Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Choir & Orchestra Ensembles

The SCAA Choir and Orchestra Program is designed for a multi-level  educational & performance-based choir/vocal ensemble and string orchestra ensemble.

New this year: Classes are offered in two sessions. Students will need to register separately for each session. 

Session I was twelve weeks in length from September 14 – December 11. Study began this fall on a virtual platform using ZOOM. Students received instruction at home from a device of their choice. In early November, we were pleased to be able to phase-in a few classes and lessons using a hybrid model (Students were both in-person in the SCAA studio and virtual.)

Session II is sixteen weeks in length and begins January 25. Registration opens mid-November. For Session II, SCAA has expectations to continue phasing in “live in-person classes” as public health rules and mandates allow.

Note: with strict class-size limits, please register early to reserve your spot. Registration deadline is January 6th (for class planning.) We offer ongoing registration past January 6th if space is available.

For all questions pertaining to classes, please email scaa@su.edu.

Performance information is not available at this time.

Closures
March 22-27: No Classes
April 26-May 1: No Classes

Classes begin the week of January 25, 2021


 


Blue Ridge Choristers – Virtual via ZOOM

Ongoing enrollment

Age: Approximately 9 to 12 years

By virtual audition:
Contact Patty Austin, director: 304-874-4345

Blue Ridge Choristers is for children interested in sharing music with others in a focused but fun and safe online setting. Singers nurture their individual voices as they sing with the choir. With a varied repertoire of songs, students will learn vocal and choral technique, musicianship, harmony, and artistry.

The choir will meet twice per week; all together on Tuesdays, and a second meeting that same week either in small group/or as individual instruction* for a total of 60 minutes per week. Session II will begin January 26, 2020 for 16 weeks.

Tuition: $224 (includes individual/small group lessons)
Class Time:
TU 4:30-5:00 p.m. | Patty Austin, instructor | Virtual-ZOOM | AMEN-801-02
*Small group/individual instruction times TBA


Top of Virginia Youth Chorale – Virtual via ZOOM

Ongoing enrollment

Age: Approximately 13 to 18 years

By virtual audition:
Contact Patty Austin, director: 304-874-4345

The Top of Virginia Youth Chorale is for highly motivated singers desiring a challenging and artistically fulfilling choral experience. Vocal performance, musicianship, and artistry are nurtured both individually and as a choir, while singing a variety of choral literature in a safe online setting.

The choir will meet twice per week; all together on Tuesdays, and a second meeting that same week either in small group/or as individual instruction* for a total of 75 minutes per week. Session II will begin January 26, 2020 for 16 weeks.

Tuition: $280 (includes individual, or small group lessons)
Class Time:
TU 7:00-7:45 p.m. | Patty Austin, instructor | Virtual-ZOOM | AMEN-802-02
*Small group/individual instruction times TBA


 

 

 

 

 


Shenandoah Valley Chamber Orchestra

Age: 8 to 17 years – Enrollment by audition

(Rehearsals take place in the classroom with SCAA COVID protocols in place)

The Shenandoah Valley Chamber Orchestra is a multifaceted instructional and performance program for string players which includes two ensembles, the Sinfonietta and the Camerata. The purpose of the SVCO is to immerse students into the professional orchestra experience by embarking on the traditional chamber orchestra classical repertoire, world music, pops selections, and new commissioned or dedicated works. The SVCO requires a commitment of time and effort beyond private string study on the part of the student.

Rehearsals will be conducted in-person maintaining a 6-foot space between students (masks required.) Auditions are necessary in order to evaluate which orchestra part will be suitable to each students’ musical abilities. Auditions will be through a recorded audition. Contact scaa@su.edu for audition information. Session II begins January 25th, for 16 weeks

Tuition: $280
Class Offered:
SVCO Sinfonietta (Beginner/Intermediate)
M 5:45-7:00 p.m. Ms. Cynthia Saucedo, Artistic Director | SCAA 100 | AMEN 700-02

Tuition: $280
Class Offered:
SVCO Camerata (Advanced)
M 5:45-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Alán Saucedo, Artistic Director | SCAA 100| AMEN-701-02