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Fundamentals of Music


AMUSE's Fundamentals of Music series is designed to give students a more well-rounded music education. Classes may include topics in String Chamber Orchestra, Music Theory, Music History, Conducting, Breath Control, and Jazz.


Fall 2021 enrollment is now open. To receive our weekly newsletter with updates about upcoming class sessions and enrollment periods, sign up here


Cost: $200 for ten weeks, plus the cost of materials (unless otherwise stated)

Classes meet once a week for 50 minutes.

Classes may be meeting virtually or in person, this will be marked for each class.  Classes will not be meeting on Thanksgiving week: Mon, 11/22 - Fri 11/26.


Performance Workshop for Strings - Online

Tuesday | 4:30pm - 5:20pm

Instructor: Suzanne Haitz

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

This course will focus on intermediate & advanced playing techniques for any and all string instruments. Class time will be split between lecture format & masterclass format. This class is great for students who wish to increase their stage presence, improve their phrasing, and learn from their peers!

October 5 - December 14

*To enroll in this class, please select "Group Strings" from the Type dropdown menu. 


AMUSE String Chamber Orchestra - In Person

Thursday | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Cost: $300 / 12 weeks

Instructor: Bianca Lara

Level: Intermediate - Early Advanced | Ages: 11 - 16 years

The AMUSE String Chamber Orchestra (ASCO) is a group for intermediate level students looking for a creative and social ensemble setting. Repertoire is custom arranged to both challenge and compliment the level of the ensemble as well as engage in the learning of basic theory, music history, chamber music techniques, and performance etiquette. ASCO is an active group with an average of 4-5 performances a year. 

Contact Bianca Lara for more information about ASCO at [email protected].

September 23 - December 16

*String instrument rentals are available at AMUSE 

*To enroll in this class, please select "String Chamber Orchestra" from the Type dropdown menu. 

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