GROUP MUSIC CLASSES & PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

SUMMER CLASSES

YOUNG COMPOSER’S CAMP 
DAN SAULPAUGH 
Grades 3-High School
Monday-Friday
Session 2 Beginners | 4-5pm    July 22-26 | $125  Register
Session 2 Advanced  | 5-6pm    July 22-26 | $185  Register  
This is a five day intensive composition workshop. Projects will be individually tailored to meet the level of the student. The Young Composer’s Camp aims to ll a gap in students’ music education that is too often overlooked: the ability to write, notate, record, and perform one’s own music. Within a friendly and supportive atmosphere, students will learn a variety of compositional techniques including writing short pieces using harmonic progressions, form, melody and voice leading, as well as orchestration. Students will have their pieces critiqued and the workshop will culminate in a composition project that will be performed for friends and family on the last day of camp. Prerequisites include some level of proficiency with an instrument and reading notated music. Electronic key- boards are used along with a student’s choices of instrument. 

FALL CLASSES

NEW SING! SING! ELEMENTARY GROUP VOICE
CHRISTINA DEMAIO
Grades 1–5 | Thursday | 5:30 – 6:15pm
Sept. 19 – Dec. 5 | 10 classes
$210 plus $35 Registration Fee
No class on Oct. 31
Does your child like to sing? Through musical games and activities, students will learn proper vocal techniques while receiving an introduction to music literacy. The group will be invited to participate in the Darien Arts Center Holiday Recital in December. 

BEGINNING YOUNG COMPOSERS
DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 3–5 | Saturday | 3:00 – 4:00pm 
Sept. 21 – Nov. 23 | 10 classes 
$210 plus $35 Registration Fee 
Beginning composition students will learn the basics of writing music. We will cover topics including setting up a score, identifying pitches on the staff and simple rhythms, as well as other aspects of music notation. Students will compose simple pieces that explore specific parts of the compositional process. These will include melody writing, harmonic progressions, form, and orchestration. At the end of the course students will have written several short pieces. Students’ pieces may be performed at the DAC Holiday Recital in December.

ADVANCED YOUNG COMPOSERS
DAN SAULPAUGH
Grades 5–12 | Saturday | 1:15 – 2:45pm
Sept. 21 – Nov. 23 | 10 classes
$320 plus $35 Registration Fee
Student composers with more experience will work in a workshop setting, writing and critiquing each other’s music. More advanced harmonic progressions, forms, and elements of melody and counterpoint will be explored. Students will write short pieces that explore specific aspects of the compositional process such as imitation and different types of chromaticism. Students will also work on their own self-directed pieces, to be performed at the DAC Holiday Recital in December.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

SCHEDULE & INFORMATION 

FALL 
Sept. 3-Dec. 20, 2019
15-16 weeks

WINTER/SPRING  
Jan. 2-June 12, 2020
15-16 weeks

SUMMER 
June 29-Aug. 22, 2020

Summer lessons are individually scheduled based on student and teacher availability. Consult your teacher regarding school holidays and teacher absences prior to registering. No classes during Darien Public School’s February & April vacation weeks. Consult your teacher for weather cancellations, the Music Dept. does not always follow school cancellations.

LESSON SCHEDULE 
Flute | Tuesday and Wednesday
Guitar | Tuesday and Saturday
Percussion | Varies

Piano | Monday–Saturday
Violin | Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
Voice | Monday–Friday
Cello | Varies 

Before registering, you must call us at 203.655.8683 to receive confirmation of your instructor, day, time, number of pro-rated lessons and total cost of your lessons. 

PRIVATE LESSON REGISTRATION CANNOT BE PROCESSED UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION FROM THE TEACHER.