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Leonard Bernstein was the first musician to harness the power of television in the service of teaching the broad public music appreciation, appearing seven times during the ’50s on “Omnibus.”We’ll watch and build from Bernstein’s lectures, using them as our point of departure for a far-reaching exploration of a wide range of topics, including...
Join those who share a deep love of music in an environment where familiar masterpieces are made fresh and lesser-known artists and masterworks become familiar. Each semester is devoted to a new topic, such as Mozart’s tumultuous career, the rise of Modernism or the history of American jazz.
The school of Music Orchestra has gone through many transformations over its history that spans nearly a century; one underlining vision has remained the same: to provide opportunities to talented amateurs who have entered other professions to continue developing their musical talents and to offer aspiring young artists an opportunity to hone their...
Sign up for professional coaching, culminating in a performance, with flexible scheduling. Groups are formed based on level (beginner through advanced), repertoire interests and availability. Start date and meetings are individually agreed upon at the convenience of all in a group. All instruments and levels welcome.Chamber Coaches: Igor BegelmanInna...
Learn about the various tools and programs you need to compose, record and produce music.Focus on composing with software, editing samples, using sample libraries, creating electronic tracks, manipulating audio and mixing and mastering your tracks. We will mainly use Logic Pro but will also demonstrate programs like Finale, Kontakt, Reason, Recycle,...
Bernstein’s Norton Lectures explored in depth. Topic is subject to change. Please call the music office after Jan 1 for confirmation.
Students learn how to use various microphones and microphone techniques to record, edit and mix live music with Pro Tools®.
Recommended for concurrent study with Grades 7 – 8 of the Practical Examination of MDP.
Every year the 92Y faculty successfully prepares and coaches students to audition for and gain admission to high schools like LaGuardia.
Understand the process, learn how to manage your time and take control of the audition, and be prepared to succeed and execute on the day you need to shine and impress. Private lessons are available in conjunction...
Learn the basics of cello playing in a fun and supportive group setting!This class is open to adults who are absolute beginners and/or those returning to the cello and wanting to brush up on the fundamentals. Repertoire includes scales and short, easy pieces that will be played together as a class.
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Explore the role of music as a background.
With material ranging from short commercial spots to scenes from feature-length films, learn how to sync the music to the sequence, find the right tempo, choose the best sounds/instruments, create hit points and export music to the film. Basic Mac knowledge required.
For teens and adults.
Led by a team of established composers active in the New York and international music scenes, this course exposes students to various approaches to music composition and performance, focusing on different compositional methods and culminating in an end-of-term performance
Composer/producer/rapper/guitarist Gene Pritsker covers the full production of hip-hop, from writing lyrics and music to creating beats from scratch and using loops.
With programs like Logic, Reason, Finale, Recycle and Digital Performer, focus on utilizing sampling and MIDI techniques to create memorable hip-hop songs. At the end of the class each...
Explore the world of blues, standards and jazz tunes under the guidance of a professional jazz artist and educator. Bassists, guitarists and pianists should be able to read chord symbols at a minimum and others should be decent readers. All should have some experience improvising on jazz standards ("Autumn Leaves," "Summertime", etc.). It's a playing...
Learn the fundamentals of jazz keyboard with a professional performer and educator. The beginner level covers the fundamentals of jazz harmony, rhythm, melody, improvisation and repertoire from the jazz pianist’s perspective. Topics include harmonic voicings, rhythmic “comping” and solo piano styles. The repertoire consists of songs from the...
From the world of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos at the dawn of the Age of Enlightenment to the revolutionary world of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, join us on a journey through the Baroque and Classical styles, the music of Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart and Haydn and the timeless forms they created and perfected, such as the symphony, concerto,...
Learn the fundamentals of jazz keyboard. The Intermediate/Advanced course continues the areas of study covered at the Beginner class at a more challenging level. New topics include advanced jazz scales, “upper-structure” chords and harmonic alterations, chord substitutions, and advanced rhythmic concepts. The repertoire may delve into the compositions...
Recommended for concurrent study with Grades 1 – 3 of the Practical Examination of MDP.Pitch: double sharps, double flatsRhythm: times values, time signatures in compound time, double dots, breve notes and restsScales: major/minor, related keys, enharmonic, technical names of scale degrees, whole tone, chromatic, blues, pentatonic, octatonicIntervals:...
The course aims to teach the modes of the major and harmonic minor scales and how they apply to improvising over jazz standards.Part of each class is devoted to improvising over easy standards and jazz tunes such as "Autumn Leaves," "Black Orpheus" and "Blue Monk." Note: Basic instrumental proficiency and chord-reading skills required. Bassists,...
Savor the spotlight and learn the fundamentals of cabaret, including choosing the right material, song interpretation, microphone technique and stage presence.The workshop culminates with a performance at a New York City cabaret. Thirteen sessions include a technical rehearsal and performance.
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