Classes

ECMI SINGING BRIDGE CLASS

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Mondays, February 27 – May 1, 2017 (no sessions Feb. 20 or Apr. 17)

$150 per child for a total of 9 sessions

3:30pm – 4:25pm

Age group: 7-12 years old

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All sessions will be held at:

General Bryant E. Moore Community Center
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME  04605

Early childhood music educator Deborah Reinke will lead this unique singing class for students 7-12 years of age with the intention to bridge to a larger and more comprehensive children’s chorus through ECMI in the future.

This group setting will allow students an opportunity to learn essential skills for singing in a chorus. The class will introduce basic vocal techniques including posture, breath support, vowel formation, diction, and phrasing. Students will sing for and with each other. In addition to singing songs with two-part harmonies, students will learn fundamental music theory and ear training skills.

Deborah was born in Rumford, Maine and received a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY. Her interests in Music Learning Theory eventually led her to study with its creator, Edwin Gordon, and she received an M.M. under his tutelage at Temple University. While at Temple, she was trained in Early Childhood Music Education and has been teaching classes to preschool children in many venues during the last 22 years. Deborah also helps direct the GSA fall musicals and sings regularly in her church choir and with the Bagaduce Chorale. She is an ECMI faculty member and co-led the popular ECMI Children’s Chorus in 2016.

Classes will be held on Mondays from 3:30pm – 4:25pm, starting February 27th and run through May 1st. Students will also have an opportunity to share in the wonder of performance with ECMI students at an April 30th recital. The cost for the 9 session class is $150 per student.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 10 students.

For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email: info@ellsworthcommunitymusic.org

 


Past class offerings:

NEW Cello Ensemble Sessions Offered in 2016

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Noreen Silver, principal cellist of Bangor Symphony Orchestra, will direct a cello ensemble, meeting on Thursdays from 1-2:15pm: February 25, March 24, April 14 and April 28, 2016

The ensemble is open to cellists of any technical level, and students are welcome to join whether or not they are already enrolled in lessons through ECMI. The cost is $20 per session for enrolled students, and $25 per session for non-enrolled students.

Registration is per session and can be completed by sending an email to: info@ellsworthcommunitymusic.org.

Music will be provided, but students should bring their own music stand and end-pin strap.

All sessions are held at:
General Bryant E. Moore Community Center
125 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Click here for a recent article that featured the last session of the ECMI Cello Ensemble!

 


ECMI Children’s Chorus –
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Ellsworth Community Music Children’s Chorus
Wednesdays, February 3 – May 4, 2016
$25 per child (one time fee)

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Grades 2-8

Public Concert: May 11, 2016 at 5:30pm

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.

All sessions and the public concert will be held at:

General Bryant E. Moore Community Center
125 State Street
Ellsworth, ME  04605

 

The chorus will be team-taught by ECMI Faculty, Deborah Reinke and Douglas Beck.

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Deborah Reinke

Deborah was born in Rumford, Maine and received a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY. Her interests in Music Learning Theory eventually led her to study with its creator, Edwin Gordon, and she received an M.M. under his tutelage at Temple University. While at Temple, she was trained in Early Childhood Music Education and has been teaching classes to preschool children in many venues during the last 22 years. Deborah also helps direct the GSA fall musicals and sings regularly in her church choir and with the Bagaduce Chorale.

 

Douglas Beck

Douglas developed and directed chorister programs in Washington DC, his last venture there attracted singers of all ages and abilities at St. Paul’s Day School and Church in Alexandria, Virginia with well over one hundred participants. As well, he managed the Advanced Summer Course for Advanced Trebles for the Royal School of Church Music of America organization for five years. This national program brought the best treble choristers together for a weeklong residency at the Washington National Cathedral. His music degrees are from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

 

More about the chorus…

The purpose of the Ellsworth Community Music Children’s Chorus is to build a musical community that fosters teamwork, commitment and artistic integrity. The music directors and singers will strive to meet this purpose by learning high-quality choral repertoire, learning how to read a musical score, learning proper vocal skills and collaborating with each other in supportive ways.

Young children will learn to grow their natural musical abilities as they develop healthy vocal production, rhythm skills and beginning music theory in a fast-paced, fun-filled learning environment. These experiences will encourage a good, solid foundation for choral singing using unison and canonic choral singing from many traditions.

Older choristers will enjoy an excellent community chorus experience appropriate to their own ages and developing abilities.  A wide range of musical unison and multi-part harmony will expand the horizons and imagination of singers at this level. This level will focus on healthy vocal production for the developing and changed voice along with building good rhythmic, music theory and teambuilding skills to last a lifetime.

Because of the unique way that the brain processes music, the act of making music vocally or instrumentally leads to important growth and development in the child. Music impacts our lives beginning with our first lullaby and continues to have strong effects during joyous celebrations as well as somber ceremonies. Music can boost both cognitive and motor development as well as enrich creative abilities. As children listen, describe, analyze, evaluate, sing, move, create, and read notation, they develop powerful thinking skills and problem solving abilities. Participating in a children’s choir positively affects human development overall by fostering self-esteem, commitment, and teamwork which are all necessary skills for success in life.

We encourage positive, regular participation in order to create a sense of joy and enthusiasm for music making through singing in a group setting.

 

Note: (no sessions February 17 or April 20)

You may also call us at 207-664-9258 or email: info@ellsworthcommunitymusic.org

This special program is brought to the community through funding from the ME Expansion Arts Fund, the Sciences and Arts Foundation Fund and the Holt Family Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

 


 

Offering with Deborah Reinke

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Early Music Class in Bar Harbor – Community Outreach
Mondays, January 18 – February 8, 2016
$35 total for all 4 weeks

9:30am – 10:00am (Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years)

Children will be encouraged to listen, chant and respond to age-appropriate songs that promote language skills and stimulate brain development. Along with the music, Deborah uses silk scarves, musical instruments, and other items to engage the participants. Parents/caregivers are required to stay and encouraged to participate!

Registration is required.
Please phone us at 207-664-9258 or email info@ellsworthcommunitymusic.org

All classes are held at:
Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center
330 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine

 


 

Calling all Cello Enthusiasts!

 

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This Fall starts a new venture at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI), one that speaks to the heart of the school’s mission.

Noreen Silver, principal cellist of Bangor Symphony Orchestra, will direct a cello ensemble, meeting on Thursdays from 2-3:15pm: October 29, November 5, November 19th, December 3rd and December 10th, 2015

The ensemble is open to cellists of any technical level, and students are welcome to join whether or not they are already enrolled in lessons through ECMI. The cost is $20 per session for enrolled students, and $25 per session for non-enrolled students.

ECMIRegistration is per session and can be completed by sending an email to: info@ellsworthcommunitymusic.org.

Music will be provided, but students should bring their own music stand and end-pin strap.

All sessions are held at:
General Bryant E. Moore Community Center
125 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605


 

 

Offering with Deborah Reinke

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Early Music Classes
Tuesdays, October 13 – November 17, 2015
$50 for each 6 week class ($45 for siblings)

9:30am – 10:00am (Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years)
and
10:15am – 10:45am (Pre-schoolers ages 3-5 years)

Children will be encouraged to listen, chant and respond to age-appropriate songs that promote language skills and stimulate brain development. Along with the music, Deborah uses silk scarves, musical instruments, and other items to engage the participants. Parents/caregivers are required to stay and encouraged to participate!

Registration is required.
Please phone us at 207-664-9258 or email info@ellsworthcommunitymusic.org

All classes are held at:
General Bryant E. Moore Community Center
125 State Street, Ellsworth, ME  04605