TMS campuses are open. In-person & online offerings available. Bop Stop has very limited in-person capacity, but livestreaming available. Administrative staff mostly working remotely, but using a staggered on-campus scheduling. TMS campuses are open. In-person & online offerings available. Bop Stop has very limited in-person capacity, but livestreaming available. Administrative staff mostly working remotely, but using a staggered on-campus scheduling. TMS campuses are open. In-person & online offerings available. Bop Stop has very limited in-person capacity, but livestreaming available. Administrative staff mostly working remotely, but using a staggered on-campus scheduling.
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Adult Music Theory (Level 2) - UC Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
This course will continue to build upon the foundational skills introduced in Adult Music Theory Level 1.

Cellists and the 20th Century (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS faculty cellist David Ellis as he explores the explosion of popularity of the solo cello during the 1900’s, ranging from Casals to Rostropovich to Yo-Yo Ma. In addition, participants will dive into the influence the 1900’s had on composers as they experimented with what defined classical music, and how these cellists and composers related both to each other and the world around them. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, and group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Chamber Music Intensive (UC) - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Using their hallmark teaching techniques, the Cavani String Quartet will lead inspiring chamber music education in the Chamber Music Intensive Online program this fall. Emphasis will be placed on interpersonal dynamics and musical curiosity as catalysts for empowering passionate chamber music performances at the highest level. Over the course of three sessions, participants will delve into the lives and string quartets of Beethoven and Bridgetower through the lens of the inquisitive performer. The four components of each session will be: Collaboration and rehearsal techniques, investigating Beethoven and Bridgewater’s world, their personal histories, and their scores, breakout sectionals, and communal play-in. Everybody plays with a pre-recorded Cavani String Quartet. Ages: 12 and up

Flautrageous & Champagne Flutes - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS flute instructors Jane Berkner and Linda White as they lead an online forum for intermediate and advanced flutists. Through online sessions, participants will receive instruction and fine tuning of both flute-playing and performance skills. Sessions will consist of warm-ups, lectures, demonstrations, lively discussions, and occasional interviews with guest flutists and other musicians. This course will also cover a limited range of repertoire, including play-along sessions.

J@MS Program & Ensemble - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Study and play one of America’s most important original art forms from the comfort of your own home, in small and medium sized Zoom sessions on Saturday mornings. Students will experience a curriculum each day that includes 40-minute modules in jazz combo, jazz theory, rhythm section styles, piano class, horn section styles, and rhythmic studies. One of the goals of the semester is to perform at BOP STOP @ THE MUSIC SETTLEMENT, for a live-streamed concert that will be broadcast for friends and family to enjoy from anywhere. Special guests and masterclasses are also being planned for the fall J@MS online semester.

Listening to Viol Consort Music (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join us as we revisit the music of the Renaissance era! TMS faculty cellist David Ellis leads this listening appreciation class, focusing mainly on works for viol consort

Magnolia Flute Ensemble - Fall 2020 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS flute instructor Jane Berkner for an engaging online forum for continuing beginner and intermediate flutists. Through online sessions, participants will receive instruction and fine tuning of both flute-playing and performance skills. Each session will include play-along opportunities, with content designed around the music of the day

Music as a Second Language - S1 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Do you speak music? Join TMS Piano Department Head Arthur Kane as he explores the concept of Music as a Second Language. Participants will compare spoken languages with the language of music, exploring form and style, as well as grammar and structure. Learn how musical notation relates to the grammar of a written sentence, and the differences that can be found in different forms of literature. Explore different historical eras (e.g., Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) and the influence they had on both the written word and music. Sessions will consist of presentation, listening exercises, music theory, and small group discussion. Recommended for musicians and non-musicians alike.

Rock & Pop Music History and Theory - S1 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Taught by TMS’ Rock & Pop Academy (RPA) Department Head, Alfredo Guerrieri, this course is an a la carte online offering not only for students enrolled in RPA, but for anyone else that has an interest in learning more about 20th century popular music. This fun, interactive course will cover aspects of popular music from 20th century on, as students explore many differing styles and artists within the genre. Topics will include playing styles, instruments, songs/albums, and their roots and influences. The music theory aspect will include major and minor keys, diatonic harmony, chords, and modes, and more topics as they apply to popular music. Use of an instrument during the session is optional. All skill levels accepted (some basic experience with music theory will be helpful)

The Teaching of Action in String Playing - S1 (VIRTUAL OFFERING)

Where: Off-Campus
Join TMS faculty cellist Ida Mercer as she leads a guided tour of Paul Rolland’s string pedagogy book, The Teaching of Action in String Playing. Participants will learn the importance of freedom, ease, and comfort while playing, as well as the use of good motion patterns to reduce excessive tension. This course is relevant at any point on the journey of playing a string instrument, leading to improved technique and enhanced resonant tone. Sessions will consist of video presentations of Rolland, demonstrations and application of his techniques, as well as small group discussion

Virtual Music Lessons

Where: Off-Campus
Private music instruction in all instruments, voice, music theory, and composition -- all from the comfort of your own home.

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