Spring Offerings 2024

WCMS offers small group music classes for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults.

  • person All Ages

Summer Private Lessons

WCMS offers flexible summer lesson scheduling to fit your summer plans! Try a new instrument, explore a new style of playing, or continue your lessons from the school year.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres
  • music_note Music Theory, Sitar, Banjo, Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (electric), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition & Theory, Drum set, Fiddle, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Mandolin, Oud, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Recording/Production, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

Group Classes

WCMS offers small group music classes for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults.

  • person All Ages

Summer Village Band

All instruments and levels welcome! Village Band is a friendly, welcoming group that plays all sorts of music including light classical, Americana, pop, klezmer, and world folk music.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Classical, Folk & Traditional, Jazz, Rock
  • music_note Banjo, Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Keyboard (electric), Mandolin, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin

Summer Rock & Blues Band

Join us for a 6-week summer session! Work together to learn how to read chord charts, put together a song list, run a rehearsal, and prepare for a gig.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Rock
  • music_note Bass (electric), Drum set, Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trumpet, Voice (all styles)

Summer Chamber Music Festival

This two-week chamber music program provides an in-depth, immersive experience for young musicians that includes multiple chamber ensembles, master classes, music theory/appreciation classes, workshops in special topics, private lessons, arts & crafts, and wellness/recreation. Public performances are held at the conclusion of the program.

  • person 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens
  • theater_comedy Classical
  • music_note Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Oboe, Piano (all styles), Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin

Summer Piano Festival

Join us for five days of activities designed to bring pianists together in a fun, interactive piano ensemble program. Participants enjoy the social aspects of playing in an ensemble with one another, as well as learning the skills to play in a small group.

  • person 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens
  • music_note Piano (all styles)

Summer Percussion Festival

Choose from two great programs: Percussion Exploration (ages 7–10) and Percussion Ensemble (ages 9–12). Both programs include hands-on experience with a wide variety of percussion instruments, plus the chance to learn and play in a fun group setting.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, Teens, Adults
  • music_note Guitar (acoustic)

Summer Music

For all ages—kids, teens & adults! Summer is the perfect time to try a new instrument, participate in an in-depth program, or take a few lessons on a flexible schedule.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults

Woodwind & Brass Ensembles

For teens & adults. Collaborate with fellow musicians while exploring repertoire for woodwind and brass instruments.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres
  • music_note Baritone (Euphonium), Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Oboe, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

Ukulele Ensembles

For kids, teens, and adults. If you have a working knowledge of playing the ukulele, come join one of our Ukulele Ensembles and build your uke skills in a fun group setting.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Blues, Folk & Traditional, Rock
  • music_note Ukulele

Ensembles

WCMS has ensembles and bands to fit a wide range of ages, interests, and ability levels.

  • person 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres

Music Theory: Fundamentals

In music theory classes, our goal is to instill a deep appreciation and understanding of music in all of our students. In Music Theory: Fundamentals, we start with the essential building blocks of music and move on to advanced concepts.

  • person 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • music_note Music Theory, Sitar, Banjo, Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (electric), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition & Theory, Drum set, Fiddle, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Mandolin, Oud, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

Percussion Ensemble

For grades 4-10. Our percussion ensembles are designed to enhance a student’s musicianship in all areas of percussion playing, and complement school band programs and private lessons.

  • person 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens
  • music_note Percussion

Chamber Music Ensembles

Performing in a chamber music ensemble is a very rewarding experience. Students expand their overall musicianship, technique, and performance skills. We welcome grade school children (ages 8+), teens, and adults.

  • person 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Classical
  • music_note Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, Guitar (acoustic), Piano (all styles), Recorder, Viola, Violin

Village Band

All ages and levels welcome! Pull that instrument out of the closet, the attic, or the basement and start playing. Village Band is a friendly, welcoming group that plays all sorts of music including light classical, Americana, pop, klezmer, and world folk music.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres
  • music_note Banjo, Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Fiddle, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Keyboard (electric), Mandolin, Oud, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

Jazz Ensembles

For older children, teens, and adults. For all lovers of jazz, our jazz ensembles consist of a rhythm section, including bass and percussion, and at least one of the following instruments: guitar, piano, brass, woodwind, string, and voice. Throughout the semester, students are coached weekly and learn, develop, and improve improvisation skills.

  • person 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy Jazz
  • music_note Baritone (Euphonium), Bass (electric), Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Drum set, Flute & Piccolo, French horn, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

Youth Rock Bands

For ages 11-18. Come learn the ins-and-outs of playing with a rock band! You’ll learn how to read chord charts, work together with your band members, put a song list together, and prepare to play for an audience.

  • person 11, 12, Teens
  • theater_comedy Blues, Rock
  • music_note Bass (electric), Drum set, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboard (electric), Percussion, Piano (all styles), Saxophone, Trumpet, Voice (all styles)

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