We’ve got new classes starting in early February, both online and in-person at the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses, with health and safety measures in place, of course. The spring semester begins on Feb 1st and runs through June 19th, with a makeup week June 21-26.
We’re thrilled to offer such a wide variety of classes this spring. While we all look forward with hope to a brighter future, this is the perfect time to learn something new or improve your skills. Our ongoing safety plan includes limiting building capacity, staggering class times, wearing masks, and disinfecting studios and instruments between lessons. Your safety is our highest priority.
Music classes beginning in early February include Intro to Piano, with beginner and intermediate levels for adults; both are offered in Falmouth and online. Children ages five to 11 can enroll in the Piano Explorers class, held in-person in Barnstable. A small group of students are taught in a positive atmosphere.
For saxophone players ages ten and up who have at least two years experience playing their instrument, Saxophone Choir, held in Falmouth, is an opportunity to play with a friendly, fun ensemble and keep their skills up. Topics include embouchure, vibrato, articulation, tone, breath support, and extended techniques.
Group Guitar, for players ten and up, will meet on Saturdays in Falmouth and is a fun introductory course exploring the basics of music notation, chords, picking, and strumming techniques, with song selections from a variety of genres.
Two Flute Choirs are planned for Falmouth beginning in early April. Flute Choir is for ages 16 and up and Flute Choir Junior is for ages ten to 16. Being part of a wind group offers players a different experience from a mixed ensemble. By focusing on intonation, rhythm, tone and technique, students learn how to blend within the ensemble to create a unique and beautiful sound.
The Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra is now accepting new student auditions for the spring semester starting February 1st. The Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra, currently meeting online, is a full symphonic orchestra designed for our community’s most advanced and dedicated young musicians. Get the audition information; students are urged to submit their audition videos before the first rehearsal of the new semester on February 6th, but late submissions will still be accepted and reviewed.
The CJazz program gives youth and adult musicians of all skill levels a chance to play jazz standards in an ensemble, just like professionals on a bandstand. Students learn and play all styles of jazz (bebop, swing, Latin, 3/4, smooth, and standards). CJazz sessions are held in both Barnstable and Falmouth. Winter CJazz is happening now, and Spring CJazz begins in March.
Beginning in early March, the Cape Youth Chorale will be held in Barnstable and Falmouth for singers ages nine to 17. Due to the pandemic, the chorale experience has been reimagined, and instead of rehearsing for a performance, the Cape Youth Chorale will focus on composing an original song. This experience, focused on the local Cape environment as a theme, is part of a larger international songbook project. The Cape Youth Chorale will be guest taught by composer/performer/educator Carla Kihlstedt, and feature several expert guest educators.
From Russia with Love, running from the end of March through early June in Falmouth and online, focuses on Russian classical music and explores the major Russian composers and landmark works, including Tchaikovsky’s “Fate” Symphony and select ballets, Rachmaninov’s epic and emotive Second Piano Concerto, Mussorgsky’s crowd pleasing "Pictures at an Exhibition," and Rimsky-Korsakov’s enchanting symphonic suite, “Scheherazade.” No previous musical experience is necessary.
Ballet classes return to the Cape Symphony campuses in Barnstable and Falmouth, beginning February 1st. A range of classes are available for students ages three to 18. Pre-Ballet and Elementary Ballet focus on introducing students to ballet terms and concepts and engaging in creative movement. In Ballet 1 and Ballet 1/2 for ages six to 11, students learn placement, posture, and poise, and develop teamwork. Students must audition for Ballet 3/4 – Pointe 1, which includes beginning pointe and other more advanced techniques for ages ten to 14. Ballet 5/6 – Pointe 2 is our most advanced class, for ages 13 to 18 with prior training, and features artistry, phrasing, choreography, corps de ballet, and soloist variations for repertoire and performing.
Throughout the winter and spring, private lessons are offered for youth and adults, from beginning through advanced levels in all major instruments and voice. Lessons are held virtually using simple, user-friendly technology, and the faculty creates engaging experiences that work well online. In-person private lessons are also available on a limited basis at both the Barnstable and Falmouth campuses.
For more information about the Cape Symphony spring semester, and to register, visit Classes. For questions, contact: