The New Student Cello Ensemble
Going beyond the depth of private instruction
Teaching new cellists how to play together
In the infinite roles that cellists can play
We had a great run in the Summer Session - now in the Fall Session, we'll hunker down and play pieces like "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen, "Beauty and the Beast", and experiment with free cello improvisation.
There will be 7 classes in the Fall Session, with the 6th class being a recording session, and the 7th class being a no-pressure rehearsal just to keep from getting rusty before the new year.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday September 20, 6:30-7:30
Wednesday September 27, 6:30-7:30
Wednesday October 4, 6:30-7:30
Wednesday October 11, 6:30-7:30
Wednesday October 18, 6:30-7:30
Wednesday October 25, 6:30-7:30 (Recording Day! Parents welcome)
Wednesday December 6, 6:30-7:30 (Just a little rehearsal before the new year)
I made the Registration Form above to make organizing this a little easier on everyone. This way I can get all the pertinent information, in case I need to get in touch with you and also in case of any emergencies. You can pay directly through the form as well, so no hassle with checks or remembering payments.
Thanks for being AcaCellists! See you Wednesday!
More about AcaCello:
Usually, the Cello section all plays in unison and we basically have the Bass (ok, Bass-ish) part, holding down the rhythm and the tonality of the orchestra, while the First Violin section gets soaring melodies. Well, not here.
AcaCello! is a Cello section gone rogue. I will be formulating exercises and arranging music from all genres, in which each student will experience the awesome responsibility of their unique role in the ensemble.
This means not only that everyone will have a unique role and "job" to do, but we'll be able to switch and trade "jobs" so we can always know and understand each others roles and jobs, bringing ensemble-playing to a new level.
We'll rehearse at Rock Solid Productions' Recording Studio in Ocean Acres Barnegat, and if you haven't guessed it by now, this means we can always throw up some microphones and record!