00 to 10:45 AM
Fall: 10 Saturdays
October 4 - December 20, 2014
(No classes October 11, November 29)
Fee: $175

Winter: 10 Saturdays
January 17 - March 21, 2015
Fee: $175

Spring: 8 Saturdays
April 11 - June 6, 2015
(No classes May 23)
Fee: $140

Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.


*FREE PARENT INFORMATION SESSION (Highly recommended for parents of new Suzuki students)
Saturday, Noon to 1:00 PM
FALL: Saturday, September 13, 2014
SPRING: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number

For Beginner students: The first two lessons are for parents only. Observation of lessons of other current students may be assigned based upon teacher recommendation. These "Parent Only" lessons and observations are essential components of a successful Suzuki learning experience, but may be waived for participants in the Pre-Twinkle Piano class.

Also recommended for parents interested in learning more about the Suzuki Method: Every Child Can.


Click here to review the academic calendar for holidays.

MUSIC CLASSES: EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH TEENS

Early Childhood Music Foundations | Building Blocks | FUNdamental Musicianship | Basic Musicianship | Young Artists Harp Ensemble

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC FOUNDATIONS (Infants through 4 years accompanied by caregiver)
Taught by Heather Waters, Yiyue Zhang / Dr. Beth Bolton, Curriculum Director

This nationally recognized program develops the very young child's potential in music and helps parents recognize and nurture their child's music making. The program provides a carefully planned sequence of music learning for children who are accompanied by parents or caregivers and uses the natural human inclination for chanting, singing and movement as the first steps in understanding melody, rhythm, and improvisation. Through interactive music making with parents and teachers, children discover the body as the primary music instrument.

Infant: up to 18 months
In infant classes, parents and children experience music by participating in gentle flowing and rhythmic movement activities. Infants’ spontaneous vocal responses, or babble, are viewed as the first attempts at music making and are incorporated into songs and chants. In class children will experiment with manipulatives (egg shakers, scarves, and beanbags) to help stimulate curiosity and foster body coordination.

Toddler:18 to 36 months
Toddler classes are designed around children’s increasing independence and desire to explore and play. Locomotor movement activities allow children to explore their music environment. Teachers will incorporate the children’s spontaneous movement and vocal explorations into classroom songs and chants. Additional manipulatives (co-operband, parachute, and gathering drum) provide opportunities for cooperative group movement and music making.

Pre-School: 3 and 4 years
Children’s love for imaginative play is incorporated into informal structured locomotor and discrete movement activities that accompany songs and chants. Parents and teachers participate alongside children in partner games during which children can share ideas for singing, chanting, and moving. Children explore simple percussion instruments and manipulatives through independent and cooperative music making. Because children at this age have a natural curiosity about symbol systems and are learning to recognize and pre-read letters, numbers, and words, music notation is featured to provide children with a readiness to read notation.

Select 1 of 2 locations / days:                                                                                                                                                      

-Temple Music Prep, 1515 Market Street*
Infant (up to 18 months): 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Toddler (18 to 36 months): 9:30 to 10:15 AM
Pre-School ( 3 and 4 years): 11:15 AM to Noon
Saturdays:
Fall: 10 Saturdays, October 11 - December 20, 2014 (no classes November 29)
Fee: $175

Winter: 10 Saturdays, January 17 - March 21, 2015
Fee: $175

Spring: 8 Saturdays, April 11 - June 6, 2015 (no classes May 23)
Fee: $140

-Kimmel Center's Merck Arts Education Center, Broad & Spruce Streets
Infant (up to 18 months): 11:00 to 11:30 AM
Toddler (18 to 36 months): 10:00 to 10:45 AM

Mondays:

Fall: 10 Mondays, October 6 - December 15, 2014 (no classes October 13)
Fee: $175

Winter: 10 Mondays, January 12 - March 30, 2015 (no classes January 19, February 16)
Fee: $175

Spring: 8 Mondays, April 6 - June 1, 2015 (no classes May 25)
Fee: $140

Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.

Click here to review the academic calendar for holidays.

 

*FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS ( For parents and children in all levels)

Location: Temple Music Prep, 1515 Market Street
Infant: 10:15 to 10:45 AM
Toddler: 9:15 to 9:45 AM
Pre-School: 11:15 to 11:45 AM

Fall: September 27, 2014
Winter: January 10, 2015
Spring: March 28, 2015

We highly recommend attending the free parent and child introductory classes to determine the best fit for your child's music education.

Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number.

All classes are determined by student enrollment. Please register early to ensure that classes will run and to secure your child's place.

FAMILY CELEBRATION OF CHILDHOOD ARTS
(For all Suzuki, Early Childhood Music Foundations and Pre-school Dance students)
For young students and their families, a culminating event to celebrate the concepts and skills learned throughout the year. Students from the Early Childhood Music Foundations Classes, and Suzuki Group Classes are invited to participate.

Location: 1515 Market Street (2nd floor), Temple University Center City Campus

Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Free and open to the public.

BUILDING BLOCKS (Ages 5 to 7)

Taught by Veronika Zhmeniak
This fun and stimulating class is a must for the young singer or instrumentalist. Children will build a strong musical foundation through singing, strengthen their ability to match pitch using the Kodaly system of hand signals and solfege syllables, learn breath support, and develop proper posture and full body awareness incorporating the principals of the Alexander Technique.                                            

Class time: 9:00-9:50 AM

Fall: 10 Saturdays October 11 – December 20, 2014 (no classes November 29)

Fee: $175

Winter: 10 Saturdays January 17 – March 21, 2015
Fee: $175

Spring: 8 Saturdays April 11 – June 6, 2015 (no classes May 23)
Fee: $140

Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.

 


FUNdamental MUSICIANSHIP
(Ages 6 to 8)

Taught by Veronika Zhmeniak
Through fun and motivating activities, children experience playful ways of learning the FUNdamentals of music theory. Goals of the class include reading basic music notation and further enhancing a child’s aural skills using games, singing, and the Kodály system in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Class time: 10:00-10:50
Fall: 10 Saturdays October 11 – December 20, 2014 (no classes November 29)
Fee: $175

Winter: 10 Saturdays January 17 – March 21, 2015
Fee: $175

Spring: 8 Saturdays April 11 – June 6, 2015 (No classes May 23)
Fee: $140

Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.

This course is an excellent preparation for the Musicianship courses (see below) and provides overall musical skill building.

 

BASIC MUSICIANSHP (Pre-teens and Teens)

Taught by Veronika Zhmeniak
Offered in two levels, basic and advanced, the goal of this course is to develop musicianship by integrating aural, written, vocal, and tactile skills. Using movable "Do" solfege, students learn to make the connection between musical notation and sound.                                                                            

An evaluation to determine class placement can be taken on Septembers 6 or 13, 2014. Call 215.204.1512 for information.

Basic: An introduction to basic musical concepts, including rhythm, intervals, chords, solfege, sight-singing, and musical dictation. Students learn    to recognize both aurally and visually, major and minor scales and chords as well as all the intervals within the major scale.
Class time: 11:00-11:50 am

Advanced: An in-depth integration of all musical elements presented in the two previous levels, with an introduction to more advanced concepts, analysis, and composition. Students explore important differences between musical styles and analyze pieces of music from their own performance repertoire. Other skills developed include hearing and visually recognizing diminished, augmented and V7 chords, as well as chord inversions (including V7 chords and their resolutions), and tonic expansions.
Class time: 12:00-12:50 pm

23 Saturdays from October 4, 2014 through April 25, 2015 (No classes November 29, December 13 through January 10, and April 4)

Annual Fee : $360

CGYM students: $290

 

TEMPLE MUSIC PREP YOUTH HARP ENSEMBLE (Ages 10 through high school)

Directed by Kimberly Rowe in collaboration with Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harpist, The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Temple Music Prep Youth Harp Ensemble offers pedal and lever harp students ages 10 through high school the opportunity to participate in a group ensemble experience with a conductor as well as in student-led chamber music settings. There is no prerequisite for entry, however, basic note-reading skills are suggested. Repertoire will be assigned to each student based on their level and experience and ranges from advanced-beginner to advanced. Rehearsals are on alternating Saturday afternoons and students are responsible for bringing their own harps and benches; music stands are provided. (Lever harps should be tuned in E-flat.) Individual time commitment requirements may vary depending on repertoire assigned. Participants are also eligible to attend monthly studio master classes by Philadelphia Orchestra principal harpist, Elizabeth Hainen at the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Students may also have the opportunity to collaborate with other Temple Music Prep ensemble groups.

Alternating Saturdays, 12:30 to 3:00 PM
Rehearsal Dates: 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6 (dress rehearsal/concert); 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25 rehearsal/concert); 5/2 Gala Concert.
Annual Fee: $595

For more group opportunities for youth and teens, see the Center for Gifted Young Musicians.

DANCE CLASSES: EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH TEENS

Creative Movement | Music & Movement | Family Celebration of Childhood Arts | Modern Dance | Spring Dance Exhibition | Ballet Technique

CREATIVE MOVEMENT(Ages 3 and 4, for children only)
Taught by Victoria McGuigan
Location of all dance classes: Friends Select School, 17th & the Parkway
The class introduces children to the basic principles of dance based on the techniques of Rudolph Laban and guides them through a series of movement-exploring games, songs and improvisations that enhance and develop each child’s movement ability. These experiences improve the child’s rhythm, flexibility and endurance and create a foundation for formal dance training.

Fall: 10 Saturdays, October 11- December 20, 2014 (No classes November 29)
10:00 to 11:00 AM
Fee
: $175

Winter: 10 Saturdays, January 17 - March 21, 2015
10:00 to 11:00 AM
Fee: $175

Spring: 8 Saturdays, April 11 - June 6, 2015 (No classes May 23)
10:00 to 11:00 AM
Fee: $140

Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.

All classes are determined by student enrollment. Please register early to ensure that classes will run and to secure your child's place.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS (For parents and children)
Saturday, 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Fall: September 27, 2014
Winter: January 10, 2015
Spring: March 28, 2015

Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number.

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT SHOWING ( For all Creative Movement students)
For students and their families, a culminating event to celebrate the concepts and skills learned throughout the year. All sttudents from the Creative Movement Classes are invited to participate.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
10:30 to 11:30 am
Conwell Dance Theater, 5th floor, Temple University Main Campus
Free and open to the public

 

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT (Kindergarten through age 7, children only)

Taught by Victoria McGuigan
Location for all dance classes: Friends Select School, 17th & the Parkway

This course is a fun and highly physical program designed to aid the student in understanding rhythm. It introduces the child to the basic principles of music using songs, movement explorations and movement games. Rhythmic timing and rhythmic structure are presented to the student, first using percussion instruments and/or the singing voice and then transferring the rhythms to one or more body parts. Gradually the student learns to understand and process rhythm using the whole body as an instrument.

Fall: 10 Saturdays, October 11 - December 20, 2014 (No classes November 29)
11:00 AM to Noon
Fee: $175

Winter: 10 Saturdays, January 17 - March 21, 2015
11:00 AM to Noon
Fee: $175

Spring
: 8 Saturdays, April 11 - June 6, 2015 (No classes May 23)
11:00 AM to Noon
Fee: $140
Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.

All classes are determined by student enrollment. Please register early to ensure that classes will run and to secure your child's place.

All Music & Movement students are invited to participate in the Spring Dance Exhibition.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS (For parents and students)
Saturday, 11:00 AM to Noon
Fall: September 27, 2014
Winter: January 10, 2015
Spring: March 28, 2015

           Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number.

MODERN DANCE (Ages 8 through Teens)

Taught by Victoria McGuigan
Location of all dance classes: Friends Select School, 17th & the Parkway
Exciting and fun, this course introduces the basic principles of modern dance with an emphasis on alignment, strength, flexibility and coordination. Classes include elements of jazz dance, hip hop and ballet. Students perform in class to their favorite contemporary music. Whether you are a beginner or have had prior dance experience, this course will enhance the dancer in you.

Proper dance attire required: tights and leotard or loose fitting pants and leotard.


MODERN DANCE-BEGINNERS

Fall: 10 Saturdays, October 11 - December 20, 2014 (No classes November 29)
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Fee: $210

Winter: 10 Saturdays, January 17 - March 21, 2015
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Fee: $210

Spring: 8 Saturdays, April 11 - June 6, 2015 (No classes May 23)
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Fee: $167
Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.

All classes are determined by student enrollment. Please register early to ensure that classes will run and to secure your child's place.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES (For students)
Modern Dance-Beginner
Saturday, Noon to 1:00 PM
Fall: September 27, 2014
Winter: January 10, 2015
Spring: March 28, 2015

Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number.

MODERN DANCE-ADVANCED
Fall: 10 Tuesdays, October 7 - December 16, 2014 (No classes November 25)
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $210

Winter: 10 Tuesdays, January 20 - March 24, 2015
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $210

Spring: 10 Tuesdays, April 7 - June 9, 2015
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $210

Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.

All classes are determined by student enrollment. Please register early to ensure that classes will run and to secure your child's place.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES (For students)
Modern Dance-Advanced
Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 PM
Fall: September 30, 2014
Winter: January 13, 2015
Spring: March 31, 2015

Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number.

 

SPRING DANCE EXHIBITION (For all Music & Movement, Modern Dance and Ballet Technique students)
For dance students and their families, a culminating event to demonstrate the concepts and skills learned throughout the year. Students from the Music & Movement, Modern Dance and Ballet Technique classes are invited to participate.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Location: Conwell Dance Theater (5th floor), Temple University Main Campus
Free and open to the public.

*For information regarding dance academic degree programs at Temple University, please visit the Department of Dance.

 

BALLET TECHNIQUE (10 yrs. through Teens)

Taught by Victoria McGuigan
Location of all dance classes: Friends Select School, 17th & the Parkway
Designed for the beginning to intermediate level student, this course introduces and expands on the basic principles of ballet. Each class includes a thorough barre warm-up, center floor adagio and petite allegro, and across the floor grande allegro work. Dancers will gradually gain strength, flexibility and technical precision as a result of their work in this course. This class is a wonderful partner to our Modern Dance program and is recommended for modern dancers age 10 and up, as well as for dancers not enrolled in Modern Dance.

Proper attire required: ballet slippers, tights & leotard or dance pants and leotard.

Fall: 10 Thursdays, October 9 - December 18, 2014 (no classes November 27)
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $210

Winter: 10 Thursdays, January 22 - March 26, 2015
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $210

Spring: 10 Thursdays, April 9 - June 11, 2015
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $210

Additional registration fee applies for each student. $20 per semester or $50 per year.

Click here to review academic calendar for holidays.

All classes are determined by student enrollment. Please register early to ensure that classes will run and to secure your child's place.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES (For students)
Thursday, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Fall: October 2, 2014
Winter: January 15, 2015
Spring: April 2, 2015

Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number

SPRING DANCE EXHIBITION (For all Music & Movement, Modern Dance and Ballet Technique students)
For dance students and their families, a culminating event to demonstrate the concepts and skills learned throughout the year. Students from the Modern Dance and Ballet Technique Classes are invited to participate.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Location: Conwell Dance Theater (5th floor), Temple University Main Campus
Free and open to the public.

*For information regarding dance academic degree programs at Temple University, please visit the Department of Dance.


COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOLARS PROGRAM (CMSP)


COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Melissa Douglas, Community Music Scholars and Philadelphia String Program at Temple University (PSP@TU), Coordinator

The Community Music Scholars Program (CMSP) is an initiative of the Music Preparatory Division of the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. CMSP provides a comprehensive program of jazz and classical music instruction for school-aged Philadelphia children who have limited financial means.

The program offers:

  • individual lessons (all standard orchestral instruments including saxophone)
  • three levels of music theory class
  • jazz, string, and wind ensembles

Entering the Community Music Scholars Program*

How: Philadelphia public and parochial school music teachers must first recommend children for this program. Annual auditions are held to identify the most qualified instrumentalists for participation.

Who: Currently, the program services over 160 students from Philadelphia public and parochial elementary and secondary schools.
When: Saturday mornings during the school year for 30 weeks.
Where: Instruction is provided on the Temple University Main Campus in Presser Hall (2001 N. 13th Street)
Faculty: Professional music instructors from the Philadelphia area as well as Academic Interns from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University.
Commitment: Students are required to audition annually. Those accepted into the program will receive a scholarship from the University which subsidizes the majority of the cost of participation; all student are responsible for the remaining portion of tuition. Regular attendance and promptness are required at all lessons and assigned activities.

Contact Melissa Douglas, Program Coordinator at 215.204.8326 for information or email musicprep@temple.edu

PHILADELPHIA STRING PROJECT AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY (Approved site by the National String Project Consortium)
Jeffrey Solow, Master Teacher
Tracy Parente, Lead Teache
r

What: Group instruction in Strings
Who: 3rd, 4th or 5th grade beginning string students from Philadelphia and the surrounding area. No audition required.
When: Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, September through May
Where: Instruction is provided on the Temple University Main Campus in Presser Hall (2001 N. 13th Street)
Faculty: Lead teacher (professional music instructor) and supported by string students from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University.
Commitment: Mandatory attendance at scheduled class meetings and assigned activities.

Contact Melissa Douglas, Program Coordinator at 215.204.8326 for information or email musicprep@temple.edu

*Funding subsidizes the majority of the cost of participation. Students are responsible for a nominal portion of the tuition. Additional financial assistance is available for qualified participants.

CMSP is supported in part by the Sheila Fortune Foundation. The Philadelphia String Project at Temple University is supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) throught the National String Project Consortium.

Temple University is considered an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. The EITC program provides state tax credits up to $750,000 on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible businesses that contribute to a qualified educational improvement organization, including the Community Music Scholars Program. For more information on taking advantage of Pennsylvania’s EITC program, please visit www.giving.temple.edu/EITC or contact Temple University Corporate and Foundation Relations, 215-926-2529.

To become a supporter of these or other programs at Temple Music Prep, call 215.204.1512, email musicprep@temple.edu or fill out our on-line Contribution Form.

 

CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUNG MUSICIANS

The Center for Gifted Young Musicians (CGYM) provides a challenging package of musical training at the highest level and performance opportunities for gifted young instrumentalists during the fall and spring semesters of the University’s academic calendar. All string ensembles meet on Saturday afternoons beginning September 27.
By audition only.


AUDITIONS for the CGYM program described on this section are held the two Saturdays following Labor Day each year. Audition dates for the 2014–2015 Season are September 6 and 13. Please call the Music Prep office at 215-204-1512 for audition information and to schedule an audition time.

STRING PROGRAM
Established in 1986, the Center’s string program focuses on the development of superior musical skills in ensemble performance. Instruction is provided by the finest artists/teachers in the region, including members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and professors from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance and The Curtis Institute of Music.

All orchestras and ensembles meet on Saturday afternoons, September 27 through December 14, 2014; January 17 through May 2, 2015.

(No rehearsals November 29, April 4)

String players may be accepted for participation in one of the following:
Youth Chamber Orchestra -Aaron Picht, Resident Conductor; Luis Biava, Music Director and Conductor Emeritus
Time commitment 1:00 to 4:40 PM for training in both chamber orchestra and small ensembles
Annual Fee: $995
Annual Fee for Music Prep individual lesson students: $795

Chamber Players Orchestra- Davyd Booth, Conductor
Time commitment 12:30 to 4:00 PM for training in both chamber orchestra and small ensembles
Annual Fee: $995
Annual Fee for Music Prep individual lesson students: $795

Baroque Players - Aaron Picht, Conductor
Time commitment 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Annual Fee: $495
Annual Fee for Music Prep individual lesson students: $395

Temple Music Prep Youth Harp Ensemble - Kimberly Rowe, Conductor
Intermediate and advanced level pedal harp students will be accepted by teacher recommendation.
Rehearsals are on alternating Saturday afternoons* and students are responsible for bringing their own pedal harps.
Time commitment 12:30 to 3:00 PM
*Rehearsal Dates: 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6 (dress rehearsal/concert); 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25 (dress rehearsal/concert); 5/2 Gala Concert.
Annual Fee: $595

CGYM Artist/Faculty Leadership


Youth Chamber Orchestra
Aaron Picht, Resident Conductor
Luis Biava, Music Director and Conductor Emeritus

Chamber Players Orchestra
Davyd Booth, Conductor

Baroque Players
Aaron Picht,Conductor

Young Artists Harp Ensemble
Kimberly Rowe, Conductor

Chamber Ensembles
Charles Parker, Jr., Coordinator
Coaching Faculty
Rebecca Ansel
Che-Hong Chen
Giullaume Combet
Sidney Curtiss
Glenn Fischbach
Charles Parker, Jr.

 

Ensemble-in-Residence:
Jasper String Quartet


MUSICIANSHIP CLASSES (Pre-teens and Teens)

Taught by Veronika Zhmeniak
Offered in two levels, basic and advanced, the goal of this course is to develop musicianship by integrating aural, written, vocal, and tactile skills. Using movable "Do" solfege, students learn to make the connection between musical notation and sound.

An evaluation to determine class placement can be taken Saturday, September 6 or 13, 2014.

23 Saturdays from October 4, 2014 through April 25, 2015 (No classes November 29, December 13 through January 10, and April 4).

Basic: An introduction to basic musical concepts, including rhythm, intervals, chords, solfege, sight-singing, and musical dictation. Students learn to recognize both aurally and visually, major and minor scales and chords as well as all the intervals within the major scale.
Class time: 11:00-11:50 am

Annual Fee: $360
Annual Fee for current CGYM students: $290

Advanced: An in-depth integration of all musical elements presented in the two previous levels, with an introduction to more advanced concepts, analysis, and composition. Students explore important differences between musical styles and analyze pieces of music from their own performance repertoire. Other skills developed include hearing and visually recognizing diminished, augmented and V7 chords, as well as chord inversions (including V7 chords and their resolutions), and tonic expansions.
Class time: 12:00-12:50 pm

Annual Fee: $360
Annual Fee for current CGYM students: $290

An evaluation to determine class placement can be taken on September 6 or 13, 2014.

Call 215.204.1512 for information.

 

ADULT CLASSES

Lessons and classes approved for Act 48 credits for PA educators.

Beginning Piano for Busy Adults | Singing for Busy Adults | Guitar for Busy Adults |Creativity & Collaboration, Instrumental & Vocal Ensemble | Reducing Stress through Mindfulness ande Song | Every Child Can! | Suzuki Piano Teacher Training

BEGINNING PIANO FOR BUSY ADULTS

Taught by Jay Epstein
Level 1: If you once played the piano or you're just dying to learn, here's your chance. Playing at a digital keyboard, learn basic rhythms, chords, note names and musical forms. Receive individual attention as you play with an ensemble, and practice on your own with headphones. Class size is limited.
Fall: 8 Mondays, September 29 - November 24, 2014 (No class October 13)
7:00 to 8:00 PM
Fee: $195
Winter: 8 Mondays, January 26 - March 23, 2015 (No class February 16)
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $195
Spring: 8 Mondays, April 6 - June 1, 2015 (No class May 25)
7:00 to 8:00 PM
Fee: $195

Registration fee waived.

Level 2: This course is designed for those who have completed level 1 or are proficient in basic notes and rhythm reading. Class size is limited.
Fall: 8 Mondays, September 29 - November 23, 2014 (No class October 13)
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $195
Winter: 8 Mondays, January 26 - March 23, 2015 (No class February 16)
7:00 to 8:00 PM
Fee: $195
Spring: 8 Mondays, April 6 - June 1, 2015 (No class May 25)
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Fee: $195

Registration fee waived.


GUITAR FOR BUSY ADULTS

Taught by Ross Mann
Ready to move beyond Guitar Hero? This class offers students from a variety of musical backgrounds an opportunity to learn the guitar in a group setting. Classes will address learning how to accompany songs, play music in a wide variety of styles, read music, write songs, improvise and more! Students must provide their own acoustic guitars and tuners.   

8 Saturdays, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Fall: October 11 - December 6, 2014 (no classes November 29
Winter: January 17- March 7, 2015
Spring: April 11 - June 6, 2015 (no classes May 23)
Fee: $195
Registration fee waived.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES

Saturday, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Fall: September 27, 2014
Winter: January 10, 2015
Spring: March 28, 2015

Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number

Click here to review academic calendar for holidays.

SINGING FOR BUSY ADULTS

Taught by Adrienne Dafcik
Take advantage of this opportunity to develop your vocal skills in an informal and supportive atmosphere. The class focuses on posture, breath control, tone production, diction, and the development of basic musicianship skills.

8 Mondays, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Fall: September 29 - November 24, 2014 (No class October 13)
Winter: January 26 - March 23, 2015 (No class February 16)
Spring: April 6 - June 1, 2015 (No class May 25)
Fee: $195
Registration fee waived.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES

Monday, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Fall: September 22, 2014
Winter: January 12, 2015
Spring: March 30, 2015

Call 215.204.1512 for reservation and room number

Click here to review academic calendar for holidays.

NEW! CREATIVITY & COLLABORATION, INSTRUMENTSAL & VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Taught by Jay Epstein
Instrumentalists and vocalists of all playing levels are welcome in this class. Learn the fundamentals of improvising, arranging, and ensemble playing in a comfortable, low-pressure group environment. Play, listen to, and create music in new and exciting ways. This course combines formal music instruction with learning-by-doing using jazz and popular music. Although no audition is required, ensemble members need to be able to read music and have use of personally owned or rented instruments. This ensemble is a great way to be involved in music-making outside of traditional lessons and ensembles, while at the same time working within a structured and nurturing environment.
8 Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Fall: October 21 - December 16, 2014 (no class November 25)
Fee: $195
Winter: January 20 - March 10, 2015
Fee: $195
Spring: April 7 - May 26, 2015
Fee: $195
Registration fee waived.


NEW! REDUCING STRESS THROUGH MINDFULNESS AND SONG

Taught by Dr. Alexander deVaron
This class will offer complete training in how to engage and reduce the stress in one’s life, and we’ll sing while we do it! There are two aspects to relieving stress: gaining insight into its causes; and engaging in practices, such as singing and meditation, that undo the stress reaction itself. Each class will include a short presentation on the dynamics of the stress reaction, guided meditation, group singing, and discussion. By the end of the 8 weeks, you will have gained valuable insight into how your mind works, learned powerful meditation techniques, felt the transformative power of group singing, and leave with a complete tool kit to help you face the challenges in your life.
8 Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 PM
FALL: October 8 - December 3, 2014
Fee: $195
WINTER: January 21 - March 11, 2015
Fee: $195
SPRING: April 8 - May 27, 2015
Fee: $195
Registration fee waived.

 


EVERY CHILD CAN!

Taught by Joan Krzywicki
This course is an introduction to Dr. Suzuki's philosophy and its application to Suzuki education developed by the Suzuki Association for the Americas (SAA). For parents, teachers of all instruments, perspective teachers and others, this new course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. This course includes an introduction to learning styles, history of the development of Suzuki education, the role of parents, the importance of Suzuki pedagogical training and an overview of the SAA's role in supporting teachers and parents.

A prerequisite for Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Unit 1, this class is also strongly recommended for parents of all Suzuki students.
Saturday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Fall: October 11, 2014
Spring: May 9, 2015
Fee: $140
Course materials are included and registration fee is waived.

 

SUZUKI PIANO TEACHER TRAINING
Taught by Joan Krzywicki
This course is for experienced piano teachers, as well as college-level piano students, who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of the Suzuki method. Fifteen hours of studio observa¬tion are required during the course. Registrants will receive a list of required materials. Topics covered include philosophy, first lessons, parent orientation and studio business poli¬cies. The series of courses involves a thorough study of the books of the Suzuki Piano School. Emphasis is on how basic piano technique is developed, starting with the Twinkle Variations. Those who complete all requirements will be officially registered as Suzuki teachers by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Prerequisite: Every Child Can, SAA Membership, SAA video audition (see www.suzukiassociation.org)

Unit 5
5 Fridays, 9:00 AM to Noon
October 10 - November 14, 2014 (no class October 17)
Fee: $400

Unit 1
8 Fridays, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
January 23 through March 13, 2015
Fee: $670

For Units to be offered during the summer Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Institute at Temple University, refer to the Suzuki Association of the Americas website (www.suzukiassociation.org) or the Suzuki Journal as of February 2015.

 

NIGHT OWLS CAMPUS COMMUNITY BAND*
Directed by Deborah Confredo, Professor of Music Education, Boyer College of Music and Dance
The Night Owls Campus Community Band is a large concert wind band that is comprised of community members from the Greater Philadelphia area along with Temple University students and staff. The ensemble meets one evening per week, totalling two hours of rehearsal. Repertory performed includes standard wind literature and crowd-pleasing favorites. Membership in the Night Owls requires no audition, however, participants need to be able to read music and have use of personally owned or rented instruments. At the end of each semester the “Night Owls” will give a performance at the Temple Performing Arts Center.
Rehearsal location: Presser Hall, Temple University Main Campus
Rehearsal time: 8:00-10:00 PM

Fall: 12 Mondays, September 15 - December 8, 2014
Fall Concert: Monday, December 8 at 7:30 PM 
Fee: $25
Spring: 12 Mondays, January 26 - April 20, 2015 
Spring Concert: Monday, April 20 at 8:00 PM 
Fee: $25

To register for Night Owls Band, click here.

*Those interested in taking this workshop for college credit please contact the Boyer College of Music and Dance office at 215.204.8301.

 

NEW! SINGING OWLS CAMPUS COMMUNITY CHOIR*
Directed by Rollo Dilworth, Music Education Chair, Boyer College of Music and Dance
The Singing Owls is a chorus comprised of Temple University students and members of the Greater Philadelphia community, and is open to all without audition. All singers will need to be assessed for the purpose of placement within the ensemble. The primary goal of the Singing Owls is the appreciation and performance of music from diverse places, cultures, and time periods. Singers will learn and develop skills such as uniform pitch, rhythm, dynamics, breathing, posture and diction. The repertoire for this ensemble varies from semester to semester, but is selected to expose students to the gamut of choral music, from the 16th century to today, and from across the globe.
Rehearsal location: Presser Hall, Temple University Main Campus
Rehearsal time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Option voice and sight-singing classes: 7:00-7:30 PM
Fall: 12 Tuesdays, September 2 August 26 (please note change of starting date) through November 18
Fall Concert: Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 PM
Fee: $25
Spring: 12 Tuesdays, January 20 through April 14
Spring Concert: Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 PM
Fee: $25

 

For more information and to register for Singing Owls Choir, click here.

 

*Those interested in taking this workshop for college credit please contact the Boyer College of Music and Dance office at 215.204.8301.


SUMMER PROGRAMS

Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Institute at Temple University | Broadway Triple Threat: Musical Theater Summer Intensive | 2012 Summer Dance | Summer Music Theory Intensive

2014 / 2015 BROADWAY TRIPLE THREAT, PHILLY: SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE (For young actors 13 through 15 yrs. and 16 through 21 yrs.) One week camp
Broadway Triple Threat at Temple Music Prep, is based on a model of the highly acclaimed musical theater intensive, Broadway Triple Threat NYC (BTTNYC), developed by Catherine Cox and David Evans*. The highly-focused, six-day program is designed for young actors in two age categories, 13 to 15 and 16 to 21, who want to advance their talent and artistry in singing, dancing and acting, with the goal of developing into a “triple threat.” Students will be taught by Broadway veterans who will instill the craft and conviction required to fully express and project a character. Also included is a master class with a special guest artist from the Broadway industry. The six-day intensive will culminate in a relaxed final presentation for family and friends that celebrates process, talent, and individuality.
Admission by audition only. Information regarding application and audition process click here.
Call 215.204.1512 for details.

Location: Pearson Hall, Temple University Main Campus

Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

2014 - August 11 – August 16

2015 - Dates to be determined. Check our website after March 2015.
Fee before June 1: $695

Fee after June 1: $750

Additional $20 non-refundable application fee required, payable online with PayPal.

Limited scholarships may be available. To be eligible for a scholarship, application and program registration must be completed. Contact the Temple Music Prep Office. 215.204.1512 or musicprep@temple.edu. Click here for further information about application.
*Catherine Cox, Artistic Director – Tony Award nominated Broadway veteran
David Evans, Music Supervisor – Currently Associate Conductor of Wicked on Broadway
Abbey O'Brien, Choreographer - Choreographer for hit TV show Smash


2015 SUMMER DANCE (Ages 8 through teens)
Taught by Victoria McGuigan
A special summer opportunity for participants in Modern Dance and Ballet Techniques or for dancer at an equivalent skill level.

Class time: 5:30 to 7:00 PM
5 Tuesdays and 5 Thursdays
June 23–July 23, 2015

Location: Friends Select School, 17th and the Parkway (access entrance via the parking lot on 16th Street side)
Fee: $210

 

2014 / 2015 SUMMER MUSIC THEORY INTENSIVE: (High School and College Students)

Taught by Dr. Girard Kratz and Veronika Zhmeniak
Conveniently offered just prior to the Fall Semester, this one-week summer program consists of written and aural components. The course provides students with a thorough grounding in writing/singing fundamentals: keys, intervals, triads, 7th chords, and basic harmonic functions. Students are introduced to solfege/ear-training: identifying intervals, triads, sight-singing basic melodies, dictation of basic melodies.

Class time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday through Friday
2014: August 11 - August 15, 2014

2015: August 10 - August 14, 2015

Location: Temple Center City, 1515 Market Street
Fee: $300

 

2015 GREATER PHILADELPHIA SUZUKI INSTITUTE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
(For children involved in instrumental study via the Suzuki approach and piano and violin teachers registered with Suzuki Association of the Americas - SAA) https://suzukiassociation.org/
This Suzuki institute is the first SAA approved Summer Institute in Philadelphia. Many more activity options are in development. We are excited that Temple University Music Preparatory Division is able to house this initiative at the Boyer College of Music and Dance on the Temple University Campus. Participants will have the opportunity to study and grow in newly renovated facilities of a leading university-based music college, central to a city known for its arts and culture.
Location: Temple University-Presser Hall, 2001 N 13th Street, Philadelphia PA 19122

2015 Summer Session: Anticipated dates are August 8 - 12, 2015. Refer to the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) website after February 28, 2015 for confirmation of 2015 summer dates https://suzukiassociation.org/


For Teachers
Details about Suzuki book levels to be announced after February 28, 2014 on the SAA website and Journal. For teaching prerequisites and audition details please refer to the official SAA website.

For Children accompanied by parents
Instruction in piano, violin, cello, and guitar available
Additional electives and enrichment.

Faculty
Hannah Doucette, Violin
Jay Epstein, Piano
Emily Jennings, Piano
Joan Krzywicki, Piano
Karen Meier, Cello
Daphne Pantelopulos, Piano
Carol Tileston, Guitar

Housing information available upon request

For more information, visit the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Institute website or contact:
Mark Huxsoll, Director
Phone: 215-204-1512
Fax: 215-204-5492
musicprep@temple.edu

 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT THE BOYER COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DANCE                                                                 

2015 workshops and dates to be determined. Online registrations for Summer 2015 available after April 1, 2015 at:http://www.temple.edu/boyer/summerworkshops

ALAN ABEL ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION WORKSHOP (6 days)
Clinics and master classes on orchestral repertoire for snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba, tambourine, triangle, castanets, and other instrument with faculty that has included Alan Abel, Christopher Deviney, Don Liuzzi, Angela Zator-Nelson, Tony Orlando, and She-e Wu.

SUMMER TROMBONE WORKSHOP (9 days)
Summer Trombone Workshop explores trombone repertoire in nine days of intensive study. A distinguished faculty offers students private and public lessons, lectures and concerts. Students work closely with faculty toward public performances at the end of the workshop.

TAUBMAN SEMINAR (6 days)
The Dorothy Taubman Seminar teaches the principles of the Taubman Approach through in-depth instruction, hands-on sessions and master classes.

TEMPLE SINGS (5 days)
Temple Sings invites choral conductors and enthusiasts to gather for an opportunity to hone their complete choral craft – from daily master-classes in conducting gesture to interest sessions on a wide variety of topics, including rehearsal techniques, score study, vocal health and technique, selecting excellent repertoire and reading sessions.

WIND CONDUCTING AND TEACHING WORKSHOP (5 days) 
Wind conductors and educators of all levels are invited to participate in the summer WCTW. Daily sessions explore physical gestures and relationships to sound, baton technique, rehearsal technique, approaches to score study, percussion tips, programming and repertory ideas, and more. Three Tracks of Training are offered, the Chamber Track Participants receive a public, recorded performance at the end of the workshop.