The CMS Musicianship Program is designed for students ages 5–18. This continuum of classes will familiarize students with important music literacy skills that will aid security in reading, hearing, and understanding music. Classes will be taught in a creative and lively manner and will include elements of composition. A skills assessment will be given at the beginning of each semester to make sure that students are placed in the appropriate class. If there is question about which course to register for, contact the CMS directorFinancial aid is available for these classes.


Musicianship A (ages 5–7)

This 10-week class will introduce basic note reading, rhythmic reading, and ear-training skills. Students will have the opportunity to strengthen these important skills through a series of creative games.

Details

Includes: Ten 30-minute group lessons.

Instructor: TBD

Dates:

  • Fall 2019: Thursdays, September 19 through December 5 (No class 10/31 for Halloween or 11/28 for Thanksgiving Break; Makeup class 12/12, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.
  • Spring 2020: Thursdays, February 13 through April 23 (No class 3/26 for Spring Break; Makeup class 4/30, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.

Time: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Community Music School - 315 E. College St., Oberlin

Tuition: $75 per semester


Musicianship B (ages 8–11)

This 10-week class is a continuation of Musicianship A. Focus will be put on note reading with speed, understanding more complex rhythmic patterns and meters, and further building ear-training skills. In order to provide an engaging experience for the student, games will continue to be the focus of this class. Upon completion of this class, students should be ready to join the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra(s) and/or the Oberlin Community Music School chamber music program.

Details

Includes: Ten 45-minute group lessons.

Instructor: TBD

Dates:

  • Fall 2019: Thursdays, September 19 through December 5 (No class 10/31 for Halloween or 11/28 for Thanksgiving Break; Makeup class 12/12, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.
  • Spring 2020: Thursdays, February 13 through April 23 (No class 3/26 for Spring Break; Makeup class 4/30, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.

Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Location: Community Music School - 315 E. College St., Oberlin

Tuition: $100 per semester


Musicianship C (ages 11–16)

This 10-week class will offer the emerging musician the musical skills to develop instrumental or vocal proficiency. The student will go through a systematic approach to building the fundamentals of scales, keys, meter, rhythm, and ear-training. Students may be asked to bring their instruments to class.

Details

Includes: Ten 45-minute group lessons.

Instructor: TBD

Dates:

  • Fall 2019: Thursdays, September 19 through December 5 (No class 10/31 for Halloween or 11/28 for Thanksgiving Break; Makeup class 12/12, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.
  • Spring 2020: Thursdays, February 13 through April 23 (No class 3/26 for Spring Break; Makeup class 4/30, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.

Time: 7:00- 7:45 p.m.

Location: Community Music School - 315 E. College St., Oberlin

Tuition: $100 per semester


Musicianship D (ages 13–18)

This class will offer the developing musician the opportunity to build upon the fundamental skills introduced in Musicianship C.

Details

Includes: Ten 45-minute group lessons.

Instructor: TBD

Dates:

  • Fall 2019: Sundays, September 22 through December 8 (No class 10/20 for Fall Break or 12/1 for Thanksgiving Break; Makeup class 12/15, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.
  • Spring 2020: Sundays, February 16 through April 26 (No class 3/22 for Spring Break; Makeup class 5/3, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.

Time: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Conservatory, Bibbins Hall Room TBD - 77 W. College St., Oberlin

Tuition: $100 per semester


Musicianship E (ages 13–18)

This class is a continuation of that which is learned in Musicianship D. This class is for students with solid fundamental theory and ear-training skills, that are interested in taking their musicianship to the next level.

Details

Includes: Ten 45-minute group lessons.

Instructor: TBD

Dates:

  • Fall 2019: Sundays, September 22 through December 8 (No class 10/20 for Fall Break or 12/1 for Thanksgiving Break; Makeup class 12/15, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.
  • Spring 2020: Sundays, February 16 through April 26 (No class 3/22 for Spring Break; Makeup class 5/3, if teacher misses). Visit the calendar for details.

Time: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Conservatory, Bibbins Hall Room TBD - 77 W. College St., Oberlin

Tuition: $100 per semester