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Piano Ensemble

Instructor: Jenifer U
Tuition: $120
Age: Adult

Experience the joy of working with others in a chamber music setting. Play music for 4, 6 or 8 hands (depending on class size). This class is for adult players. Questions? Contact jeniferu@musiccenternw.org

Beginner Register!
2+ years of private lessons required
Mondays, July 8 - August 12
7:00 - 7:45 PM

Intermediate/Advanced Register!
Playing level should be similar to Bach 2-Part Inventions
Thursdays, July 11 - August 15
6:00 - 6:45 PM

Piano for Parents

Instructor: Jenifer U
Tuition: $120 (Regularly $164)
Age: Adult
Dates: To be mutually agreed upon (must be completed before 8/24/19)

Do you have a student taking piano, or other instrumental lessons? Get a better understanding of their learning processes and piano basics with this discounted 4-lesson bundle. (30-min lessons) To register contact 206-526-8443 or email studentservices@musiccenternw.org


College Prep Music Theory

Day Time: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:30 - 12:00 PM
July 8 - 26 (9 classes)
9-12 or adult
Tuition: $270
Instructor: Justin Henderlight

Intensive music theory immersion class designed for high school students planning on entering college as a music major (but open to anyone musically literate). No prior knowledge of harmony required but those with some knowledge will build on their foundation.

We will cover:
-Tonal harmony, including roman numeral analysis
- Important large-scale forms (binary, ternary, sonata, rondo)
-Ear training and sight-singing using solfège
- Basic music dictation

By the end, students will hopefully be able to:
-Analyze a Baroque dance or Classical symphony or keyboard sonata for 
form and harmony
-Sing or dictate a relatively short diatonic melody, major or minor


Jazz & Stand Up

Day/Time: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 22 - 26
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Shere

At this workshop, you will learn a few jazz tunes, as well as the art of on-stage banter between songs! Video examples, class discussion, and rehearsal time in class will help you prepare your own one minute stand up routine. At the end of the week, all participants will perform a their jazz tunes preceded by standup comedy banter.

This class is for adults ages 21+ with one year of experience on their instrument, comedy material at the performance must be appropriate for all ages.


Puget Sound Chamber Workshop
July 8 - 23, 2019
Seattle Pacific University

The Puget Sound Chamber Music Workshop is an intense week of learning and music making with a diverse group of interesting, friendly people. Coaching/rehearsal sessions with specific music assignments are an integral part of the daytime schedule. Participant musicales are presented in an informal, supportive environment. 

A low faculty/participant ratio, limited enrollment, and assignments with varied personnel and instrumentation assure a week of special experiences and warm camaraderie. Our coaches are Seattle area professionals with  strong chamber music backgrounds and a love for teaching.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2019

Acceptance will be based on balanced instrumentation and experience levels. Notice of acceptance will be sent by April 29, along with registration forms, including room and meal reservations. A waiting list will be maintained once participation limits are reached. Applications received after April 27 will be considered on a space-available basis.  Returning participants will receive acceptance priority until the deadline date. 

For further information call or e-mail: (206) 526-8443; jhgockel@msn.com


Eastman Low Brass Intensive Workshop
July 11-13, 2019

Building on the success of our previous brass workshops, Music Center and Eastman Winds are pleased to offer an intensive workshop in 2019. Tuba, trombone, and euphonium/baritone players ages 14-20, who have learned and are prepared to perform a solo, are welcome to enroll. Faculty are led by Music Center's Ryan Schultz (view bio), Principal Tuba of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and affiliate faculty at the University of Puget Sound. The workshop includes intense performance classes and master classes, including a class with Eastman Winds' Chuck Kerrigan of the Sonora Brass Quintet. Students will perform their solos on the first day of the workshop and play in a public master class. Lunch is not provided; please bring lunch and a water bottle. Tuition is $295. Questions? Contact ryanschultz@musiccenternw.org

To complete your registration after paying, please scan and email a copy of your piano part to: RyanSchultz@MusicCenternw.org. You will need to bring a lunch each day; NO FOOD IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

July 11, 11am-4PM
July 12, 10:30am-around 6PM (at 5PM Chuck Kerrigan and Ryan Schultz present a masterclass that is open to the public)
July 13th, 10:30am start, 1:30 concert

Chuck Kerrigan, guest clinician:
A founding member of the Sonoran Brass Quintet,Charles Kerrigan began his musical studies in New York. He began his professional career in the Nassau Pops Orchestra at the age of 18. Later that year, he attended the Tanglewood Music Festival as Principal Tuba in the Young Artist Orchestra. Since arriving in Arizona to attend Arizona State University, he has performed with The Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera, and held the position of Principal Tuba in both the West Valley Symphony and the Musica Nova Orchestra of Scottsdale.

He has performed with the Canadian Brass, Smothers Brothers, Lou Rawls, Bobby Vinton, and many notable classical artists. In addition to his other musical endeavors, Mr. Kerrigan traveled to Macedonia to perform in the International Symphony Orchestra as one of five representatives from the United States.

In addition to Tanglewood, he has performed in music festivals across the United States, including Music Academy of the West, Rutgers Summer Music Festival, and Saratoga Music Festival. Mr. Kerrigan can be heard on recordings for The Phoenicians and d’Note records.

An Arizona resident, Mr. Kerrigan is actively involved in music education throughout the state as a private teacher, consultant, and brass specialist


Suzuki Piano Unit 1
August 17-24, 2019
9am - 4pm daily

Exact times are tentative and will be confirmed by June 17th.

Registration Fee: $800
Prerequisite course:
 Every Child Can!
Audition: Piano Basic, or Piano Comprehensive (audition materials should be sent to SAA.
Deadline: All audition materials must be submitted by August 7* to SAA. Registration (through Music Center) must also be completed by August
*A discounted Audition Fee applies if audition is submitted before June 22. If submitted within 8-weeks of the course start date, the regular audition fee will apply.

Jane Kutscher Reed A Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer from Greenville, SC, with a degree in Piano Performance. Her international workshops and speaking engagements focus on the value of Suzuki Parent and Teacher Education, the importance of Nurturing Thinking Minds, and the Art of Asking Questions.



Yamaha Artist Allen Vizzutti giving a masterclass at the 2017 Yamaha Intensive Brass workshop.