SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Adult Programs

 

The St. Cecilia School of Music provides a life-enriching and educational opportunity for adult amateur musicians of varying abilities to enjoy the experience of making music in an ensemble setting. There is a place for everyone, even those who recently took up an instrument. Ensembles perform concerts at least twice each season in the Royce Auditorium.  Each ensemble has a few outreach concerts throughout the year as well.  



Grand Band
This band for adults of various skill levels encourages adult students to explore their musical talents and experience the joy of making music. The band performs a variety of music including classical, Broadway and pop. Tuition: $250 per year / $125 per semester (1 student). Discounts available for 2nd family member. Financial Assistance available. Conductor Paul Keen.  Rehearsal Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Grand String Orchestra
The St. Cecilia Grand String Orchestra welcomes violin, viola, cello and double bass players from near-beginner to intermediate level. The emphasis is on having fun and learning classical and popular music together in an informal and non-competitive atmosphere. While the group will focus on ensemble skills and on developing general musical and string skills, it is also and opportunity to meet other adult string players and make some great music. Tuition: $250 per year / $125 per semester (1 student). Discounts available for 2nd family member. Financial Assistance available. Conductor Cyndi Betts Rehearsal Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45p.m.


ADULT SUMMER CAMP
Grand Band Camp
This week offers a relaxed and social atmosphere with director Chris Hansen leading the group in some great band favorites. The group will play through a variety of music the first day in order to choose specific pieces to prepare for their grand finale performance which will be free and open to the public Tuition is $45 per person.


Drop and Refund Policy
Students dropping the program after the 2nd week of rehearsals or before the mid-semester deadline (fall, November 14; spring, March 14) will receive a 50 percent refund for that semester if full tuition has been paid. Students dropping after mid-semester will not receive a refund. A drop form must be received by the deadline or the full tuition will be due. Contact the education office at 616.459.2224 (ext. 206) for a drop form.