Upcoming Events and Announcements:
Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQ & CSM Response: In response to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how CSM is responding. We are monitoring the situation as it evolves, we've created an F.A.Q. and Updates page to serve as a central place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions:
CSM Summer Break - CSM CLOSED from 8/2- 8/8!
CSM will be CLOSED for Summer Break from 8/2 - 8/8 and no lessons will be scheduled or billed for that week.
Please note: some teachers are offering special makeup opportunities during that week, but those will be made available on an individual basis by each instructor.
NEW "Advanced Theory and Composition Class" begins soon: Sign-up TODAY!
Our next "Advanced Theory and Composition Class" (virtual via Zoom) begins THIS Thursday, July 30th at 5:30 p.m.! Limited spaces are still available: sign-up today!
Following the “Composers’ Workshop,” this course will explore in greater depth concepts of music theory and composition. We will learn about specific aspects of music theory, as well as dedicate time to listening and discussion. Attendance to the prior course is not a prerequisite, however a firm knowledge of basic theory is needed. This course will be beneficial to both aspiring composers and musicians curious about the music’s construction! This course is designed to be more student-participatory and discussion-based than the “Composers’ Workshop.” A typical seminar may include:
-Listening to selected work(s)
-Discussion on large and small features
-Collaboration on composition assignments
-Providing in-depth feedback to student compositions
Our eight-week class will conclude with a “Composers’ Showcase” to premier works by the student composers!
Cost is $15/class session.
Interested in registering or have questions? Contact Mr. Quentin Walston at: Quentin@QuentinWalston.com
Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions 2020-2021 Season: DUE AUG. 7!
Attention young instrumentalists! Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 season. All orchestral instruments are encouraged to audition for one of our two symphonic orchestras. Younger string players may also audition for our Prelude Strings.
Recorded auditions should be submitted no later than August 7. For audition requirements and information on our upcoming season, please visit:
Fauquier County Youth Orchestra - Admitting New Members for 2020-2021 Season - NO AUDITION REQUIRED!
The Fauquier County Youth Orchestra was founded in 2014 by Diana Traietta, through the desire to provide quality music education and performing experiences to all students in the Fauquier County vicinity. FCYO has an open-door policy to any music student interested in being a part of our ensemble. Starting with just a few students in the back of a local music affiliate, Drum & Strum, the group has grown into what it is today.
***No audition required to participate!***
**Low tuition rates and financial aid available!**
*The FCYO Rehearses on Wednesdays at
Gloria's in Warrenton, VA from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
For more info., please contact Ms. Tara at:
Online Learning NOW AVAILABLE via Zoom! We are excited to offer online video lessons across all our lessons studios via Zoom! Online learning allows us to continue the learning process remotely, especially in light of our current circumstances. If you are unable to attend lessons on-site at CSM due to illness, social distancing or closure, we are still able to provide students with the opportunity to meet for lessons online via video conferencing lessons! One of the easiest and best services we’ve found at this time is “Zoom”. All you need is a internet-connected laptop, tablet or phone with microphone and camera. Your teacher will email a "Zoom" link to click to join a lesson live at your lesson time. Sign-up online or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details! Also, check out the following links for more info. and Zoom Tips/Tricks!
Zoom Homepage Link: www.zoom.us
CSM Lessons Gift Certificates Available!: Give a gift that will last a lifetime! Special Music Lessons gift certificates towards private or class music lessons at CSM are now available! The PERFECT way to spread cheer this season while investing in a loved one or friend's musical future!
As an added bonus, take advantage of our special limited-time holiday lessons promo offer for new students: sign-up for lessons and receive TWO FREE lessons! Email email@example.com to get your customized CSM lessons gift-certificates today!
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