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GTCYS Calendar: Online Summer Sessions

June 2020

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  • Online Summer Session: Bowing Boot Camp
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  • Online Summer Session: Music Theory and Listening Skills I
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  • Online Summer Session: Scales and Improvisation
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  • Online Summer Sessions: Music Theory and Listening Skills II
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  • Online Summer Session: String Theory
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  • Online Summer Session: Music Theory and Listening Skills III
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  • Online Summer Session: Fundamentals of Conducting
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  • Online Summer Session: Introduction to Baroque Music
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  • Online Summer Sessions: Music History and Appreciation I – Birth of the Symphony
June 8, 2020
  • Online Summer Session: Bowing Boot Camp

    June 8, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Led by Mary Sorlie

    Free and open to string players in grades 3-8
    Register online by Monday, June 8 at 12pm 

    This session is designed for beginning string students and will cover fundamental bow strokes and articulations. Students will learn how and when to use legato, staccato, pizzicato, marcato, spiccato, and more! 

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June 9, 2020
  • Online Summer Session: Music Theory and Listening Skills I

    June 9, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Led by Ernesto Estigarribia
    Free and open to students of all grades and instruments
    Register online by Tuesday, June 9 at 12pm 

    Join GTCYS online for a series of three interactive sessions led by Sinfonia East conductor Ernesto Estigarribia. Students of all ages will be introduced to music theory, listening skills, and solfege to boost their musical skills and sight-reading abilities!

    Session #1 will cover topics including:

    • Major and minor scales
    • Key signatures
    • Basic rhythmic and melodic dictation
    • Introduction to solfege in treble clef

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June 15, 2020
  • Online Summer Session: Scales and Improvisation

    June 15, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Led by Mary Sorlie

    Free and open to string players in grades 3-8
    Register online by Monday, June 15 at 12pm 

    Looking for a way to learn your scales AND enjoy them? This session for beginning string students will focus on major and minor scales, but other scales (chromatic, blues, and modal) will also be explored.  Learn how scales are built and new ways to practice them with improvisation and rhythm patterns. 

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June 16, 2020
  • Online Summer Sessions: Music Theory and Listening Skills II

    June 16, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Led by Ernesto Estigarribia
    Free and open to students of all grades and instruments
    Register online by Tuesday, June 16 at 12pm 

    Join GTCYS online for a series of three interactive sessions led by Sinfonia East conductor Ernesto Estigarribia. Students of all ages will be introduced to music theory, listening skills, and solfege to boost their musical skills and sight-reading abilities!

    Session #2 will cover topics including:

    • Intervals
    • Intermediate rhythmic and melodic dictation
    • Sight singing
    • Introduction to solfege in bass clef

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June 22, 2020
  • Online Summer Session: String Theory

    June 22, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Led by Mary Sorlie

    Free and open to string players in grades 3-8
    Register online by Monday, June 22 at 12pm 

     This session for beginning string players will help make the connection between music theory and your fingerboard. Mary will lead students through key signatures, harmonics, scale patterns and time signatures and help enhance their music fundamentals. 

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June 23, 2020
  • Online Summer Session: Music Theory and Listening Skills III

    June 23, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Led by Ernesto Estigarribia
    Free and open to students of all grades and instruments
    Register online by Tuesday, June 23 at 12pm 

    Join GTCYS online for a series of three interactive sessions led by Sinfonia East conductor Ernesto Estigarribia. Students of all ages will be introduced to music theory, listening skills, and solfege to boost their musical skills and sight-reading abilities!

    Session #3 will cover topics including:

    • Taking the mystery out of common musical terms
    • Chord structures
    • Solfege in both treble and bass clefs

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June 25, 2020
  • Online Summer Session: Fundamentals of Conducting

    June 25, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Led by Mark Russell Smith, GTCYS Artistic Director
    Free and open to all instruments in grades 9-12
    Register online by Thursday, June 25 at 12pm 

    Join Maestro Smith for a session that explores the many skills and knowledge that orchestra conductors use every day, including beat patterns, ear training, music history, and more! Learn about preparing a score and orchestral parts for study and performance. GTCYS Sinfonia East conductor Ernesto Estigarribia will co-host and take questions about all aspects of the art of conducting.

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June 29, 2020
  • Online Summer Session: Introduction to Baroque Music

    June 29, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Led by Mary Sorlie

    Free and open to students in all grades and instruments
    Register online by Monday, June 29 at 12pm 

    This session will provide a broad overview of music of the Baroque period.  Composers, repertoire, and characteristics of Baroque music will be discussed. Learn why music of this time period is now called HIP! 

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June 30, 2020
  • Online Summer Sessions: Music History and Appreciation I – Birth of the Symphony

    June 30, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Led by Ernesto Estigarribia
    Free and open to students of all grades and instruments
    Register online by Tuesday, June 30 at 12pm 

    This series of three interactive sessions led by Sinfonia East conductor Ernesto Estigarribia will lead students through the history of orchestral music and explore great masterpieces that shaped the orchestra as we know it. The first session in this series will cover the beginnings of the symphony starting with Haydn and other Classical Era composers through brief excerpts and discussion.

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