OPEN CLASS: WED 2/16 at 7 pm
To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212 501 3360.
"A must for singers, and so much fun..." - Bette Midler • "Holy Moses, what a great class!" - Theatre Resources Unlimited
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.
Scroll down to view 2021-22 classes.
Class Level OVERVIEW
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.
SPRING 2021-22 classes
Beginner: Introduction to basic reading technique, ear-training, eye-training, dictation and music theory through study and performance of songs rounds and duets. In-person.
Intermediate I: Intensive interval work in the context of key using the harmonic and melodic conventions of Major scale as a base, featuring songs, rounds and part-music. This critical level provides a strong foundation for further study, aided by reusable learning tapes and a “studio audience” for ensemble practice. Online.
Chromatic Workshop (Lab Choir): Using Major and minor scales and allied modes as a base, students will explore the expressive and persuasive powers of chromatically altered repertoire, working toward more confident reading and more effective blend and phrasing. Online.