Trad Music Ensembles
Thursdays 7-8:30 pm
Trad Music Ensemble will focus equally on group performance and individual musicianship while playing with others. Repertoire for the class will be sent out via audio and sheet music prior to each class, thus reserving time in class for arranging, improvising, harmonies, ear-training, chord theory, melodic variation, and general discussion. The repertoire will feature tunes from a wide variety of sources including traditional and popular music of North America, the British Isles, and Northern Europe. Level: beginning-intermediate to advanced; the ability to read music is helpful but not required; playing by ear will be a staple of the class. The class focus will include preparation for a performance on May 16 at UVMC’s Sing & Play Festival.
Prerequisite: Intermediate or above; ability to play by ear
Length: 6 weeks; 1 hour 30 minute classes (spring)
Cost: $140 (spring)
Minimum Enrollment: 7
Faculty: Jeremiah McLane