SCHOOL OF MUSIC

YOUTH ENSEMBLES
St. Cecilia Music Center’s Youth Ensembles offer a unique opportunity for students in Grades 3-12 to practice, perform and perfect their instrument of choice. An inspiring place for aspiring musicians, the School of Music offers weekly after-school rehearsals during the school year with each semester culminating in a performance in Royce Auditorium.


ORCHESTRA AND BAND PROGRAM

 Auditions are required for all orchestra and band ensembles. Audition Information

SINFONIA
An advanced entry-level string orchestra introducing beginners to the elements of teamwork and ensemble performance.
Conductor: Erin DeYoung
Rehearsal: Mondays, 5:30-6:45pm
Tuition: $420 per year, $210 per semester or $46.67 per month (9 months)
Fall Semester starts Monday, September 9, 2019


CONCERT ORCHESTRA
A preparatory string ensemble for intermediate students with moderate ensemble experience.
Conductor: Patricia Wunder
Rehearsal: Mondays, 6-7:30pm
Tuition: $420 per year, $210 per semester or $46.67 per month (9 months)
Fall Semester starts Monday, September 9, 2019.


PHILHARMONIC
An advanced orchestra, complete with strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, playing challenging works from classical, musical and film scores.
Conductor: Dan Scott
Rehearsal: Mondays, 7:15-9:15pm
Tuition: is $420 per year, $210 per semester or $46.67 per month (9 months)
Fall Semester starts Monday, September 10, 2018


CONCERT BAND
An advanced middle school wind, brass and percussion ensemble for students in grades 6-10 focusing on mostly traditional band music and challenging works by local musicians.
Conductor: Cullen McCarthy
Rehearsal: Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Tuition: $420 per year, $210 per semester or $46.67 per month (9 months)
Fall Semester starts Tuesday, September 10, 2019

“My daughter has grown as a musician in the time she has spent in Concert Band. She truly enjoys being with other students who have a passion for music. She has enjoyed the musical direction provided by her band director who also clearly has a passion for music. It has been a great experience!”


JAZZ PROGRAM

 Auditions are required for all jazz ensembles. Audition Information

JAZZ COMBO
Through the study of jazz standards, the Jazz Combo focuses on the skills necessary for performance:
music theory, ear training, improvisation, memorization, and form. All instruments welcome.
Students should be proficient on their instrument but can be new to jazz.

Conductor: Dr. Robin Connell 
Rehearsal: Tuesday, 6:00 pm

JAZZ BAND
Advanced Level Jazz Band focusing on jazz repertoire and improvisation for winds, strings, piano, bass, guitar, and drums.

Conductor: Dr. Paul Brewer
Rehearsal: Tuesday, 7:30 pm

TUITION
$470 per year (Starts November 5, 2019) 
Discount of $50 to sign up for the full year.  Discounts also available for students in other ensembles. 


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact education director Martha Bundra
at martha@scmc-online.org  or call 616.459.2224 (ext. 206).