Civic Programs

2020-2021 Virtual Edition: Alone/Together!


NEW!

TSO Beginning Music Theory

Instructor, Lynne Tobin

This 8-week session will cover the basics of Music Theory that are necessary to the development of a well-rounded music education. Topics covered include Musical Notation, Note and Rest Values, Rhythm and Counting, Key Signatures and Scales. No previous music theory experience required.

WINTER 2021

January 14, 2021 – March 4, 2021
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm

This is an online course only and does not meet in person.

Registration has ended for this session.


NEW!

TSO Music History Overview

Instructor, Lynne Tobin

Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque/Classical Periods

This 8-week session will explore four Eras of Music History, including what was happening in Western Civilization and how music was a reflection of those times.

Download a PDF of the Course Outline here.

WINTER 2021

January 14, 2021 – March 4, 2021
Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:15pm

This is an online course only and does not meet in person.

Registration has ended for this session.


TSO Civic String Ensembles

Program Director, Lynne Tobin

The COVID-19 Pandemic has encouraged us to think outside the box for the 2020-2021 season of TSO Civic. We are going online for a new musical experience!

Rehearsals
In groups of up to 10 musicians coached by TSO Cellist Lynne Tobin and TSO Associate Concertmaster Steven Leonard, Prelude and Sinfonia musicians will virtually explore chamber music and use current technology to create a project-based performance. As we emphasize listening skills, our goals will be to play individual parts at a steady, specific tempo; learn the history of the work and study comparative performances. Musicians will be grouped with others of similar ability.

These ensembles are online courses only and do not meet in person.

It will be necessary to have both a smart phone and a tablet/computer to participate in the recording portion of the session.

PRELUDE – WINTER 2021

January 12, 2021 – March 2, 2021
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Prelude Strings members should have at least one year of instruction and have been introduced to note-reading prior to joining. This ensemble may also be a great entry point for adult beginners or those who have been away from their instruments for a number of years.

Registration has ended for this session.

SINFONIA – WINTER 2021

January 12, 2021 – March 2, 2021
Tuesdays, 7.15 – 8.15pm

Sinfonia is an advanced string orchestra open to instrumentalists of violin, viola, cello, and bass. Members must possess solid technical and music reading skills. Typical members will have studied a minimum of three years, have a private instructor and participate in performances at school, church or other community ensembles.

Registration has ended for this session.


Chamber Music Program

Coached by Steven K. Leonard

There will be no additional Winter 2021 session.


Education programs made possible in part by grants from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, the Biederman Family Foundation, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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