PERFORMANCE GROUPS

2016-17

 

 

Wee Children's Music Theater

Open to General Public:

This performance group is for children ages 4 to 7.   No previous acting or singing experience is required.  It rehearses on Thursdays from 5:00-5:45 PM when preparing for a production.  Wee Children's Musical Theatre is usually offered three times per year (fall, spring, summer).  Fall and spring have about 8 to 10 weeks of 1½-hour rehearsals, and the summer usually has about 4 weeks of 2-hour rehearsals.

 

Director - Shirley Faulkner


Children's Music Theater

Open to General Public:


This performance group is for children ages 8 to 14.   No previous acting or singing experience is required.  It rehearses on Thursdays from 5:45-7:00 PM when preparing for a production.  Children's Musical Theatre is usually offered three times per year (fall, spring, summer).  Fall and spring have about 8 to 10 weeks of 1½-hour rehearsals, and the summer usually has about 4 weeks of 2-hour rehearsals.

 

Director - Shirley Faulkner


 

RIVER VALLEY TREBLE CHORUS

Open to General Public:


Auditioned treble chorus of boys and girls ages 8-14.  Children will learn a variety of styles and languages of music.  They will learn to use and sing from choral sheet music, plus perform with confidence, proper vocal technique, and personality.  Rehearsals are Mondays 5:30-6:30 PM.

 

Director - Scott Arnold


 

 

COMMUNITY FESTIVAL CHORALE

Open to General Public:


Non-auditioned community choir.  Reading music is not a requirement.  Open to everyone eighth grade and above.  Meets weekly on Monday's from 7:00-8:30 PM and performs Fall and Spring concerts.

 

Director - Shirley Faulkner


WEST CENTRAL RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND

Open to General Public:


Information to be added soon.

 

Director - Shirley Faulkner


 

CLASS OFFERINGS

2016-17

Pre-Kindergarten Class

Open to General Public

This 30-minute class is an energetic and educational class for students ages 2 through K4.  Classes will include many song styles and activities with lots of movement.  Throughout the course of the school year, they will also get to see, hear, learn about, and "play" several instruments from the four instrument familieis, as well as some unique ethnic instruments.    

This class meet on Tuesday's at noon.  While not required, escorting adults are encouraged sit in and even participate. At least one parent per class will be required to assist in classroom management if more than 5 students are enrolled.

Instructor - Dr. Brian Faulkner


Band

Open to General Public

Band is open to students ages 10 and up. Even parents are invited to learn the instrument they never got to learn in school. Band is offered at three levels of ability, starting with beginning band. The other levels are intermediate and concert. Students must complete all assigned exercises with competency to move to the next level band.

Beginning band students must attend a tryout or audition. Tryouts are for beginning band students. Students are given the opportunity to try each instrument with a qualified person assisting them. The director will review the assessment taken by the instrument official. To ensure success, the student’s instrument choice should be based on their interest and the director’s input. Students will spend the first four weeks or so learning to read music, proper posture, and breathing. No instruments will be needed until the fourth or fifth week of class. Students will be required to provide their own instrument. The director can assist with locating an affordable instrument. Students will also be required to purchase the books assigned.

Students with previous instrument experience interested in joining an ACME band must audition for placement. The audition consists of a brief written test, a prepared piece, and a simple sight-reading test.

The bands will perform at least once each semester. Concert band also serves as a community band for community events in the River Valley as needed.  Beginning band meets twice a week for an hour each meeting with required practice time outside of the class.  Intermediate band meets once a week for 1 1/4 hour and concert band meets once a week for an hour.

 

Beginning Band, Intermediate & Concert Band - Shirley Faulkner


Orchestra

Open to General Public

This ensemble consists of violin, viola, cello, and double bass and is for students age 10 through adult.  Orchestra is offered at three levels of ability: beginning, intermediate and concert.  Students and at least one parent are required to attend a brief informational meeting and instrument fitting.  Students will be required to provide their own instrument.  The directors can assist with locating affordable, suitable instruments.  Students are also required to purchase assigned books.

Orchestra meets once a week for 1 1/2 hours each meeting with required practice time outside of class.

 

Beginning Orchestra - Shirley Faulkner

Intermediate Orchestra - Dr. Brian Faulkner

Concert Orchestra Instructor - Coralin Davelaar


 

Ukelele

Open to General Public

Information on this class will be posted soon.

Instructor - Sarah Miller


Elementary Music

Home School Students Only
Elementary 1 for ages 5 to 7
Elementary 2 for ages 8 to 10

Classes meet once a week for approximately 45 minutes. Classes will include lessons on the elements of music - melody, rhythm, form, harmony, tone color - as well as lessons on various styles of music and composition. Throughout the course of the school year, students will also get to see, hear, learn about, and “play” several instruments from the four instrument families, as well as some unique ethnic instruments. They will learn and sing various styles of music. In the course of their singing, they will be taught the importance of singing the right pitches of songs making them better singers and musicians. Other lessons include concert etiquette as a performer and an audience member, and many others. They will perform in at least one concert per semester. Concerts will consist mostly of singing, but may also involve instrument playing and acting as well.

 

Instructor - Shirley Faulkner


General Music - Home School Students Only

Students ages 11 and up meet once a week for approximately 45 minutes. These classes will cover the elements of music – melody, rhythm, form, harmony, and tone color. They will also be introduced to styles of music, music history including Arkansas music history, composition, and concert etiquette. They will see, hear, learn about, and “play” a variety of instruments during the lessons on tone color. This class may or may not perform in concerts, determined by student population. If they do not perform on the stage, they will assist as stage crew at all performances.

Instructor - Shirley Faulkner

 

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