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Young People’s Chorus@ Thurnauer - Virtual Choir Video Class

Join one of our small-group singing classes!  Sing show-tunes, gospel music, and pop music with friends! Each class creates a virtual chorus music video that can be shared with friends and family.  Special learning tracks provided.  Classes will include dance parties, fun challenges, trivia and more!

Watch our full choir in a virtual performance conducted by choral director Emma Brondolo:



For more information, contact Emma Brondolo at ebrondolo@jccotp.org

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Ages 9-13
Stand alone class
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$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV01S0

Ages 9-13
Stand alone class

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM


Register
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV01S0

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Ages 9-13
Taken with private lessons
Register
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV02S0

Ages 9-13
Taken with private lessons

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM


Register
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV02S0

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ages 14-18
Stand alone class
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$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV03S0

Ages 14-18
Stand alone class

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Register
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV03S0

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ages 14-18
Taken with private lessons
Register
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV04S0

Ages 14-18
Taken with private lessons

7 times on Wednesday
Jul 15 - Aug 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Register
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV04S0

7 times on Tuesday
Jul 14 - Aug 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ages 6-8
Stand alone class
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$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV05S0

Ages 6-8
Stand alone class

7 times on Tuesday
Jul 14 - Aug 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Register
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50YPCV05S0

7 times on Tuesday
Jul 14 - Aug 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ages 6-8
Taken with private lessons
Register
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV06S0

Ages 6-8
Taken with private lessons

7 times on Tuesday
Jul 14 - Aug 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Register
$135.00 Member
$150.00 Public
50YPCV06S0

Virtual Gold Saxophone Summer Program

Ages 13+, with roughly 4+ years of experience playing saxophone

A program for intermediate and advanced saxophonists interested in developing their skills and artistry. Classes include ensemble practice, one-on-one lessons, special guest masterclasses, and studio classes where students perform for each other. Students learn to develop their musicality and pursue individual artistry across multiple genres, while strengthening their technical abilities and pursuing advanced playing techniques. The program culminates in the creation of a digital ensemble performance video.  Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $248 (members)/$275 (public).

Watch a virtual performance by members of Thurnauer's saxophone program:


Audition is required. Applicants must submit a video performance of a piece of their choice, to be reviewed by director Zach Herchen.  Read more about Mr. Herchen by clicking here.

Jul 14 – Aug 27, Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:15 pm

Additional sections will be added, if needed, depending on enrollment.
 

Gold Program
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50GSSP01S0

Gold Program
Stand alone class

Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50GSSP01S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Teen Town Virtual Jazz Combo

Ages 12+
For intermediate and advanced students; a minimum of two years instrumental experience is required.  Learn and play music with your peers and world-class seasoned New York jazz artists in the comfort of your home.  This is a unique opportunity to fine tune and practice the art of jazz improvisation, focusing on standard jazz repertoire, while using new real-time virtual audio/visual platforms.  Audition by video is required for new students.  ?Jun 29 – Aug 13, Monday and Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm
For intermediate and advanced students; a minimum of two years instrumental experience is required. 

Learn and play music with your peers and world-class seasoned New York jazz artists in the comfort of your home.  This is a unique opportunity to fine tune and practice the art of jazz improvisation, focusing on standard jazz repertoire, while using new real-time virtual audio/visual platforms.  Audition by video is required for new students.  Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $315 (members)/$350 (public).

Watch a virtual performance by four members of our Teen Town Jazz Combo:

Read about our Teen Town Jazz co-directors, Steve Johns and Debbie Keefe by clicking here.

Jul 13 – Aug 27, Monday and Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm

For more information, contact Dan Jatovsky at djatovsky@jccop.org
For intermediate and advanced students; a minimum of two years instrumental experience is required.  Learn and play music with your peers and world-class seasoned New York jazz artists in the comfort of your home.  This is a unique opportunity to fine tune and practice the art of jazz improvisation, focusing on standard jazz repertoire, while using new real-time virtual audio/visual platforms.  Audition by video is required for new students.  ?Jun 29 – Aug 13, Monday and Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm

Jazz Combo
Stand alone class
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$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50TTJC01S0

Jazz Combo
Stand alone class

Register
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50TTJC01S0

Virtual Chamber Music

Study and play some of the most beautiful music ever written. This course offers instrumentalists the opportunity to play together in small ensembles, where they will focus on valuable skills in musical expression, listening, leadership and responsibility.  Online audition required for placement.

45 minutes twice a week; days and times to be determined after audition.

Jul 13 - Aug 28

For an example of a virtual video performance, watch this performance by three Thurnauer students.

Chamber Music
Stand alone class
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$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50CHAM01S0

Chamber Music
Stand alone class

Register
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50CHAM01S0


Taken with private lessons
Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50CHAM02S0

Taken with private lessons

Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50CHAM02S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Music Technology (Virtual)

Ages 13+, comfort reading music and playing an instrument, plus enthusiasm for science and technology!

This class blends music, science, and technology.  Students learn how to record and produce music using microphones, synthesizers, computers, and recording software, and are taught a range of musical science and technology, including acoustics, instrument design, fundamentals of digital music, audio recording, and music production.  The program culminates in each student producing their own musical song from start to finish. 

Program director Zach Herchen explains:


Technical Requirements: Students need access to a computer or smart device (tablet or phone), plus headphones.  Examples are Apple computer, iPad, Windows laptop, or an android device. We will use free software for these devices and free websites in class.

Ju1 14 – Aug 27, Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-4:30 pm

Music Technology
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50COMT01S0

Music Technology
Stand alone class

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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50COMT01S0


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50COMT02S0

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50COMT02S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Virtual Ensemble X - Contemporary Music

Ages 13+, with roughly 4+ years of experience playing music

Students explore contemporary music creation through composition, improvisation and performance in this twice-weekly class.  The program focuses on creating new music through collaboration between student instrumentalists and student composers.  Students explore modern composition styles and performance techniques — learning some history, creating their own new approaches, and thinking beyond traditional formats to create music that is uniquely theirs.  Classes include ensemble rehearsal (online, Zoom), lessons on history and performance technique, and masterclasses with special guest faculty. The program culminates in the creation of a digital ensemble performance video of a newly composed piece of classical music.

Requirements: For intermediate and advanced musicians and composers.  Performance applicants must submit a video performance of a piece of their choice. Composer applicants must submit a PDF score (and if possible a recording or digital rendering) of an original composition.  Applicants will be reviewed by director Zach Herchen. 

Click here to upload application submission prior to enrolling

Jun 30 – Aug 13 Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15-6:00 pm

Ensemble X
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50EXCM01S0

Ensemble X
Stand alone class

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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50EXCM01S0


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50EXCM02S0

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50EXCM02S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Virtual Group Viola for Violinists

Age 10+, with completion of Suzuki Book 3
Playing viola is a valuable skill for violinists.  There are many advantages and opportunities for violinists who also understand the viola.  In this class, students explore the unique characteristics and subtle technical differences between the violin and viola, while learning to play music in the Alto clef and play pieces written especially for the viola.  Class size is limited to 4.  Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $315 (members)/$350 (public).

Jul 13 – Aug 27, Monday and Thursday, 4:30-5:15 pm

Group Viola for Violinists
Stand alone class
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$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50GVGV01S0

Group Viola for Violinists
Stand alone class

Register
$405.00 Member
$450.00 Public
50GVGV01S0

For information, please call Robyn Searles: rsearles@jccotp.org.

Virtual Rhythmic Poetry/Spoken Word

Ages 14+ (open to adults)

From Jack Kerouac to the Sugar Hill Gang to Wu Tang Clan to today’s latest stars, spoken word and music have become a major force in today’s artistic landscape.  Learn techniques used to create written poetry - from master wordsmiths - by focusing on the placement of words to rhythms or vice versa. Through games; exploring techniques used by artists of the spoken word such as beat poets, rappers, hip-hop artists from the 80s and 90s; and free spoken-word poetry, students discover their own voice.  Students learn to write and perform creative poetry and freestyle (spontaneous) poetry.  Class size limited to 8. 

Jul 13 – Aug 26, Monday and Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 pm

Rhythmic Poetry/Spoken Word
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50RPSW01S0

Rhythmic Poetry/Spoken Word
Stand alone class

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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50RPSW01S0


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50RPSW02S0

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50RPSW02S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Virtual Ukulele Class

Ages 9+ (including adults)
Beginner and Beginner/Intermediate level
If you’re looking for a fun and easy instrument to learn, the ukulele is the perfect choice.  Students learn the basics of ukulele playing including strumming patterns, proper technique and finger movements, fingerpicking patterns, chords and efficient chord changes.  Students can contact the instructor regarding purchase of ukuleles, electronic clip-on tuners, and other items.  Families welcome to join together.  Class size is limited to 6.

This class will be taught by faculty member Jonathan Trotta. Read more about Mr. Trotta by clicking here.

Jun 29 – Aug 12, Monday and Wednesday, 4:00-4:45 pm
Additional sections will be added, if needed, depending on enrollment.

Ukulele Class
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50UKGC01S0

Ukulele Class
Stand alone class

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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50UKGC01S0

14 times on Monday & Wednesdays
Jun 29 - Aug 12
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50UKGC02S0

Taken with private lessons

14 times on Monday & Wednesdays
Jun 29 - Aug 12
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM


Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50UKGC02S0

For information, please call Robyn Searles: rsearles@jccotp.org.

Virtual Guitar Technique Boot Camp

Age 10+ (including adults)
Intermediate and Advanced Guitarists (Suzuki Guitar Book 2+)

One quarter to one third of a classical guitarist's practice routine involves working on developing their physical technique through scales and technical exercises.  This means starting with a foundation of healthy positioning, healthy mechanics of movement, minimum functional tension at a slow tempo, and then careful building up the speed and agility of the movement patterns.  The breakdown for technical development roughly covers these three areas of practice; scales, left hand exercises (mainly slurs) and right hand patterns (mainly arpeggios and tremolo). This twice-weekly finger workout class is for students looking to bring their technical facility on the guitar to the next level and is designed to refine and build the guitarist’s technique through different daily workout routines and technical exercises.  Class size is limited to 6.   Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $248 (members)/$275 (public).

Jun 29 – Aug 12, Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-3:45 pm

Additional sections will be added, if needed, depending on enrollment.

Guitar Boot Camp
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50GTBC01S0

Guitar Boot Camp
Stand alone class

Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50GTBC01S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Virtual Introduction to Flamenco Guitar Style

Intermediate and Advanced Guitarists (Suzuki Guitar Book 3+ or equivalent)

Ages 10+ (including adults)

Learn the basics of flamenco guitar including common dance forms (Soleares, Farruca, Alegrias, Tangos, Rumba, Siquiriyas, Bulerias); strumming patterns using all your right hand fingers (rasqueado), falsetas (melodic solos), and techniques such as ligado (slurs), alzapua (thumb bass lines combined with thumb strums), and picado (fast scales).  Great for classical guitar students wanting to get an insight into the dances that influenced post Romantic Spanish composers such as DeFalla, Albeniz, and Granados.  Students should be able to play some basic first position chords and how to change easily from one chord to another prior to taking this class.  Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $248 (members)/$275 (public).

Jun 29 - Aug 12 Mondays and Wednesday 6:00 - 6:45 pm

Flamenco Guitar
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50IFGS01S0

Flamenco Guitar
Stand alone class

Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50IFGS01S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Virtual Music Theory for Guitarists

Age 10+ (including adults)
Intermediate and Advanced Guitarists (Suzuki Guitar Book 2+). 

Prerequisite: Students must be able to identify notes on staff, clefs, time signatures and rhythms, and know how sharps and flats work. 

Ever wonder why it helps you as a musician to learn music theory?  Does the stuff you learn in music theory seem like it has no relevance to learning the guitar?  This class bridges the gap between theory and what you play on guitar - for example, how to construct major, minor, augmented, diminished chords, and seventh chords and then figure out how to use this information to find chord shapes in various positions on the fingerboard.  Students will do harmonic analysis of Suzuki guitar pieces and then talk about how this information helps shape our musical interpretation. Class size is limited to 6. Note: Tuition for students taking this class together with private lessons is $248 (members)/$275 (public).

Jun 29 – Aug 12, Monday and Wednesday, 5:00-5:45 pm

Theory for Guitarists
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50MTFG01S0

Theory for Guitarists
Stand alone class

Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50MTFG01S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.

Virtual Jazz History

Ages 14+ (open to adults)

A broad overview of the rich and varied history of jazz from the 1900s to the 1970s and beyond.  Students will explore the major styles and innovators of jazz history including music from New Orleans early jazz, big band, bebop, cool, hard bop, free jazz, fusion, Latin jazz, and more with artists such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and others.  Classes feature listening to recordings and videos.  Class size limited to 8.  Taught by Terry Greene.

Jul 13 – Aug 26, Monday and Wednesday, 5:15-6:15pm

Jazz History
Stand alone class
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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50JAZH01S0

Jazz History
Stand alone class

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$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50JAZH01S0


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50JAZH02S0

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50JAZH02S0

For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.