CMS offers six weeks of private lessons and summer camps during July and August. Summer registration begins in May for current students and is open to new students beginning June 1st. Private lessons are billed at the prevailing rate. Please contact Karen Barrett, CMS Registrar about scheduling lessons and for information about teacher availability. Karen is available Monday-Friday after 3pm . Call 610-489-3676 or email email@example.com.
Private instrumental and vocal lessons are available July 8-August 14. Current CMS students may register for summer lessons beginning May 13th and new students beginning June 1st. Please contact our Registrar at 610-489-3676 Monday-Friday after 3pm to schedule lessons. (see website for faculty bios)
Registration for private summer lessons is on a first come, first serve basis. Payment for private summer lessons is due in full at time of registration. Any outstanding balances must be
paid in full in order to register for summer lessons. Summer scheduling is flexible therefore; students should only sign up for lessons on dates they can attend. No refunds or make-ups will be given
for missed summer lessons.
2013 Summer Camps - Please click on the link for more information about each camp
- Progressions Jazz & Rock Week - July 8-12 9am-4pm
- Crescendo Chamber Music Camp - July 14-19 9am-5pm
- Vivace Strings Camp - July 29-August 2 9am-1pm or 9am-4pm
- Collaborative Piano Camp - August 5-9 9am-1pm
2013 Summer Classes
Intro to Music Theory ages 8-12 years
Weeks 1-6 Wednesdays 6-7pm
Instructor Brad Rau
Students can get a jump start on music theory studies by enrolling in this course. Startingwith very basic concepts of music notation the class will cover treble and bass clef notereading, rhythm notation and reading, scale construction, ear training and more. Successfulcompletion of this course may enable students to test out of some levels of the ABRSM theorycurriculum offered at CMS during the regular school year.
Composition – ABRSM Theory Book 6 and above
Weeks 1-6 Wednesdays 7-8pm
Instructor: Brad Rau
This class will provide a foundation for students interested in composing and will include instruction on how to compose for various instruments. The class will discuss compositional elements from the baroque through modern periods. Students will be encouraged to discover their own compositional style through writing assignments. Students are required to be at ABRSM level 6 or higher.
Bail Out! Adult Jazz Ensemble – Call CMS for rehearsal schedule.
Cost: $10 per session
Here's a chance to put your improvisational chops to the test with a small group! Songschosen will vary from beginner to advanced intermediate. Soloing and improvisation are afactor to small group performance, and each student will be given the tools to create theirown solo part. Reading single-note melodies is strongly recommended, and students of chordinstruments (guitar/piano) should have some idea of the construction of jazz chords (major 7,minor 7, dominant 7).
Milestones in Music for Ages 3mo-7 yrs.
Milestones in Music will introduce your child to a musical world filled with singing, imitatingsounds, rhyming, sound identification, instrument exploration and creative movement. Wewill pair music with expressive language, storytelling, peer interaction, movement andpretend play for a enjoyable musical experience. We believe that music education should bea fun and joyful experience for children. Click here for the summer schedule.