Music Ensembles

Music & Ensembles

Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA) music programs are designed with classes such as group piano, as well as educational/performance-based choir ensembles and string orchestra.

Important Dates

  • Fall 2022 Holidays/Closures: December 17 – January 2
  • Spring 2023 Holidays/Closures: January 16, April 3–8, April 27–30

Music Classes

Age: 6–10 years

Group Piano teaches the keyboard fundamentals of rhythm, note reading and theory in a friendly setting. Access to a keyboard or piano is required. Class begins January 13, 2023 for 14 weeks.

Tuition

$245

Instructor

Maria Anderson

Location

Room 310

Spring 2023 Classes

Fridays | 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. | AMEN 100-02

Age: 7–12 years

Continuation of the Fall 2022 Group Piano I or previous Group Piano I students.

Group Piano II builds on the basics learned in Group Piano I and moves on to reading from a staff. It continues the use of games and student interaction to enhance learning in a friendly setting. Access to a keyboard or piano is required. Class begins Friday, January 27, 2023 for 14 weeks.

Tuition

$245

Instructor

Maria Anderson

Location

Room 310

Spring 2023 Classes

Fridays | 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | AMEN 101-01

Age: 5 to 8 years

The Crescendo Chorus is for children who love to sing. The chorus will nurture musical learning, vocal development and friendships in a comfortable, positive setting, building confidence in each one’s singing and performing. Each class will be an hour filled with songs, musical games, playing small instruments, musical learning, crafts, and preparing for performances. The chorus will present two concerts during the academic year. New students can enroll during the year if space is available and tuition will be prorated. Class begins September 8, ending in mid-May, 2023.

*New students can enroll during the year if space is available and tuition will be prorated.

Tuition

$448

Instructor

Patty Austin

Location

Room 100

Meeting Dates & Times

Thursdays | 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Course Code

AMEN 800-01

Age: Approximately 9–12 years

Blue Ridge Choristers is for children interested in sharing music with others in a focused but fun setting. Singers nurture their individual voices as they grow as a choir. With a varied repertoire, students will experience performance artistry, vocal technique, and musical learning. The choristers will present two concerts during the academic year. New students can enroll during the year if space is available and tuition will be prorated. Class begins September 13, ending in mid-May, 2023.

*New students can enroll during the year if space is available and tuition will be prorated.

By Audition: Call 304-874-4345

Tuition

$552

Instructor

Patty Austin

Location

Room 100

Meeting Dates & Times

Tuesdays | 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Course Code

AMEN-801-01

Age: Approximately 13–18 years

The Top of Virginia Youth Chorale is for highly motivated singers desiring a challenging and artistically fulfilling choral experience. Vocal performance is nurtured both individually and as a choir, while singing a variety of choral literature. Performances are typically planned throughout the year. New students can enroll during the year if space is available and tuition will be prorated. Rehearsals begin September 13, ending in mid-May 2023.

*New students can enroll during the year if space is available and tuition will be prorated.

By Audition: Call (304) 874-4345

Tuition

$624

Instructor

Patty Austin

Location

Room 100

Meeting Dates & Times

Tuesdays | 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Course Code

AMEN-802-01

Age: 8–17 years

The Shenandoah Valley Chamber Orchestra (SVCO) is a multifaceted instructional and performance program for string players. The purpose of the SVCO is to immerse students into the professional orchestra experience to include collaboration with guest artists by presenting two concerts during the academic year. The SVCO requires a commitment of time and effort beyond private string study on the part of the student.

Auditions are needed for placement of students in the ensemble. This year you are given the option to audition in person or via video recording. In person auditions will take place at SCAA on Friday September 9, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Rehearsals begin Monday, September 19, 2022.

*New students can enroll during the year if space is available and tuition will be prorated.

Ongoing Enrollment by Audition

Email scaa@su.edu for audition information.
Tuition

$520

Instructor

Dr. Alán Saucedo, Ms. Cynthia Saucedo, Artistic Directors

Location

Room 100

Meeting Dates & Times

Mondays | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Course Code

AMEN 700-01

Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Classes End

Varies by Classes and Ensembles

Ensembles Begin

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Instructors

Maria Anderson
Patty Austin
Dr. Alán Saucedo Estrada
Ms. Cynthia Saucedo

Registration Fee*

$35

Students pay a one-time annual Registration Fee which covers all classes and lessons taken between September and August.

*Non-refundable

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available as an option for class and lesson tuition.