Humboldt Music Academy believes that making music together is an essential part of musical training. Ensemble participation supplements private study; we expect all students also to be taking lessons on their instrument.
We offer opportunities to perform in state-of-the-art venues at HSU and throughout the community. Placement in ensembles is by instructor approval.
Saturdays, Music Room 130
- Level 1: 9-9:30 a.m.
- Level 2: 9:30-10:15 a.m.
- Level 3: 10:15-11 a.m.
- Level 4: 11-11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Sam McNeill
Humboldt Music Academy offers four levels of group fiddle instruction. Students are placed by age and playing level. Other instruments welcome by audition (piano, cello, mandolin, whistle, harp, flute, etc).
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Music Room 131
Instructor: Holly MacDonell
A first ensemble experience for string students. During rehearsals, emphasis is on developing reading ability, rhythmic independence, and ensemble skills.
Saturdays, time TBA, Music Room 109
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.
Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., Music Room 106
Instructor: Bill Allison
Study and perform jazz idiom instrumental music with stress on stylistic interpretations, jazz techniques, improvisation, and ensemble playing. Two years playing experience required.
Saturdays, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Instructor: Teresa Walker
Students in the third grade and up will build repertoire and hone ensemble playing skills. Aimed at students who have begun Soprano recorder studies at school.