ONLINE CLASSES & ACTIVITIES


NOVEMBER:

An online “CHSMA GRADUATE CHAT” with CAMILLE JOHNSON, Broadway Musician and Pianist for HAMILTON!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 2:00 on ZOOM       SIGN UP HERE

 

OCTOBER:

A Four-Week Online Class for Families:   SIGN UP HERE!

               


SEPTEMBER:

FREE MUSICAL EVENT: COMPOSERS LOVE CRITTERS! With Chapel Hill composer and music editor EDWIN MCLEAN

Friday, September 18 at 4:00 on ZOOM                

 

 

Featuring music you may have heard and music that is new to you, our guest EDWIN MCLEAN will explain why so many composers have been inspired by animals – their sounds, their appearance and their personalities. Listen as he plays us examples of various pieces that bring these “CRITTERS” alive!

Recommended for children 10 and older. Bring the whole family! There is no charge, just sign up so that we can send you the link to participate!

 

 

 

 

 


AUGUST:

FREE FAMILY EVENT: MEET THE WOODWIND FAMILY!

Friday, August 7 10:00 am on ZOOM

Join in the fun as our new woodwinds teachers, CASSANDRA HANSON (Clarinet) and MOLLY SMITH (Flute, Piccolo) introduce us to the various member of the woodwind family of musical instruments. You’ll be surprised at how many there actually are and how different they all sound from one another!

This free event is part of our CHSMA ONLINE offerings and is a great way to spend an hour with your family and friends online!

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND

 

 

 

 

 


AUGUST CABARET NIGHTS!

Thursday and Friday from 7:00-8:30 pm

Hosted by voice instructor Chuck Higgins!

 

FOR AGES 10 and up

SING YOUR HEART OUT!

Join fellow CHSMA students and your fabulous host for two nights of vocal fun and fellowship. We may be online, but we can still perform and share our favorite music with each other.

Broadway tunes, pop hits, jazz licks, classical songs – whatever makes you happy!

SPACES ARE LIMITED, SO SIGN UP HERE TO PARTICIPATE

 

 

 

 


 

JULY:

FREE ONLINE CLASS: BEGINNING RECORDER FUN!

Mondays July 13 – August 3 at 1:30pm

Ages 5-12 (Ages 7 and under will need the supervision of a parent during the class)

GABRIELLE CLEVELAND-FARRINGTON, Instructor

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Session #1: Introduction to the Soprano Recorder/Playing B and A. Kids will learn how to produce pitch and play the notes B and A on the Soprano Recorder.  Kids will play interactive computer games to practice producing characteristic sound for both pitches.  Kids will use notes B and A to play simple melodies and identify B and A on the treble clef staff.

Session #2:  Playing G.  Kids will build on the previous week’s knowledge of notes B and A by reviewing simple melody. Kids will learn to play the note G on the Soprano Recorder.  Kids will play interactive game to practice producing characteristic sound for note G.  Kids will play interactive game to combine notes B, A and G.

Session #3: Playing B, A and G Songs. Kids will put previously learned knowledge into practical use by learning to play 3 songs using the notes B, A and G from the Recorder Karate Curriculum.

Session #4: Playing B, A and G Songs – Continued. Kids will continue to learn a variety of B, A and G songs from the Recorder Karate Curriculum.  Kids will conclude online recorder class by playing interactive recorder game to demonstrate their learning.

Recorders can be purchased at:  Music and Arts and Dollar Tree stores, and Amazon online. Or ask a friend with older kids – they may have one to lend you!


WHAT ARE THEY REALLY LOOKING FOR AT MY AUDITION?

A chance for student actors to find out how to do well at auditions of any kind!

Saturday, July 25 from 2:00-3:30 pm

Free for CHSMA students and their friends!

90-minute Session with six Triangle directors and music directors who have worked with students in both professional and other productions.

Directors will each speak individually about the most important things they look for during auditions and also share ideas in a round-table discussion.

There will be a lively Q&A Session using pre-submitted & live questions from students to help them gain insight into this important topic. Part of CHSMA’s Musical Theatre Training Program.

Reserve Your Place Here

 

MEET THE DIRECTORS:

JERI LYNN SCHULKE           PETE COMPERATORE              IAN FINLEY

 

 


 

 

ANGELA SANTUCCI                MARK HARTMAN                    JOANNA LI


ONLINE CLASS:  DISCOVERING YOUR ACTING TYPE

Use it to select roles, songs, monologues, and audition material

Four one-hour sessions on Fridays from 3:00-4:00 pm, July 17, 24, 31, & Aug. 3

Free to CHSMA Students, $150 for non-students

 

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Instructors will provide instructional material to students and make assignments prior to the live classes. The information gathered is then explored and practiced during the online interactive class provided on the Zoom platform.  

WEEK ONE:  How to Determine Your Acting Type 

  1. Intro to types; examples shown
  2. Considering physical appearance, age and characteristics as they relate to type
  3. Questionnaire results and assessment
  4. Selecting your personal type

WEEK TWO: How to Select a Song for Your Acting Type

  1. Singing Examples discussed
  2. Discussion of musical styles, sounds, time periods, registration
  3. How to develop your own MT audition song “book” 
  4. Selecting your personal song cut

WEEK THREE: How to Find a Monologue for Your Acting Type

  1. Explaining the different kinds of monologues 
  2. How type affects monologue choice
  3. Resources for monologues
  4. Selecting your personal monologue cut

WEEK FOUR: Putting it all together

  1. Learning correct audition practices 
  2. Rehearsing song cuts
  3. Rehearsing monologue cuts
  4. Instructor feedback

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: At the end of the course, each student will turn in a short video for inclusion in a YouTube Workshop Presentation. 


 


MAY/JUNE:

Free ONLINE Classes* for Students!
While we’re not able to offer our typical workshops at this time due to social distancing, we’ve been working with two very talented teachers to offer some unique opportunities to learn together!  We are offering two different online classes starting this month.
How do CHSMA Online Classes work?
CHSMA Online Classes provide students with four lessons as part of an integrated curriculum.  Lessons are progressive (they build on the skills explored in earlier lessons) with one lesson each week. CHSMA Online Classes are taught using a “flipped classroom” model.  This means the teacher provides instructional material to students before the live class to review.  Those skills are then explored and practiced during a real-time online interactive class provided on the Zoom platform. We’re excited to announce two very different Online Classes for you to try!

“The Science of Music” 

Explore the “how” and “why” of important musical concepts using fun activities designed especially for young students.  Our professional, accredited early education specialist has created a hands on curriculum using State Educational Standards for science and art.

  • Begins the week of May 11th.  Instructional material to be provided by Monday of each week.  Live online class (via zoom) to be held each Wednesday at 1:00 PM)
  • Recommended Ages: 11 years old and younger (please note that very young students may require an adult’s help)
  • Instructor: Gabriel Cleveland is a professional, accredited music teacher with Durham Public Schools and specializes in early education.  A private piano instructor at CHSMA, she works with younger students and is well known for her clear and age-appropriate lessons and inventive and appealing learning ideas.

REGISTER HERE TODAY

 

“Guitar Pro: A Tutorial in Notation and Practice Methods”

A tutorial on how to use Guitar Pro, a music notation software primarily designed for guitar players but with features for easy notation in any instrument. Students will learn how to use the software to view, edit, learn and practice, and write music of their own.
  • Begins the week of May 25th.   Instructional material to be provided by Monday of each week.  Schedule for live classes TBD.
  • Recommended Ages: 12 and older (please note, younger students may request admission provided they read music and have a teacher recommendation)
  • Instructor: Andy McGirr 

REGISTER HERE TODAY

 

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