FALL 2019

Children’s Choir with Laura Atkinson


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This is a choir opened to girls and boys ages 6-10. This is a great option for children who love to sing, but who might not yet be ready for individual voice lessons. Here, children are introduced to concepts like breath, singing technique, pitch, rhythm and begin to sight read notes. Solfege based on movable ‘Do’ will be the standard. Singing is all done in unison to build skills in intonation and group singing, with the option of learning to sing in harmony depending on enrollment size. The choir will meet once a week for 45 minute sessions, and will perform in the Winter Recital at the end of a 9-week block. There will also be a chance for the choir to perform in an outreach concert with other LAM students.

Dates: 9/20-11/22 (no Class October 4th) 

Time: Fridays 5:30-6:15

Price: $120 for the session

Ages 6-10, no experience needed

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Electronic Composition: Stranger Things Edition

with Andrew Callaway

Learn how to use synthesizers, computers and audio editing software to compose music. This semester’s focus will be the synth-driven TV show: Stranger Things. Students will analyze themes and recreate sounds, gaining skills to compose their own score to a scene from the show. Topics covered will include composition, structure, harmony, waveforms, filters, EQ and mixing/mastering.

Dates: October 10 - Dec 19 (out for Thanksgiving week)

Time: Thursdays 7-8pm

Price: $120 for 10 classes

Ages 12+ All experience/skill levels welcome.

Chamber Music with Jeffrey Jamner

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APPLY by August 15th.

WHY study chamber music? Unlike solo playing or playing with a conductor, students learn how to listen and respond to each other for timing and balance, and they have to learn to negotiate their interpretive choices as a group. This is one of the most important and powerful ways to grow as a musician. Students enrolled in this chamber music class will be placed in chamber music ensembles (duos, trios, quartets, etc.) with music students at a similar level. They will receive 10 coachings per semester with Jeff Jamner and with other LAM faculty, work on their parts as part of their weekly private lessons, and are encouraged to rehearse between coachings. Middle and high school students may wish to prepare for the Macauley Chamber Music Competition run by the Chamber Music Society of Louisville.

*Space is limited and assignments will be confirmed by September 1st on your acceptance into the program based on availability, level, and pairing with other applicants.

Dates: coachings between September 15th-December 15th

Price: $50 per group per hour coaching

Partner Classes:

Music Together

That children learn to sing the same way they learn to talk and walk and eat – through play and watching and imitating their primary caregivers, whether that means parent, grandparent, babysitter or nanny. And the families who make Music Together at Shine will tell you that the class is as much for them, as for their child! Learn more here.

We are excited to host Music Together Classes at LAM in the new year!

To schedule your free class visit, email maria@shinelouisville.com or call 502.442.2873.