NEW: Piano ensembles

Overview     piano-many-hands

Piano Ensemble Class provides piano students the opportunity to experience ensemble playing with other pianists. Performing as a large group on multiple keyboards in the Mason Gross piano laboratory, students will learn 2-3 selections a semester, drawing from the piano-duet repertoire.

Students will attend weekly rehearsals, where they will work with an instructor who will also conduct the ensemble. Students must attend 90% of rehearsals in order to perform on the end-of-semester recital.

Students will be grouped by ability level; approximate student performance levels are indicated in the class descriptions below. Students may choose to join an ensemble group one level lower than their performance level if desired. Sample repertoire for each level will be posted soon.

Students may participate in a single level over the course of multiple semesters, or until s/he is ready to graduate to the next ensemble.

All participants must be enrolled in private piano instruction at the Extension Division. Piano ensembles are not intended to take the place of private piano instruction.

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Piano Ensemble Improvisation Class for Intermediate & Early Advanced Students

  • Instructor: Alex Clough
  • Class day & time: Saturdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Class dates
    • Fall semester: October 6 – December 22, 2018  Cancelled
      (Sample class on 10/6, 10/13, 10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17, 12/1,12/8,12/15, 12/22)
    • Spring semester: February 16 – May 11, 2019
      (2/16,2/23,3/2,3/9, 3/16,3/23,3/30,4/6,4/13,4/27, 5/4,5/11)
  • Skip dates
    • Fall semester: no classes on 11/21-11/25  Cancelled
    • Spring semester: no classes on 4/20-4/26
  • Student performance level: Royal Conservatory Music Development Program levels 4-8, or ABRSM Levels 3-7. View the RCM piano syllabus | view the ABRSM syllabus
  • Repertoire for this ensemble: to be determined.
  • Tuition: Fall semester $225 | Spring semester$325.00 (includes the cost of music)
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Piano Ensemble I: Early Intermediate

  • Instructor: Michael Noble
  • Class day & time: Saturdays., 1-2 p.m.
  • Class dates
    • Fall semester: October 6 – December 22, 2018  Cancelled
      (Sample class on 10/6, 10/13, 10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17, 12/1,12/8,12/15, 12/22)
    • Spring semester: February 16 – May 11, 2019
      (2/16,2/23,3/2,3/9, 3/16,3/23,3/30,4/6,4/13,4/27, 5/4,5/11)
  • Skip dates
    • Fall semester: no classes on 11/21-11/25
    • Spring semester: no classes on  4/20-4/26
  • Student performance level: Royal Conservatory Music Development Program levels 1-3, or ABRSM Levels 1-2. View the RCM piano syllabus | view the ABRSM syllabus
  • Repertoire for this ensemble: click here.
  • Tuition: Fall semester $225| Spring semester $325.00 (includes the cost of music)
  • REGISTER NOW

Piano Ensemble II: Intermediate

  • Instructor: Michael Noble
  • Class day & time: Saturdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
  • Class dates
    • Fall semester: October 6 – December 22, 2018  Cancelled
      (Sample class on 10/6, 10/13, 10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17, 12/1,12/8,12/15, 12/22)
    • Spring semester: February 16 – May 11, 2019
      (2/16,2/23,3/2,3/9, 3/16,3/23,3/30,4/6,4/13,4/27, 5/4,5/11)
  • Skip dates
    • Fall semester: no classes on 11/21-11/25
    • Spring semester: no classes on 4/20-4/26
  • Student performance level: Royal Conservatory Music Development Program levels 4-6, or ABRSM Levels 3-5.  View the RCM piano syllabus | view the ABRSM syllabus
  • Repertoire for this ensemble: click here.
  • Tuition: Fall semester $260 | Spring semester $375.00 (includes the cost of music)
  • REGISTER NOW

Piano Ensemble III: Early advanced

  • Instructor: Enriqueta Somarriba
  • Class day & time: Mondays, 6-7 p.m.
  • Class dates
    • Fall Semester:  October 8 – December 17, 2018  Cancelled
      (Sample class on 10/8, 10/15, 10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19, 11/26,12/3,12/10,12/17)
    • Spring Semester:  February 18 – May 13, 2019
      (2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/1, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13)
  • Skip dates:
    • Fall semester: no classes on 11/21-11/25
    • Spring semester: no classes on 4/20-4/26
  • Student performance level: Royal Conservatory Music Development Program levels 7-8, or ABRSM Levels 6-7.  View the RCM piano syllabus | view the ABRSM syllabus
  • Repertoire for this ensemble: click here.
  • Tuition: Fall semester $295| Spring semester$425.00 (includes the cost of music)
  • REGISTER NOW

Piano Ensemble IV: Advanced

  • Instructor: Enriqueta Somarriba
  • Class day & time: Mondays, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
  • Class dates
    • Fall Semester:  October 8 – December 17, 2018  Cancelled
      (Sample class on 10/8, 10/15, 10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19, 11/26,12/3,12/10,12/17)
    • Spring Semester: February 18 – May 13, 2019
      (2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/1, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13)
  • Skip dates:
    • Fall semester: no classes on 11/21-11/25
    • Spring semester: no classes on 4/20-4/26
  • Student performance level: Royal Conservatory Music Development Program levels 9-10, or ABRSM Levels 8.  View the RCM piano syllabus | view the ABRSM syllabus
  • Repertoire for this ensemble: click here.
  • Tuition: Fall semester $ 350| Spring semester $500 (includes the cost of music)
  • REGISTER NOW
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