This course is designed for students needing additional work on basic sight singing and ear training skills. Students will obtain an aural understanding of diatonic harmony and rhythmic notation. Students will work on sight singing skills and melodic & harmonic dictation.
Teacher: Timothy Hommowun
Bio: A graduate of St. Charles East High School, Timothy Hommowun has completed his sophomore year studying oboe performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. At Eastman, he performs four concerts each semester with the Eastman Wind Orchestra and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, in which he has had experience playing principal oboe, second oboe, and English horn. He also plays in a wind quintet and has played with the Eastman Repertory Singers, Eastman/Rochester Chorus (with the ESSO), and Ossia (Eastman’s student-run new music ensemble). Timothy also has considerable experience playing in pit orchestras. In the Chicago area, Timothy has played in pit orchestras for Saint Charles East High School, Vero Voce Theater, Kaneland Arts Initiative (formerly Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival), and Rising Star Theaterworks, as well as the Illinois High School Theater Festival’s All-State production of Pippin and other occasional shows elsewhere. In addition to the oboe, Timothy plays English horn, oboe d’amore, baroque oboe, and bass/baritone oboe, as well as saxophone, clarinet, and cello. He also has an interest in arranging music, premiering an arrangement of Faure’s “Elegie” (originally for cello and piano) for bass oboe, flute, clarinet, and horn last year when his quintet lacked a bassoon player.
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Group Voice 1 - Grades 2-5
Instructor: Robin Rotela
Location: Vero Voce, Classroom A
Jan 16-Mar 20, 2018 (10 week session)
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM
Tuition: $146/10 weeks
Students will learn the basic essentials of singing, in both group and individual songs, emphasizing the following goals:
- Develop breath control
- Find and maintain good pitch
- Increase your vocal range
- Work on vocal projection
- Learn basic music theory
- Have fun learning new songs!!
- Perform learned music during the final class.
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The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.
Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
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The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
In this specially created G2K version, all the beloved songs and familiar characters are present and accounted for. However, the entire script has been condensed to better suit young attention spans, and the plot has been slightly altered so as to highlight some important lessons that exist in this timeless tale.