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Vocal technique will be taught through songs from a range of vocal literature — from pop to Broadway to classical.  Opportunities to perform solo will be offered in a master-class setting.  Choral singing in harmony will also be included, based on the abilities and the number of students in the course.  We will also focus on sight reading and theory for the beginning singer.  This class will end with a recital of solos, duets, and choral works covered in class.  All abilities and levels of experience are welcome in this non-threatening opportunity to raise your voice in song!  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 10 sessions; starting 3/28/2018, ending 6/6/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/4/2018)

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Tuition: $250.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Jennifer Tibbetts 



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To celebrate the turn of the season, this class will listen to and examine a variety of music inspired by spring, including Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” (orchestral suite), Frederick Delius’s “On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring,” Robert Schumann’s Symphony No 1, Op 38 (“Spring Symphony”), Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” and, the most famous of all, Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” from the Four Seasons.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 4/17/2018, ending 5/15/2018

Tuition: $150.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : John T. King 



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Back by popular demand we will take another look at music and dance.  The use of popular songs as background to popular dance has a rich history going back to the nineteenth century.  We will explore music and dance from popular twentieth century venues like music halls, street performances, and later vaudeville, radio, jazz, tap dance and Broadway.  This course includes structured lectures and video to learn about contemporary performers and use of popular music by choreographers and dancers such as the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, and Paul Taylor.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/26/2018, ending 5/3/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Saul Spangenberg 



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The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, continues its performances at your local movie theater, including these operas this fall and winter: Join us in advance of each screening for a lively discussion of each opera’s history, highlights, libretto, and cultural and social significance.  After this engaging preview, illustrated with video and audio samples, students will get the most out of viewing the opera performances on their own. Luisa Miller on April 10    

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 4/27/2018, ending 4/27/2018

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Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hoff-Barthelson Music School Location : 
  Hoff-Barthelson Music School.

Instructor : Charles Coleman 



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This course looks at jazz music as a living tradition, one that continues to innovate and reinvent both the modern and popular music worlds.  Explore the current New York jazz scene by previewing a selection of current artists and the concerts they are playing while also placing these artists in a wider historical context.  As part of setting this context, the course will examine the background of some of New York’s storied jazz venues, a critical part of the city’s musical tapestry.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 5/1/2018, ending 5/15/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 5/8/2018)

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Daniel Blake 



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The Great American Songbook, also known as American Standards, is the canon of the most important and influential American songs  from the early and mid-20th century.  Included are the most popular and enduring melodies that were created primarily for Broadway musical productions and Hollywood musical films.  The Songbook comprises standards by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, and many others.  This five-part series will present clips from vocalists and arrangers, both past and present, who have interpreted these timeless melodies.  Examine how the songs’ placements within the context of a musical show or film added to their historical significance and made them truly unforgettable.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 7/11/2018, ending 8/8/2018

Tuition: $125.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Richard Knox 



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