2014 Fall Programs

FALL 2014

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

The faculty members of the Columbia Institute of Fine Arts all hold undergraduate and graduate training in their respective instruments and fields. They are experienced performance artists and teachers, who provide private instruction in virtually all musical instruments, as well as dance. Weekly lessons are provided in 30, 45 and 60 minute sessions. Students and/or parents are provided with progress evaluations in the middle and conclusion of each term. Student recitals are held at least two times a year, and CIFA provides other opportunities for students to perform during the school semesters.

Ballet/Tap Tamara Manukovskaya

Cello John Gockel

Clarinet Kimberly Williams

Euphonium Joshua Cullum

Flute Suzana Basaric-Ilić
Sharyn Byer
Alexandra Baldwin

French Horn Morgan Moscati

Guitar Scott Schwertfeger

Handbells David Norfrey

Harp Alexandra Baldwin

Organ David Norfrey

Percussion Mark Deffenbaugh

Piano Larry Allen
Suzana Basaric-Ilić
Mark Deffenbaugh
Jaime Guitz

Saxophone Tedd Baker

Trombone Joshua Cullum

Trumpet Matthew Misener

Tuba Joshua Cullum

Viola Slavica Ilić

Violin Slavica Ilić

Voice Elizabeth Norfrey

GROUP CLASSES/ENSEMBLES

The Columbia Institute of Fine Arts offers a number of group classes and ensembles in various areas of the fine arts. These classes/ensembles offer instruction that complement private lessons, or provide ensemble experiences for students.


The Suzuki Violin Studio

The much-acclaimed Suzuki method includes a combination of group and individual instruction, and requires a serous commitment of parental involvement. The basic elements of the Suzuki method consist of listening, motivation, proper technique, repetition and reinforcement. The goal is to train the child in both his/her musical abilities as well as his/her overall intellectual, psychological and spiritual development. Students are enrolled in private lessons of 30, 45 or 60 minutes, as well as 60-minute group lessons.

AGES: Beginning instruction-between 3-6 years of age
(older students may enroll if they have already received training in Suzuki method elsewhere)

WHEN: TBD with instructor

INSTRUCTOR: Hannah Choi

COST: 17 private lessons
30 min. $ 765.00 per session
45 min. $1147.50 per session
60 min. $1530.00 per session

Group lessons (no. to be determined)
$32.00 per lesson

For further information, contact:
Instructor – 240-246-4553
CIFA -- 703-534-2508



Singing for the Church and Non-Trained Singer

This course, designed for non-trained singers and volunteer choir members, provides the building blocks of healthy vocal technique for any musical style. You will learn how to overcome common vocal challenges, such as breath management, register shifts, pitch/intonation, diction, interpretation and anxiety. Whether you would like to have a blended choir voice or get up the courage to be a soloist, you can improve your skills in an encouraging and supportive environment.

AGES: Teens and adults

WHEN: Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Norfrey

COST: $576.00 (18 sessions at $32.00)


Music Theory I

This class will provide the foundation for a deeper understanding of music as a language, specifically focusing on the fundamentals of music; rhythm, harmony, melody and structure. The study of music theory enhances musical understanding, compliments skills learned in instrumental and vocal lessons and is essential for students to develop into well-rounded musicians. In addition to the fundamentals of music theory, this class will also offer some basic ear training.

AGES: Teens and adults
(younger children on recommendation of their private instructor)

WHEN: Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:00pm

INSTRUCTOR: Suzana Basaric-Ilić

COST: $288.00 (18 sessions at $16.00)



Handbell Choir

Handbells originated in England around 1700, and first came to the United States in the early 1900s. Since the 1960’s, English handbells have also been manufactured in this country. This “hands-on” ensemble will learn the basic techniques of handbell ringing, music reading, and the equally essential art of teamwork, with the goal of sharing some pieces written or arranged for bells. Size of the group will depend on enrollment; previous ringing/music reading experience is helpful, but not required.

AGES: Pre-teen to adult

WHEN: Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR: David Norfrey

COST: $576.00 (18 sessions at $32.00)

Classical Guitar Ensemble

This ensemble is designed for the player who is interested in advancing his/her technique and musicianship, and preparing more challenging repertoire, including works from all style periods.

AGES: Open to classical guitar students with previous experience

WHEN: Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Scott Schwertfeger

COST: $450.00 (18 sessions at $25.00)


Chamber Music Ensemble

Chamber music is a form of classical music. The music is composed for a smaller group of instruments. This ensemble is designed to assist student players in advancing their instrumental technique, to learn the art of playing in an ensemble, and to prepare more challenging repertoire. Literature will be selected according to the ability of the players, with the goal of a performance at the end of the session.

AGES: Open to instrumental students with previous experience

WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:45pm – 7:45 pm

ISNTRUCTOR: Alexandra Baldwin

COST:

$450.00 (18 sessions at $25.00)