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Winter 2021 Virtual Short-Term Classes

Beat the winter doldrums by taking one of a dozen exciting classes offered virtually this winter by our creative faculty members. Many of these classes are new, developed specifically for the online setting.


  • Learn about movie music, songwriting, composing, and how to practice;
  • Develop your listening skills for concert music or perform contemporary classical music in an online ensemble or blues band;
  • Explore the intersection of cartooning and musical sound;
  • Experience the “Lord of the Rings” of India or Sanskrit chanting in two yoga workshops;
  • Even use your music to battle monsters in an online action-adventure story!

See below for the full list of classes and workshops being offered this winter!

Online Contemporary Classical Ensemble for Strings, Winds, and Percussion – NEW!
Evan Meccarello, Conductor
Thursdays, January 28-February 11, 2021
Ages 13-18

Virtual Listening Sessions: Concert Music Over the Past 100 Years
Molly McDonald, Instructor
Mondays, February 1-April 12, 2021
Grade 9-adult

Songwriting for Self-Expression – NEW!
Elizabeth Clough, MT-BC
Mondays, February 8-April 19, 2021 - ON STANDBY
Ages 14-18

Composer’s Club
Dave Chisholm, Instructor
Tuesdays, April 20-May 25, 2021 - NEW DATES
For students entering grade 4 through adult

Music for the Movies – NEW!
Julia Goodwin, Instructor
Wednesdays, February 3-April 14, 2021
Grade 8-adult

String Improv 101: Learn to Jam Along! – NEW!
Natalie Spehar, Instructor
Wednesdays, April 21-May 26, 2021 - NEW DATES
Grade 9-Adult

Play for Your Life!!! – NEW!
Warner Iveris, Instructor
Wednesdays, February 10-April 21, 2021 - NEW DATES
Ages 8-12

How to Practice – NEW!
Warner Iveris, Instructor
Tuesdays, February 23-April 27, 2021 - NEW DAY AND DATES
Ages 14+

Comics & Music
Dave Chisholm, Instructor
Thursdays, February 11-March 25, 2021 - ON STANDBY
For students ages 12-18

The Modern Flex Band – NEW!
Armand Hall, Instructor
Saturdays, February 13-April 24, 2021 - ON STANDBY
Ages 13-adult, all instruments welcome

The Ramayana: An EPIC Yoga Workshop – NEW!
Sandra Boysen Sluberski, RYT500, Instructor
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Grade 9-adult

The Art of Sanskrit Chanting for Meditation and Relaxation – NEW!
Sandra Boysen Sluberski, RYT500, Instructor
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Grade 9-adult