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  • Young boy carrying percussion sticks
  • Children singing
  • Children singing
  • Children singing
  • Humboldt Music Academy Class Session
  • Boy playing cello
  • Boy playing violin
  • Kids playing violin
  • In the String Orchestra
  • Girl carrying a violin
  • Girls playing fiddle
  • Boy playing piano, with instructor
  • Girl and boy playing piano duet

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES

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.

Academy Fiddlers

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).

String Orchestra

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.

Flute Choir

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.

Jazz Ensemble

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.

 

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