2021 Course Selection

2021 UAF Summer Music Academy Courses.


8:30am-10am

Please indicate your preference of class for this hour, keeping in mind that you may be placed into sectionals or rhythm theory based on your audition results.

Choices

  • 01

    Concert Band

    This band is intended for wind & brass players of all levels.

  • 02

    Guitar Ensemble

    This class is designed for all guitar majors, meaning guitar is your primary instrument.

  • 03

    Piano Masterclass

    This masterclass is designed for all piano majors, meaning piano is your primary instrument. Please come prepared with a solo selection you have been working on.

  • 04

    Voice Masterclass 

    This masterclass is designed for all voice majors, meaning voice is your primary instrument. Please come prepared with a solo you have been working on.

  • 05

    String Masterclass 

    This masterclass is designed for all string majors, meaning violin, viola, cello, or bass is your primary instrument. Please come prepared with a solo you have been working on.

  • 06

    Percussion Ensemble 

    A workshop in music at the cutting edge. Students will be instructed and coached in contemporary music written by composers such as Steve Reich, John Cage, Nigel Westlake, Dan Levitan, and Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic. An introduction to music written especially for percussion!

10:00am-11:30am

Choices

  • 01

    String Orchestra 

    This orchestra is intended for string players of all levels.

  • 02

    Jazz Band

    Open to all students who have an interest in jazz music. Jazz Band is a large ensemble made up of Brass, Woodwinds, & rhythm (bass, keyboard, percussion) instruments.

  • 03

    Boomwhacker Ensemble 

    Open to all students. Experience the fun in making music using Boomwhackers. This class is open to all students that want to try something new and a bit silly.

  • 04

    Jazz/Show Choir (It’s All About Glee!)

    This ensemble will perform various styles of music, including Broadway show tunes, pop, and jazz. This is a group of strong singers who will also utilize dance and movement.

  • 05

    Brass Ensemble 

    Open to brass students. This ensemble is entirely made up of instruments within the brass family (trumpet, horn, tuba, etc). You will play a variety of styles and techniques alongside faculty, staff, & mentors.

  • 06

    Drumline

    Open to all students. This group will learn drumming techniques often used in marching bands and drumline competitions.

  • 07

    Piano Greats 

    This class is intended for piano students. You will learn about the greatest pianists in history and discover the styles and techniques that made them stand out.

  • 08

    Flute Choir

    Open to flute students. This ensemble is entirely made up of instruments within the flute family. You will play a variety of styles and techniques alongside faculty, staff, & mentors.

  • 09

    Reed Choir

    Open to reed students. This ensemble is entirely made up of instruments within the reed family (clarinet, saxophone, etc). You will play a variety of styles and techniques alongside faculty, staff, & mentors.

  • 10

    Ukulele

    This class is open to all students; you must bring your own ukulele. No experience required. This will be an introduction to playing ukulele in a wide range of popular styles. The class will cover tuning, chords, scales, progressions, and right hand technique while strumming away to your favorite songs!

  • 11

    Beginning Piano 

    This is for anyone interested in learning a new skill or working on skills you have already learned. The instructors will work with each student at his/her own pace.

1:30pm-3:00pm

Choices

  • 01

    Academy Wind Ensemble

    By Audition only. This ensemble is for advanced students who will perform with Academy faculty, staff, mentors, and advanced students. If you choose this option, be sure to choose a second option in case you don’t audition into the group.

  • 02

    Intro to Jazz Combo 

    Open to all students interested in jazz music. This small ensemble will create more intimate jazz music than the larger jazz band.

  • 03

    Orff Ensemble 

    Open to all students. Create music using a variety of instruments designed for the Orff teaching method.

  • 04

    Rhythm Theory 

    Understanding how to count rhythmic patterns is a basic requirement for musicians. This class will give you the information you need in order to become an accomplished musician.

  • 05

    Concert Choir

    This is an advanced choir. Students will perform classical choral works with SMA faculty, staff, & mentors.

  • 06

    World Beat

    Open to all students. Explore rhythm & drumming. Students can help create their own rhythms and songs using a variety of drums & drumming techniques.

  • 07

    American Traditional Music

    Open to all instruments. Explore the many varieties and sounds of American folk music. Various types of tunes will be taught by ear while students learn about the history of American folk music as well as the ornaments, stylistic elements, and history that make this type of music unique.

  • 08

    String Chamber Music

    Students are placed in chamber music classes based on audition and instrument. In a chamber music section you will have opportunities to play one to a part with no conductor while receiving regular coaching from one of our faculty. Participating in chamber music is a great way to develop your musicianship..

  • 09

    Class Piano

    This is for anyone interested in learning a new skill or working on skills you have already learned. The instructors will work with each student at his/her own pace.

3:00pm-4:30pm

Choices

  • 01

    Academy Orchestra

    By Audition only. This orchestra is for advanced students who will perform with Academy faculty, staff, and mentors. If you choose this option, be sure to choose a second option in case you don’t audition into the group.

  • 02

    Jazz Combo

    By Audition only. This small, advanced ensemble will create more intimate jazz music than the larger jazz band.

  • 03

    Rock Band

    This small, amplified, ensemble will explore popular music styles such as rock, pop, country, etc.

  • 04

    Musical Theatre 

    If you love musicals, then come sing and dance with us to your favorite tunes from Broadway!

  • 05

    Brass Masterclass

    This masterclass is designed for all brass majors, meaning brass (trumpet, horn, tuba, etc) is your primary instrument. Please come prepared with a solo selection you have been working on.

  • 06

    Drum Kit

    Open to students interested in learning drum kit. This class will collaborate with the Rock Band & Jazz Combo.

  • 07

    Woodwind Masterclass

    This masterclass is designed for all woodwind majors, meaning a woodwind (flute, clarinet, etc) is your primary instrument. Please come prepared with a solo selection you have been working on.

  • 08

    Class Piano

    This is for anyone interested in learning a new skill or working on skills you have already learned. The instructors will work with each student at his/her own pace.