If you love to sing and want to join a choir, pursue solo work or just get a solid grounding in musicianship, these music-reading classes are a must. Using repertoire of all styles as a base, adult students progress rapidly, gaining a practical understanding of music theory and compositional techniques along the way. All classes are taught by Liz Fleischer, hailed by New York Magazine as "one of New York's great teachers" and The New York Times as "a teacher who gets results." Read an article about Sight-Singing.
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Beginner: Intro to pitch and rhythm reading, ear-training and theory.
Intermediate I: Major and minor scales, intervals, simple modulations and functional chromaticism singing rounds and part-songs.
Intermediate II: Intervals in the context of key, with emphasis on the mastery of tonal conventions and chromaticism. Music of all eras.
Lab Choir I: Gain pitch-reading fluency and confidence applying practical, streamlined, tonally-based techniques to the study and performance of part-music.
Lab Choir II: Focus on ensemble skills and strategies for experienced readers, drawing from classical part-music, folk arrangements, and pop standards. Special focus on rhythmically challenging materials.
Lab Choir III (Advanced): Continuing focus on ensemble skills and strategies drawn from challenging classical repertoire of all eras, folk arrangements and pop standards, with special focus on rhythmically demanding materials.
Fall 2021-22 classes
Beginner Refresher: A review of basic reading technique, ear-training, dictation and music theory through study and performance of songs, rounds and part-music. (A full Beginner course will be offered in the spring.) Online, through videos and written materials.
Chromatic Workshop, Part 1: Using Major and minor scales and allied modes as a base, students will be introduced to altered and modified repertoire of all eras, working toward pitch clarity, confident reading technique and effective phrasing. (For more experienced students.) Online, through videos and written materials.