Classes for

Classes For

Guitar Orchestra

Designed to accommodate a wide range of ages and skill levels, Bloomingdale’s Guitar Orchestra presents music ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary compositions, original works for guitars, and arrangements of popular music.

Guitar Orchestra
  • FOR AGES
    12-18
  • CLASS
    Ensemble
  • LENGTH
    17 weeks
$255.00 per semester
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Spring 2020
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Thu
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Jose Maldonado
02/13/20

What you will learn

Participants will develop skills playing with other musicians and will perform at Bloomingdale’s yearly guitar festival and throughout each semester. Students should be able to read music and have had prior guitar lessons. An informal audition is required.

MAKING FRIENDS THROUGH MUSIC

Have you ever noticed when during a concert, two musicians smile at each other while playing a fast passage, or breathe at the same time during a slow and passionate piece? Working together with other musicians to produce a beautiful piece of music is an experience like no other!

ENSEMBLE playing

Making music with other musicians, we have to take into consideration not only our part but also to the other musician's parts as well. This means we have to be rhythmically accurate at all times, with an awareness of volume, projection, and dynamics, and that we have to share and articulate our ideas to make decisions together rather than by ourselves.

Performance

The Guitar Orchestra will be featured on the ensembles concert at the end of the session. Other performance opportunities will also include Guitar Festival, Performathon and sharing hours.

Auditions

Auditions for Guitar Orchestra will take place in the fall. Auditions must be scheduled with Jose Maldonado by email at jmaldonado@bsmny.org. Audition requirements are as follows:

1. Perform one piece that best shows your abilities as a guitarist 

2. Sight-reading: Students will be ask to play a short sight-reading exercise 

3. Performing on an acoustic nylon string guitar is highly encouraged

Need Help? Contact Jose Maldonado at jmaldonado@bsmny.org

The Music of Our Students

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BECAUSE MUSIC MATTERS

MUSIC EDUCATION CHANGES LIVES

We provide access to music education to anyone who seeks it, regardless of economic status, ability, ethnicity, or religion, which has a profound impact on individual lives as well as on our entire community.

We offer Need-based financial assistance

Our goal is to make music education accessible and to remove the financial barrier that may prevent students from participating. Therefore, we offer need-based financial aid to as many students as possible.