Humboldt Music Academy



Placement by instructor approval.

music note symbolAcademy Fiddlers Level 4

45 min.

Instructor: Sam McNeill

A Celtic fiddle class and performing ensemble for violin students playing at the Suzuki Book 5 or above level. Other instruments welcome (piano, guitar, whistle, flute, etc.).

music note symbolChamber Music

45 or 60 min. Two girl violin players

Intermediate and advanced level ensembles are available in various combinations of strings, woodwinds, brass and piano, depending upon the pool of students ready for small ensemble work.

music note symbolBeginning Flute Choir

45 min.

Instructor: Jill Petricca

An opportunity for flute players to participate in an interactive group and expand on concepts of unison, rhythm, harmony and independent playing. Music reading skills and concurrent private instruction required.

music note symbolAdvanced Flute Choir

60 min.

Instructor: Jill Petricca

An advanced ensemble developing ensemble skills, reading ability and rhythmic independence.

music note symbolHarp Circle

3 sessions, 90 min. each

Instructor: Judy Phillips

Traditional aural teaching method for Celtic harp students of all levels interested in learning and performing together. The group will meet the first Saturday of the month for three 90 minute sessions each term.

music note symbolJazz Ensemble

60 min.

Instructor: Bill Allison

Study and performance of jazz idiom instrumental music for jazz instrumentalists on sax, trumpet, trombone, bass, keyboard, clarinet, flute, violin and percussion. Stress on stylistic interpretations, jazz techniques, improvisation, and ensemble playing. Two years playing experience required.

music note symbolVocal Ensemble

Ages 10 & up   45 min.

Instructor: Bill Allison

Studies will include ear training, reading/sight singing, basic music
theory, vocal technique, and ensemble performance.

music note symbolWinds & Percussion

45 min.

Instructor: Josh Kieselhorst

Explore the styles of Second Line, Funk, traditional marching band, and
Brazilian Afro Bloc and Frevo traditions. All woodwind, brass, and
percussion instruments are invited to explore this groove-oriented music.
One year playing experience required. Course uses both written music and
rote memorization. Students bring their own instrument. Some percussion
instruments provided upon request.

Row of three horn players

music note symbolJunior Orchestra

60 min.

Instructor: Holly MacDonell

A first ensemble experience for student instrumentalists. Reading ability and rhythmic independence are developed through rehearsals. Students should be studying privately.