What Classes Can My Student Take?

We get many inquiries about which classes students can take. This page gives you a breakdown by age of what classes are available for each age group. Elementary Music Class is split by age with 4 & 5 year olds in EMC 1, and 6 – 7 year olds in EMC 2. When you register, just choose EMC and we will assign them to the appropriate group.

Kindergarten – EMC (Elementary Music Class) or Young Strings

1st grade (5-6) – EMC or Young Strings

2nd grade (6-7) – EMC or Young Strings

3rd grade (7-8) – Elementary Chorus or Young Stringsviolin-instrument-lite-music-icons_G15iKpLu_L

4th grade ( 8-9) – Elementary Chorus, Young Strings, Guitar 1

5th grade (9 – 10) – Elementary Chorus, Guitar 1, Beginning Band, Beginning Orchestra

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Students in 5 – 12th grade can always take Guitar 1, Beginning Band, Beginning Orchestra. If they have already taken Beginning, they move up to Intermediate Level Classes, then Concert Band/Philharmonic/Guitar 2, then Wind Symphony/Symphony Orchestra/Guitar 3 when they achieve educational & performance goals. If students come in with previous playing experience they audition for placement and go from there.

Below is our expected “progression”, although it totally depends on the student’s progress whether they advance or not. Instrumental groups are ability based, not age based.

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6th grade (10 – 11) MS Chorus, Guitar 1, Intermediate Band, Intermediate Orchestra

7th grade (11 – 12) MS Chorus, Guitar 2, Concert Band, Philharmonic Orchestra

8th Grade (12 – 13) MS Chorus, Guitar 2, Concert Band, Philharmonic Orchestra

9th Grade (14-15) Concert Choir, Guitar 2, Concert Band, Philharmonic Orchestra

10th Grade (15-16) Concert Choir, Wind Symphony/Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra

11th Grade (16 – 17)  Concert Choir (Advanced Choir by audition), Wind Symphony/Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra

12th Grade (17 – 18) Concert Choir (Advanced Choir by audition), Wind Symphony/Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra