A large ensemble modeled after afro-pop bands of West Africa but fused with American influences. Styles include afro-beat, soukous, and derivative American styles.
The Celtic Music ensemble will study and perform the music of broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe.
Reggae Dub ensemble students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals.
An advanced performance ensemble geared towards experimenting with different musical styles, traditional and contemporary, from North Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean, in
In this class we will experiment with microtonal arrangements of Western classical, Middle Eastern and other non-Western and jazz/fusion compositions.
The Vocal Music of South Africa ensemble will study perform the music of African contemporary artists. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals.
Qantara Berklee is an ensemble that blends Arab, jazz, Western classical, and Latin American music to transcend the boundaries of genre and geography.
Development of ensemble group-playing skills, focusing on the roles of the guitarist.
Performing groups for guitar principals.
This ensemble will aid the student in performing in a jazz trio setting of guitar, acoustic bass, and drum set.
An ensemble for aspiring classical guitarists of all levels, based on the traditional repertoire class, where standard and lesser-known works of guitar literature are performed, coached, and discus
An intermediate level ensemble focusing on the rehearsal, recording, and performance of literature written or transcribed for classical guitar.
In-depth approach to guitar performance, with each section of the course dedicated to signature repertoire and vocabulary of specific artists.
Sight-reading and performing more advanced literature written or transcribed for classical guitar.
Level 3 Small Band Jazz ensemble will study and perform jazz in the context of a small band. Students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals.
The Music of Elvin Jones ensemble will focus on the work of legendary jazz drummer Elvin Jones as featured with John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner, and many others.
The Level 3 Smooth Jazz ensemble will study and perform smooth jazz in the context of a small band. Students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals.
This course is designed for the student who wishes to further abilities in conducting. Emphasis is on rehearsal techniques and interpretation while working with a live orchestral ensemble.
Detailed attention to typical vocal repertoire with extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques as they apply to specific public school groups.