Registration is Open for the Fall 2017 Semester!

When:  4:15 – 6:15 pm, Wednesdays between September 13 – December 13. No session November 22nd.
Where:  Ridgeview Classical Charter School, 1800 S. Lemay Avenue
Tuition: $100 per semester. Scholarships are available.
Registration closes on September 1! Details below….

To Participate, you must be a fluent music reader and play a string instrument, piano or be an intermediate level-and-above woodwind player in Grades 4 – 12.

A Fresh New Look — 

Time to have fun playing chamber music with friends! This is a collaborative music program that gives kids a great way to develop their musical skills while working with their peers. All students work in set chamber music groups coached by high level professional musicians, plus:  chamber orchestra for strings, flute choir  for flutes, and piano four hands for pianists.  Enrichment classes are dispersed throughout both semesters – ie music theory games, Front Range Chamber Players as performance and coaching guests.

Build your technical skills while gaining a greater understanding of how to play musically. Come join us for a great way to learn more about different styles of music, how to play in a small group, feel musically more confident and have your own voice. We’ll help you build technical skills and get a greater understanding of how to play musically.

Don’t forget! We’ve established  a Chamber Music Academy College Scholarship Fund. Enroll in the program for at least 3 consecutive years and you are eligible to apply for a $2000 scholarship for a graduating high school senior. This award can be used at any 4-year college in the pursuit of any declared major and will be first awarded in 2020.

Please contact Jephta Bernstein to participate as a sponsor or donor, financially or through the donation of pianos and instruments.


How do I apply:

Please download a Registration Form to enroll.
You will also need a Teacher Evaluation Form.
Please contact us with questions: director@offthehookarts.org or call 970.305.2261

Piano: Tim BurnsSilvana SantinelliJessica Pacheco
Strings: Jephta Bernstein, violin; Glésse Collet; Michael Davis, violin; Heidi Mausbach, cello;
Beth Rosbach, cello; Michael Schaefer, violin
Woodwinds and Recorder Choir: ‘Cille Lutsch, flute
Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Michael Davis, violin


Program Description:

4:10 Instruments out, tuned and ready to go.
You’ll have plenty of time to chat, catch up, eat snack in just a few minutes (okay, 50 minutes).

4:15 – 5:05 Coaching
Pre-assigned groups will work on a standard repertoire selection as their semester long piece. Guest coaches and occasional switching of coaches will occur in order to give coaches with different main instruments so that all students have feedback, as much as possible, on their primary instrument.

5:05 – 5:20 Snack and Social Time
bring a snack and relax a bit with your fellow musicians.

5:20 – 6:10 Master Class: Large Group Ensemble
Chamber orchestra work in a variety of genres with a Music Theory Game Day and Improvisation Skills development thrown in for good measure!
— Guest Events: Dalcroze (movement to music), Guest Performances, Master Classes with guest artists

In this class, students will have the opportunity to explore both traditional and modern pitch as well as rhythmic patterns through hands-on activities such as call and response, sight-singing, improvisation, and music theory games.

6:15  Go Home!

Students are required to be present, practice their parts, participate in discussions and workshops promoted by faculty, and perform in the end of semester recitals.
Recitals will be in public facilities in an effort to give back to our community and let kids Play It Forward!

Learn about ways you can offer your time and skill(s) and take on small jobs that make a major difference in our day to day operations. Contact Jephta Bernstein at director@offthehookarts.org.