Oak Lake Strings
Sep
12
to Jun 19

Oak Lake Strings

Tuesdays 7:00 - 7:55 PM
Tuition: $120 Fall Term, $144 Winter/Spring Terms
Instructor: Abbie Naze
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/3 - 6/19)     Register!

A small string group for adult players who are amateur, or haven't played for a long time and want to get back into playing with a group.  A performance is scheduled at the end of each term. Intermediate level skill and reading required.* Oak Lake Strings performs everything from Bach to Beatles!

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Jazz Combo I
Sep
12
to Jun 19

Jazz Combo I

Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: David Shere
Tuition: $240/term
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/3 - 6/19)      Register!

This ensemble explores advanced harmonic and melodic materials, solo transcription, solo composition, and lead-sheet composing and arrangement. It is suggested that students also take Jazz Improvisation as a companion class.

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Swing Machine Big Band
Sep
12
to Jun 19

Swing Machine Big Band

Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Tuition: $216/term
Instructor: Nathaniel Schleimer
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/3 - 6/19)     Register!

Swing Machine at Music Center of the Northwest meets once a week, on Tuesday evenings. Swing Machine’s repertoire is quite broad including music from the “big band era” such as the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, the Dorsey Brothers etc. We also explore more contemporary styles that have been adapted for big band from the libraries of the Beatles, Van Morrison, Bob Marley and others. Music from the Latin band leaders like Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria are also studied rehearsed and performed. Much time is spent learning appropriate musical phrasing for each style. Big band music often includes sections for improvisation so materials and practices for the development of spontaneous melodic expression are regularly provided. Listening to recorded versions of the music Swing Machine covers is highly encouraged. Also students are urged to go out and listen to professional ensembles as often as possible for inspiration. 

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Jazz Combo II
Sep
13
to Jun 20

Jazz Combo II

Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: David Shere
Tuition: $240/term
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/4 - 6/20)    Register!

This ensemble explores advanced harmonic and melodic materials, solo transcription, solo composition, and lead-sheet composing and arrangement. It is suggested that students also take Jazz Improvisation as a companion class.

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Jazz Combo III
Sep
14
to Jun 21

Jazz Combo III

Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: David Shere
Tuition: $240/term
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/5 - 6/21)     Register!

This ensemble explores advanced harmonic and melodic materials, solo transcription, solo composition, and lead-sheet composing and arrangement. It is suggested that students also take Jazz Improvisation a companion class.

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Music Center Chorale
Sep
14
to Jun 21

Music Center Chorale

Thursdays 11:30 - 1:00pm
Instructor: Chris Vincent
Tuition: $180/Spring Term
Spring Term (10 weeks, 4/5 - 6/7)     Register!

Everyone is welcome whether you have had experience singing in a choir or not! This is a mixed-voice, non-auditioned ensemble that performs a wide variety of genres and styles. Questions? Contact the Music Center office at 206-526-8443.

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Sep
16
to Jun 23

Rock Band Theory

Saturday 2:30 -3:30 pm
Instructor: David Shere
Tuition: $240/term
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/7 - 6/23)     Register!

Optional companion class for members of the Rock Band Performance Group. Participants will learn fundamental scale theory and discuss soloing strategies for rock- and blues-based improvisation.

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Off-Center Rock Band & Vocals 
Sep
16
to Jun 23

Off-Center Rock Band & Vocals 

Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: David Shere
Tuition: $192/term
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/7 - 6/23)    Register!

Off-Center Rock Band explores classic rock music of the ‘60s to the present. Guitarists, bass players, and drummers needed and any instrument or vocals welcome. Students may choose take Rock Band Theory as a companion class.

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Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Sep
18
to Jun 25

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Instructor: Doug Reid
Tuition: $192/term
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/9 - 6/25)     Register!
 

The Music Center Vocal Jazz Ensemble is the home for vocal jazz. The ensemble presents material from the American Songbook as well as works from contemporary composers and arrangers.

This group is open to all students regardless of musical experience. Whether you are 18 or 80, there are openings for all voice parts from sopranos to basses. Auditions are not required but students are requested to meet with the director and come prepared to sing a bit.

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Emerald City Women’s Chorus
Jan
15
to Jun 25

Emerald City Women’s Chorus

Mondays 7:30 - 9:30pm
Director: Stacia Cumberland
Tuition: $117/Fall & Winter term, $80 Spring Term
Spring Term: 4/16 - 5/28, Final Concert 6/4         Register!

The Emerald City Women's Chorus is open to women of all ages. There are no auditions. Repertoire includes a variety of choral literature, classical pieces, folk, and popular music. Rehearsals are held at the Wedgwood Community Church (8201 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115). For questions, please contact emeraldcitywomenschorus@gmail.com or 206-525-7497.

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Flute Choir
Apr
3
to Jun 19

Flute Choir

Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Tuition: $240
Instructor: Anita Kumar
Spring Term (12 weeks, 4/3 - 6/19)   Register!

Flute Choir welcomes adults and teens of a variety of abilities (at least high school level.) This class will feature performance of flute quartets, quintets, and choir repertoire, including performance on alto flute, in a fun and encouraging atmosphere of other flutists!

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