Summer Chamber Music Exploration

Summer Chamber Music Exploration at WCMS is a 3-day chamber music experience for string, piano and woodwind students ages 7-12. This program is ideal for students who are brand new or have had just a couple of years of ensemble playing experience.

  • person 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • theater_comedy Classical
  • music_note Bass (upright), Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute & Piccolo, Oboe, Piano (all styles), Viola, Violin

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)

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)

Suzuki Program

Children can begin Suzuki lessons for piano or violin as early as age 4, depending upon faculty recommendation. The Suzuki approach combines a method for teaching music with a philosophy that embraces the total development of the child. By integrating listening, a nurturing environment, and parent participation, young children learn to play music in the same organic way that they learn language.

  • person 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • music_note Piano (all styles), Violin

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)

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)

Adult Rock Bands

Our Adult Rock Bands are geared towards the advanced beginner/intermediate adult player who is interested in jamming on his or her favorite tunes in a fun but challenging atmosphere with like-minded players.

  • person Adults
  • 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)

Stormy Monday Blues Ensemble

For teens and adults. Meet other musicians who share a love of the blues, learn to play in a band, and perform for family and friends at the end of the semester.

  • person Teens, Adults
  • 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)

Motown Band

For teens and adults. Rediscover the classic sounds of the Motown bands. Learn and perform great soul, R&B, and funk hits from the 60’s and 70’s. The group can consist of horns, vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums.

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

Suzuki Piano

Most students begin Suzuki piano instruction between 4 1/2 and 8 years old. The Suzuki Piano program provides young children with a natural, immersive method for learning piano. A unique aspect of the Suzuki program is the high level of parent involvement. Each student works closely with a parent – both at home and in the classroom – attending all lessons and classes together.

  • person 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • music_note Piano (all styles)

Eurhythmics + Piano

This class combines Eurhythmics activities with piano instruction, and is recommended for students who have taken a prior Eurhythmics class or by permission of the instructor.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9
  • music_note Piano (all styles)

Private Lessons

Our faculty members are accomplished professionals in many genres including classical, jazz, rock, folk, blues, country, and popular music.

  • person 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teens, Adults
  • theater_comedy All Genres
  • music_note 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, Music Therapy, Oud, Oboe, Percussion, Piano (all styles), Recorder, Recording/Production, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice (all styles)

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