1. Adult Extension

Classes & Ensembles

 

AE Piano Repertory and Ensemble Class Session II - 2067

Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm, November 21 to December 19, 2016
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room 323
Cost: $270
Pianists will work weekly on solo repertoire and ensemble pieces (4-hands or two-piano). Study may also include "practice techniques", sight-reading, piano technique etc, as needed.

Prerequisite: Piano II or instructor approval

AE Piano Repertory and Ensemble Class Session I and AE Piano Repertory and Ensemble Class Session II can be taken as one contiguous course. Session II is a continuation of Session I, though students may sign up for one or the other depending on his or her personal schedule.

If you have not previously taken AE Class Piano II and wish to enroll in this class, please contact the instructor, Jacqueline Chew at jchew@sfcm.edu to ask about evaluation.

Adult Extension

Classes and Ensembles

Group Classes

Cello Ensemble

AE Intermediate Cello Ensemble, Sunday, 2-2:30 pm - 2761
Instructor: Barbara Wirth
Dates: Sundays, every other week, beginning September 10
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room 207
Cost: $300

Student ensembles will perform works recorded by notable groups including the Berlin Philharmonic Cellos, the Yale Cellos and the London Cello Sound. Students should have good intonation and rhythm and be comfortable with thumb position as well as bass, tenor and treble clefs. Class meets every OTHER Sunday.

AE Advanced Cello Ensemble, Tuesday, 7-9:30 pm - 2760
Instructor: Barbara Wirth
Dates: Tuesdays, every other week, beginning September 5
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room 512
Cost: $300

Student ensembles will perform works recorded by notable groups including the Berlin Philharmonic Cellos, the Yale Cellos and the London Cello Sound. Students should have good intonation and rhythm and be comfortable with thumb position as well as bass, tenor and treble clefs. Class meets every OTHER Tuesday.

Class Piano I and II

AE Class Piano I - 2764
Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, September 13 to December 13, 2017
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room C01
Cost: $500

AE Class Piano II - 2765
Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, September 13 to December 13, 2017
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room C01
Cost: $500

These classes approach playing the piano through an understanding of music theory, with emphasis on sight-reading, transposition and rhythm. Piano I begins with music notation (rhythm and intervals). In conjunction with playing simple classical pieces, students learn major scales, relative and parallel minor scales and chords (tonic, dominant and subdominant). Piano II explores these same subjects in greater depth while adding seventh chords, practice techniques, ensemble and analysis of student’s repertoire.

Piano Repertory and Ensemble Class

AE Piano Repertory and Ensemble Class - 2766
Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: Mondays, 8:00-9:30pm, September 25 to November 13, 2017
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room 319
Cost: $270

Pianists will work weekly on solo repertoire and ensemble pieces (4-hands or two-piano). Study may also include "practice techniques", sight-reading, piano technique etc, as needed.

Prerequisite: Piano II or instructor approval

If you have not previously taken AE Class Piano II and wish to enroll in this class, please contact the instructor, Jacqueline Chew at jchew@sfcm.edu to ask about an evaluation.

Rock History Class

The Beatles - 2768
Instructor: Richie Unterberger
Dates: Thursdays, 7-9:00 PM - October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room 207
Cost: $425

A thorough overview of the most popular rock group of all time, from their beginnings as an early-'60s Merseybeat combo through Beatlemania, psychedelia, and progressive rock. Using both common and rare recordings and video clips, the course will trace their artistic evolution from the dawn of their career through their breakup in 1970. The Beatles were among the most important agents of social change of the 20th Century, and the class will also examine their massive effect on the popular music and culture of their era. This was never more true than during the Summer of Love, when they issued Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, whose 50th anniversary is also being celebrated this year, and will naturally be among the mileposts discussed in this course.

Vocal Performance Classes

AE Vocal Performance - 2762
Instructor: Heidi Moss Erickson
Dates: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm, September 6 to November 8, 2017
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room 323
Cost: $550

This class explores the many performance aspects of vocal music in a supportive master class setting. The primary focus is classical: from art song to opera, but other genres are welcome. We work on interpretation, language, technique, voice science, drama, text, and many other aspects of this incredible art form accompanied by an SFCM collaborative pianist. Students should be prepared to bring pieces to perform each class (memorization preferred) and can choose to work on one or more throughout the entire session. The series culminates in a performance in the lovely SFCM recital hall on November 11. Singers from experienced beginners/novice to advanced/professional are welcome. Enrollment limited to 8 students.

AE Vocal Performance: Advanced - 2763
Instructor: Heidi Moss Erickson
Dates: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, September 6 to November 8, 2017
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room 323
Cost: $550

This class is for advanced singers only. A minimum of 3 years of private voice lessons and some stage performance experience required. This class explores the many performance aspects of vocal music in a supportive master class setting. The primary focus is classical: from art song to opera, but other genres are welcome. We work on interpretation, language, technique, voice science, drama, text, and many other aspects of this incredible art form accompanied by an SFCM collaborative pianist. Students should be prepared to bring pieces to perform each class (memorization required) and can choose to work on one or more throughout the entire session. We may also create ensembles or scenes with 2 or more singers from opera, oratorio, or art song. The series culminates in a performance in the SFCM recital hall on November 11. Enrollment limited to 8 students.

Students must pass a preliminary audition in order to register for this class. If you cannot pass that audition, you are not guaranteed a spot. Please contact Heidi Moss at hmoss@sfcm.edu to arrange the audition.

AE Piano Repertory and Ensemble Class Session II - 2067

Instructor: Jacqueline Chew
Dates: Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm, November 21 to December 19, 2016
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Room 323
Cost: $270

Pianists will work weekly on solo repertoire and ensemble pieces (4-hands or two-piano). Study may also include "practice techniques", sight-reading, piano technique etc, as needed.

Prerequisite: Piano II or instructor approval

AE Piano Repertory and Ensemble Class Session I and AE Piano Repertory and Ensemble Class Session II can be taken as one contiguous course. Session II is a continuation of Session I, though students may sign up for one or the other depending on his or her personal schedule.

If you have not previously taken AE Class Piano II and wish to enroll in this class, please contact the instructor, Jacqueline Chew at jchew@sfcm.edu to ask about evaluation.