Alex CheungRecommended for:
Beginner adult cello students (little to no experience)Class Time:
Tuesdays, 7:45-8:45pm (September intake, full year) Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm (January intake) Semester Fee:Class Description:
If you are curious and interested in learning how to play an instrument, come join VAM’s adult group classes! In this introduction to the cello, you will be introduced to the instrument and receive support in developing proper technique and ensemble playing skills in a small group setting. Beginners welcome! This is a 26-week in-person class (13 classes per term, starting in September. There is a 13-week option starting in January.)
Rosanna ChiuRecommended for:
Harp students of all levelsClass Time:
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, 4 classes per term Semester Fee:Class Description:
Join VAM’s Harp Ensemble for adults and explore classical and popular arrangements. Focusing on harp techniques and ensemble playing skills, it is a small supportive group setting for harpists to exchange ideas and build friendships. Beginners are welcomed! The ensemble participates in events such as the VAM Harp Fest, and the Adult Learning Program Soirée Concert.
Director/Instructor: Rosanna Chiu
Co-Director: Joy Yeh
2023/2024 Class Dates:
Tawnya PopoffRecommended for:
Adult beginners with some experienceClass Time:
Session 1: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm (Sept-Nov, 7 weeks) Session 2: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm (Jan-Mar, 7 weeks) Session 3: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm (April-May, 7 weeks) Semester Fee:Class Description:
A string orchestra for adults with some experience playing in an ensemble. The focus is on continued development of sight-reading skills, technique, and ensemble skills through playing reduced versions of beloved classics.
Ian ParkerRecommended for:
Intermediate to advanced adult string and wind players (no audition required)Class Time:
Session 1: Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm (Sept-Nov, 7 weeks) Session 2: Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm (Jan-Mar, 7 weeks) Session 3: Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm (Apr-May, 7 weeks) Semester Fee:Class Description:
Strike up new friendships with a vibrant ensemble that will help you brush up on your technical skills in a supportive group environment! VAM's adult orchestra explores performance practice of seminal masterpieces while acquiring a deeper understanding of their musical significance and historical context.
Adult learnersClass Description:
A unique ensemble experience, each chamber group in Play with the Pros
will consist of one member of VAM's faculty, where you can enjoy the benefits of mentorship and collegiality that come from performing with a professional musician. Class time to be scheduled at the mutual convenience of students and teacher. Students wishing to register for fewer than 16 classes per semester must have permission from the teacher. Click below to begin the registration process.
Cassie Luftspring (Director of Choral Studies)Recommended for:
Ages 18+Class Time:
Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45pm Annual Fee:Class Description:
This elite chamber ensemble performs challenging repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque periods in addition to 20th- and 21st-century compositions. With fast-paced, challenging rehearsals, Schola Cantorum is perfect for the experienced chorister who seeks the highest standard of excellence.
This class is full year, two semesters of 16 weeks.