The Music Conservatory offers a broad suite of fine arts education to enrich children after school.
Through partnerships with the public school district, this after school initiative has expanded to provide access to Music Matters! classes including instruction in the orchestra, choir, percussion and theater for different ages and levels, with mentors and section leaders.
The MCS Youth Orchestra is an inclusive program designed to accommodate beginning through advanced students. Students are given the opportunity to take in the joy and fun of making music together, to gain confidence performing with others, and experience how to play an important role as part of a group. Practice and performance pieces include a mixture of classical, contemporary, pop and jazz music. Recommended for 4th grade and older.
Beginning students perform together and practice djembe, cymbals, tambourine, triangle and simple mallet playing in an ensemble setting. Emphasis on rhythm and following conductor cues.
This course introduces students to the basics of vocal technique. Students are given the opportunity to take in the joy and fun of making music together, to gain confidence performing with others. Practice and performance pieces include a mixture of classical, contemporary, pop and music theater music. Students will practice the art of soloing, unison and part singing; songs in different languages; and performance etiquette. Performance is a large part of this course.
This ensemble provides an opportunity for students to focus on the art of small ensemble playing. Students will be pushed to expand their artistic understanding of performance repertoire. Master classes with guest artists and participation in the Young Artist Exchange Program may also be incorporated with this ensemble. Prerequisite: Audition Required.
Young Classical Singer/The Young Soloist
This course instructs the singer in proper breathing, posture, vowel formation, singing in parts, sight singing and vocal technique but ensemble, and solo. A mostly classical and art music based repertoire is used, and selections are from various languages. Performance is a large part of this course. Students will receive group as well as solo instruction.
New this year!
Children’s Theater classes
Contact the Office for more information!