Adam Bodony
Artistic Director

Janette Brown
Executive Director

Susan Kitterman
Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus

Additional Instruction Add-ons

Learn more about our classes in Music Theory, Music History, Chamber Music (strings only), and Conducting.


Scroll down for complete info on each course.

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Music Theory 1 - open to Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra musicians

This introductory course seeks to provide students with a basic understanding of music theory concepts that are fundamental to developing fine musicianship. During nine class sessions, students will explore a variety of topics including reading music in treble and bass clef, major and perfect intervals, major key signatures, major scales, the fundamentals of rhythm and meter, and basic ear training. Students will explore examples of the course material in the classical literature, and practice applying the material in informal performance situations. Topics covered during each class will be cumulative; therefore consistent attendance is essential to the student’s successful mastery of the material. This module is designed for students who have had little previous instruction in music theory. Class size is limited to 15. Cost: $50/session.

RequirementsTake a scheduled music theory pre-test at Butler University, room 044, tentatively scheduled for 12pm at August 20, 2017.

This class meets at Butler University, Sundays from 12-12:50pm starting 9/10/17. 

Music Theory 2 - open to Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra musicians

This nine-week course is a continuation of module 1. Students will continue to develop
fluency in major keys, major and perfect intervals, rhythm and meter, and aural skills.
This module also introduces minor intervals, minor key signatures, and minor scales.
Students will explore examples of the course material in the classical literature, and
practice applying the material in informal performance situations. Topics covered during
each class will be cumulative; therefore consistent attendance is essential to the student’s
successful mastery of the material. This module is designed for students who have had
little previous instruction in music theory. Class size is limited to 15.  Cost: $50/session. 

RequirementsTake a scheduled music theory pre-test at Butler University, room 044, tentatively scheduled for 12pm at August 20, 2017.

This class meets at Butler University, Sundays from 12-12:50pm starting 9/10/17. 

Music History - open to Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra musicians

This nine week survey course is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of the history of
Western Music, from Ancient Greece to the modern era. During this nine-week course, we will
explore the major periods of western music, gaining a knowledge of important composers, music
styles and traits, and the history that surrounds them. This class is designed for students looking
to put their musical repertoire into context while preparing for collegiate placement
exams. Music history is the story of musicians building upon the practices of the past; therefore,
it is important that students choosing to enroll commit to consistent attendance as to not miss the
steps taken by composers to arrive at the music of today. Class size is limited to 15. Cost: $50/session. 

This class meets at Butler University, Sundays from 12-12:50pm starting 9/10/17.

Chamber Strings - open to Symphony Orchestra musicians only

This offering is designed to give string players the opportunity to play in a chamber music setting and receive instruction in higher-level chamber music techniques, such as style, sound, listening, and tuning.  Three settings will be offered, one for each main concert cycle.  Settings will culminate in performances on stage at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.  Enrollment is on a setting-to-setting basis. Cost: $25/cycle.

This class meets from 4-5pm at Butler University in Lilly Hall room  112.

 

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