Summer Arts Program
June 19 to July 14, 2017
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts wishes to announce the details for the 2017 Summer Program. Summer classes will be given at the Madison Junior School for students entering Grades 4 and up and younger students entering Grades 1-3 will attend classes at Central Avenue School. They will be held between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Our program will once again include beginning instrumental, string orchestra and band classes, a variety of guitar classes, as well as visual art. The scheduling of these programs will be such that most students will have the opportunity to be involved in multiple classes if they so choose. You’ll find further details in the brochure.
Study during the summer months can be extremely advantageous for a student. It provides an excellent opportunity to advance more rapidly than during the regular school year. A beginning instrumental student will actually receive the equivalent to 4 months of regular school year instruction! We hope all students will sign up for one or more of the classes below. If unsure of the appropriate level for your child, please consult their music teacher for guidance.
1 Beginning Strings, Brass and Woodwinds (entering grades 4-6)
This class is for students who have NEVER played their chosen instrument before or for those with limited experience. Students who have had at least 6 months of instruction should consult their music teacher to confirm they are ready for the intermediate class. All will meet at MJS from 9:00-10:00 a.m. (Daily, Monday-Friday)
2 Beginning Percussion (entering grades 4 and up)
All students must receive prior approval from their school’s music teacher before registering for this class. Each group will receive three 30 minute lessons each week at MJS, or if scheduled as a private lesson, will have two lessons. The lessons will be given at MJS on three different days, sometime between the hours of 10:00-12:30. Dependent upon progress, and if so desired, beginning students will be able to attend the intermediate ensemble rehearsals.
3 Intermediate Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, and Percussion (entering grades 5, 6, 7)
Each group will receive three 30 minute lessons each week at MJS, or if scheduled as a private lesson, will have two lessons. The lessons will be given at MJS on three different days, sometime between the hours of 10:00-12:30. Each intermediate student will also have 3 ensemble rehearsals. Band and orchestra rehearsals will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between 10:30-11:00. A flute ensemble will also meet for flutists entering grade 5-8 from 10:00-10:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. 5th grade flutists wanting to participate in flute ensemble should receive prior approval from their music teacher before registering. Flutists should select either band or flute ensemble. Students may participate in both for a $30.00 additional fee.
4 Advanced Small Groups (entering grades 8-12) or Beginners (entering grades 7-12)
Each group will receive three 30 minute lessons each week at MJS, or if scheduled as a private lesson, will have two lessons. Dependent upon progress, and if so desired, beginning students will be able to attend the intermediate ensemble rehearsals.
5 “Time Off” Summer Music Jazz Ensemble (entering grades 7-12)
“Time Off” is our Summer Music Jazz Ensemble. This ensemble will focus on the unique skills needed to be successful in a Jazz Ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on Style, Improvisation, Balance, Blend, Tone Quality, Rhythmic accuracy and interpretation. Repertoire studied will include but is not limited to, Swing, Big Band, and Funk. This class will meet daily, Monday- Friday at MJS from 12:00-12:30.
6 Guitar Classes (entering grades 6-12)
All classes will be held at MJS and are open to classical, acoustic and electric guitars. Students are responsible for providing their own instruments. Classes are selected under the following headings.
A. Beginning Guitar - Daily from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
This class is intended for beginners or students that have some experience playing the guitar but have not read guitar music before.
B. Intermediate Guitar – Group lessons will meet 3 times a week for 45 minutes each.
This class is intended for the students that have already taken the Beginning Guitar Class or have had experience playing and reading guitar music and want to further their ability playing in higher positions and learning different scale forms and chords.
C. Advanced Guitar - Small group lessons meeting 2-3 times a week for 45 minutes.
This class is intended for the advanced student that can read guitar music and who plays chords. Material will concentrate on increasing their overall technique and skills of improvisation.
D. Electric/Double Bass- Small group lessons meeting 2-3 times a week for 45 minutes.
7 Visual Art Classes (for students entering grades 4-12)
The classes will be taught at three levels at MJS with the following theme for 2017.
The World of Make-Believe!
Castles and moats, princes and princesses, dragons, evil witches – all the things dreams (and nightmares!) are made of…Come create your own “World of Make-Believe” this summer!
A. Entering Grade 4 - This class will meet daily from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
B. Entering Grades 5 and 6 – This class will meet daily from 9:00-9:45 a.m.
C. Entering Grades 7 and up – This class will meet daily from 11:00-11:45 a.m.
8 Visual Art Classes (for students entering grades 1-3)
The classes will be taught at CAS with the following theme for 2017.
ALL THINGS SUMMER!
Do you love the summer? Let's make some art that is inspired by summer activities, animals and plants! All of the projects are designed to stir the imagination and bring out the creative best in every child. Students will draw, paint, collage and create sculptures using a variety of materials including watercolor paint, tempera paint, clay, pastels, pencils and craft materials. Some of our projects will be realistic and some will be abstract!
D. Entering Grade 1-3 - This class will meet daily from 9:00-9:45 a.m.
E. Entering Grade 1-3– This class will meet daily from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Enrollment for each art class is limited to 15 students, so please enroll promptly.
* * * GENERAL INFORMATION * * *
1. All applications must be received by May 25th. Any applications received after this date will incur a $20.00 late fee. All schedules will be sent via email. If you would like a hard copy of your child’s schedule mailed to you please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Schedules will be sent on or before Tuesday, June 6th. All classes are subject to sufficient enrollment. Any class cancellations will be made by June 2nd.
2. Beginning music students should take advantage of the no extra cost extended rental period offered by the dealers. There is no extra charge for a summer rental, if the student is enrolled in the Summer Program. This does not include guitar.
3. Registrations should be sent to:
Madison Summer Arts Program
C/o Kathleen McCormick
Madison Junior School
160 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940
4. For any other information please email Kathleen McCormick at email@example.com. (A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Inquiries can be made to Mrs. McCormick for details.) If you have questions regarding the guitar program you may contact Mr. Michael Silvestri at the High School, 973-593-3143 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no Summer Arts programs on Monday, July 3rd AND Tuesday, July 4th due to Independence Day.
Madison Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts
Registration for the 2017 Summer Arts Program
_____ 1 Beginning Strings, Brass, and Woodwinds
(meets every day from 9:00-10:00)
_____ 2 Beginning Percussion
Students must receive prior approv
al from their school’s band teacher before registering.
_____ 3 Intermediate Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, Percussion and Beginning Percussion
(Flute students choose either Band or Flute Ensemble or can enroll in both for an additional $30.00)
Interested in: Traditional Band _____ Flute Ensemble_____Orchestra___________
______ 4 Advanced Small Groups entering grades 8-12 or Beginners entering grades 7-12
______5 “Time Off” Summer Music Jazz Ensemble (open to students entering grades 7-12)
(meets every day from 12:00-12:30)
_____ 6 Guitar Class (See brochure and select desired classes below)
A (beginner) ____ Level B ____ Level C ____ Class D ____
_____ 7 Visual Arts Course at MJS (See brochure and select appropriate level below):
A. Grade 4 _____ B. Grades 5 & 6 ______ C. Grades 7 & up ______
______8 Visual Arts Course at CAS for Grades 1-3 (See brochure and select appropriate time below):
D. 9:00-9:45 _____ E. 10:00-10:45 ______
Name ___________________________________ Address____________________________________
Telephone _____________________________ Email ________________________________________
School Attended ___________________ Grade in September ___________________
Instrument you plan to study _______________________________ Years experience _____________
Medical concerns (confidential)__________________________________________________________
The fee is $190.00 for each Music and Visual Art class registered
All must enroll for the entire program, regardless of planned vacations.
Registrations RECEIVED after May 25th will incur a $20.00 late fee.
Schedules will be sent via email by June 6th. For a hard copy, be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your application.
Checks must be made payable to: Madison Music and Arts
Mail application to: Madison Summer Arts Program
C/o Mrs. Kathleen McCormick
Madison Junior School
160 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940
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