Instrumental Ensembles

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Americana Ensemble | Teens, adults, families

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm | September 18, 2018 – January 15, 2019
Faculty: August Watters | Tuition: $180 | Register now!

Bluegrass – Old-Time – Contra Dance Music – Blues — With their roots in the music of Europe and Africa, these musical forms came to life in the United States, through the everyday experiences of its people. The “Americana” ensemble will explore American musical traditions through the eyes of its immigrants, refugees, and others whose old-world musical traditions contributed to the new sounds of today. Open to fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, or other traditional instruments. Adults, teens, and families are encouraged to join us!


Flute Ensemble | Late Beginner/Early Intermediate

Sundays 12-5pm, meets for one hour every other week | September 16, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Faculty: Kristine Kirby | Tuition: $280 | Register now!

Explore multi-flute repertoire from all eras in our Flute Ensemble!  Develop skills and techniques for playing in a group while sharing the joy of music-making with your fellow flutists.  A great introduction to ensemble playing, this group is suitable for advanced beginner through intermediate level players.

Flute Ensemble | Advanced, teens and adults

Thursdays 5:30-6:15pm | September 20, 2018 – January 17, 2019
Faculty: Jackie Ostergren | Tuition: $165 | Register now!

Have fun and develop your skills at the same time!  Share your achievements with members of the school community.  This group is geared towards more advanced flutists; from teenagers through adults.


Jazz Ensemble Workshop | Teens and adults

Sundays 4-5pm | September 23 – October 14, 2018
Faculty: Joe Reid | Tuition: $140 | Register now!

Join us for an hour of improvisation and exploration of the jazz idiom. Students will gather in a supportive atmosphere to explore rhythm section basics, experiment with creating improvised solos, and learn to listen and respond to each other. Faculty member Joe Reid will act as coordinator and facilitator.


Chamber Music for Strings, Woodwinds, and Piano | all ages

Chamber music ensemble auditions for the Fall 2018 term are coming soon!  Submit this form to sign up for a spot now!  Contact our office via email or at 617-492-8105 for more information.

Playing in a small ensemble is a wonderful opportunity to develop technique on your instrument while exploring new repertoire and working with others. Each ensemble will be formed based on experience and instrumentation and will consist of no more than 4 students. Each ensemble will work toward at least one performance at the end of the term. A placement audition is required to help with ensemble formation. Placement auditions will be held monthly. Please contact our office for more information.

Possible Ensembles:

  • Mixed Trio (string/woodwind/piano, 2 strings/piano, 2 woodwinds/piano)
  • Piano Duo (2 pianos, 4-hand piano)
  • Piano Trio (violin/cello/piano)
  • String Duo (2 violins, 2 cellos, violin/viola, violin/cello)
  • String Trio (2 violins/cello, violin/viola/cello)
  • String Quartet (2 violins/viola/cello)
  • Woodwind Duo (2 flutes, 2 clarinets, flute/oboe, flute/clarinet, etc)
  • Woodwind Trio (Flute/Oboe or Clarinet/Bassoon)
  • Woodwind Quartet (Flute/Clarinet/Oboe/Bassoon)