Crescendo for Piano Summer Session


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Crescendo, Italian for "growing," encourages and promotes students' growth at all stages of musical development. The program aims to develop well-rounded musicians, reward students' progress and set benchmarks for the advancement of musical skills.

Crescendo for Piano Summer Sessions is a shortened version of the Crescendo for Piano program which runs through the academic year. It provides enrichment for your individual lessons, gives you motivation and goals to work towards, and guides you through the Crescendo piano curriculum level by level.

This summer, we are giving our previous Crescendo for Piano students — as well as students new to Crescendo — an opportunity to continue their journey of musical growth by adding a play-a-thon, a final jury, and six music labs.

Music lab students will be split into Zoom groups depending on their level and age. They will have fun, interactive educational sessions on music history and theory, practice strategies, solving technical problems and meetings with professional musicians. These hourly classes will be led by teachers of MacPhail faculty.

Play-a-thons are casual performance opportunities for Crescendo students to try their pieces and get feedback from other instructors. Performances are interspersed with short musical quizzes and stories facilitated by the host of the event.

The final event of the Summer Crescendo for Piano session is a jury. By participating in the Summer Crescendo for Piano session, students who are actively practicing and studying new pieces will be able to demonstrate their progress at this jury and will not have to wait for the following one in January.

Summer program cost: $75

Labs/Classes (maximum 12 students per lab)
Wednesday 10:00am, 55 minutes, Levels 1 – 3
Wednesday 11:00am, 55 minutes, Levels 4 – 6
Wednesday 12:00pm, 55 minutes, Levels 7 – 10

Labs/Classes Dates:
1. June 17
2. June 24
3. July 1
4. July 15
5. August 5
6. August 12

Play-a-Thon: July 22 (Wednesday or other day during that week)

Jury: August 19 or other day during that week.

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About Classes & Ensembles at MacPhail

MacPhail group music classes, ensembles and summer camps, help students of any age and any skill level meet their musical goals in a comfortable and fun group setting! In our classes, you can develop your playing or singing skills or learn about music composition, theory, or music appreciation in a relaxed, collaborative environment with like-minded peers. By joining an ensemble, you can take your group’s talents to the stage! Learn more about Groups and Ensembles for Youth or for Adults.

MacPhail offers group music lessons for all ages and abilities! Create your own group lesson by gathering your friends or family members and we’ll place you with one of our outstanding faculty who is equipped to teach beginning through advanced music lessons. Groups can consist of students the same age or inter-generational groups (parent/child).

5 years - 18 years
June 17, 2020
August 19, 2020
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