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Classes

Welcome to Our Spring Semester

FOR BOTH NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program (YOP), our four "Masterpiece Collective" classes present an online musical experience for each ensemble. Elective classes in chamber music, music theory, and composition have also been designed specifically for students enrolled in one of the "Masterpiece Collective" ensemble classes.

Pre-college classes offered to students who do not participate in a YOP ensemble include both traditional and jazz music theory and composition. Pre-college strings players interested in jazz and improvisation are encouraged to enroll in "Cruisin’ Thru Keys: An Exploration in Improvisation." Advanced student pianists have the opportunity to learn from four master teachers in the Richmond area in our new "Piano Symposium," and vocalists may now join our RSSoM community through enrollment in the inaugural "Essential Skills for Student Singers." Our expanded course offerings ensure a pre-college class for all musical interests!

This spring, we offer the sequel of two favorite classes designed for the adult learner, offered at a discount to high school and college students. Back by popular demand, Titus Underwood leads "Black Music Discovery 2," with all new guests, discussions, and performances surrounding African American musicians and composers. From Brian Jones comes "Jazz on Film," featuring the music of your favorite movies, TV shows, and documentaries in the world of jazz. You have the option to subscribe to the entire semester OR join individual classes at your convenience - whatever is best for you.

With the continuation of old favorites comes the promise of new favorites, too: Adrian Pintea and Ellen Cockerham Riccio, two Richmond Symphony violinists, introduce a new RSSoM series, "For Your Ears Only." Buckle in and hold on tight for a wild ride through the bizarre, entertaining and brilliant world of music history in "Treesa Ruins Classical Music." Discover the fundamentals of music theory or hone your chamber music performance skills with coachings from our very own Richmond Symphony musicians.

Whether you are a new or returning student, we are so excited that you are now part of the RSSoM community. Thanks for joining us - see you in class!

RSSoM Class Offering — Spring 2021

Ensembles

Precollege

Chamber Music for RSYO Students

Instructor:
Various
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Ensembles

Precollege

Masterpiece Collective – A RSYO Experience

Instructor:
Daniel Myssyk
Daniel-Myssyk

Ensembles

Precollege

Masterpiece Collective – A String Sinfonietta Experience

Instructor:
Melissa Jones
Melissa-Jones

Ensembles

Precollege

Masterpiece Collective – A YCO & Camerata Experience: The Full Orchestra for Strings

Instructor:
Sandy Goldie
Sandy Goldie

Ensembles

Precollege

Masterpiece Collective – A YCO & Wind Ensemble Experience: The Full Orchestra for Woodwind, Brass, & Percussion

Instructor:
Christopher Moseley

Piano

Precollege

Piano Symposium

Instructor:
Various
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Music Theory

Precollege

Pre-College Music Theory: Harmony 1

Instructor:
Dana McComb
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Music Theory

Precollege

Pre-College Music Theory: Theory 1

Instructor:
Dana McComb
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Registration open

Music History

Adult, High School/College

Black Music Discovery 2

Instructor:
Titus Underwood
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Registration open

Music Listening

Adult

For Your Ears Only

Instructor:
Ellen Cockerham Riccio
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Instructor:
Adrian Pintea
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Composition

Precollege

Intermediate Composition

Instructor:
Christopher Farrell
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Music Theory

Adult

Intro to Music Theory for Adults

Instructor:
Dana McComb
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Registration open

Jazz, Music History

Adult, High School/College

Jazz on Film

Instructor:
Brian Jones
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Registration open

Music History

Adult

Treesa Ruins Classical Music

Instructor:
Treesa Gold
Treesa-Gold

SPRING B REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 12!

Stay tuned for more details!

Vote for RSYO's "Coriolan Overture" to appear at A Night for Harmony, Richmond Symphony's virtual gala on February 19th.

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Announcing our first-ever YOP Digital Solo Competition!

The grand prize winner will be featured in the livestream of the Richmond Symphony's Masterworks concert in April!

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