SP19-12 Chamber Music for Everyone

Starts from: 3/12/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-12
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Explore this revised course about chamber music—once reserved for royalty. We’ll discuss its history, listen to delightful works from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms, and learn about the impact of the composers’ lives on their music and instruments. The instructor has played these works for years and has observed the evolution of styles of these splendid composers. The music will be presented with recordings, movies, and possibly a live performance.

Jack Winberg played cello with the Minneapolis Symphony, then attended college, earning degrees in medicine and microbiology. Jack is an active chamber music cellist, an award-winning photographer, and an experienced instructor in both music and digital imaging.

SP19-37 Music Gems Inspired by The Bible

Starts from: 3/13/2019
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-37
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

SP19-37 MUSIC GEMS INSPIRED BY THE BIBLE Wednesdays: 1-2:20 pm 6 Sessions: Mar. 13-Apr. 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Murray Simon Many of the sacred texts of the Hebrew Bible were the “Genesis” for a number of celebrated musical works. These “creations” can be found in many forms and styles of musical expression. We will identify the original biblical texts that inspired such well-known music as found on Broadway like “Milk and Honey” by Jerry Herman and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Others will be from oratorios, operas, and movies. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

Murray Simon served as a cantor for Jewish congregations in Boston and at the Jewish Center in Princeton (NJ), where he is now cantor emeritus. He earned a master of music degree in voice (Boston Conservatory of Music) and has lectured at Brandeis University, Hebrew College (MA), and The Academy for Jewish Religion (NYC). (p. 48)

SU19-04 Rascals, Rogues, Royalties, and Ripoffs

Starts from: 5/7/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$70.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SU19-04
  • Duration
    4
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The music business—all glitz and glamour? Untold fame and money? Not always. We often see and hear about the success and fame of many music stars, from public relations firms, fan magazines, television, and social media. However, there are many stories of wasted opportunities, shady business deals, and personal disappointments the public never hears about. In this course, we will take a look behind the scenes at the other side of the music business. Does talent always make a difference? Do good guys always win? This fascinating historical journey will look at fame and (mis)fortune in the music business; uncovering the whys and wherefores of the (occasionally) bitter truth.

Tony Moon spent 55 successful years in the music business as an artist, agent, songwriter, producer, and publisher. Moving to Nashville, he became guitarist and conductor for Brenda Lee. He has won awards, with songs released by well-known artists. Tony currently administers an entertainment company and does music research for Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.

SP19-08 Novelty Songs-The Last Laugh

Starts from: 3/11/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-08
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

When recorded music began selling in the ’20s and ’30s, novelty songs dominated the hit parade. This lasted for more than 40 years—then poof! They nearly disappeared from top 40 radio, but why? This course will give you some answers. We’ll take a humorous, nostalgic trip recalling those funny songs with video and recordings. We will relive the laughter created by some of the world’s most creative singers and songwriters, from Spike Jones and Ray Stevens to “Weird Al” Yankovic. You will smile, snicker, and have a great ol’ time! Join us…they just don’t write ’em like they used to.

Tony Moon spent 55 successful years in the music business as an artist, agent, songwriter, producer, and publisher. Moving to Nashville, he became guitarist and conductor for Brenda Lee. He has won awards, with songs released by well-known artists. Tony currently administers an entertainment company and does music research for Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.

SP19-16 A Song Grows in Brooklyn

Starts from: 3/12/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-16
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Is it in the water? The air they breathe? Why has Brooklyn given us such a quantity and quality of singers, songwriters, and music VIPs? The list is mind-boggling. Starting with George Gershwin, Carole King, and Marvin Hamlisch, Brooklyn songwriters have composed much of the music of our lives. And Brooklyn singers from all genres, have been a staple on the radio forever—Neil Diamond, Harry Chapin, and Barry Manilow, to name just a few. Join us as we discover the songs and artists and watch videos of the music from Brooklyn. Youse guys will be totally amazed!

Tony Moon spent 55 successful years in the music business as an artist, agent, songwriter, producer, and publisher. Moving to Nashville, he became guitarist and conductor for Brenda Lee. He has won awards, with songs released by well-known artists. Tony currently administers an entertainment company and does music research for Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.

SP19-19 The Music of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Part 2

Starts from: 3/12/2019
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP19-19
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

In Wagner’s epic “Ring Cycle,” he uses recurring themes to denote people, places, emotions, etc. In this course, we will learn these themes and see how they are used by viewing excerpts from the first two operas of the four-opera cycle. Part 1 was offered in the fall term. It is not necessary to have taken Part 1 to enjoy this class.

Albert H. Cohen has worked as a classical music critic for more than 42 years (20 for a Gannett newspaper in New Jersey). In Florida, he has written for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times, and Pro-Opera magazine. He was managing director of the Music Critics Association of North America for 13 years.

Classical Guitar, Beginning

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This intro guitar course is for those who have little or no training in music or the guitar. It will be a step-by-step, interactive, fun approach to playing the classical guitar. Classical guitar is a solo style using the fingers (fingerstyle) rather than the pick. It combines melody, bass, and chords. We begin with the study of basic music reading, techniques, and tuning. At the end of the eight-week course you will be able to play simple solo and ensemble pieces. Individualized student requests concerning the style of the music may be addressed. You will learn a new language used throughout the world: music notation. Making music is a very satisfying endeavor that allows you to play solo classical guitar and also ensemble music with two, three, or four guitars.
Please bring the following materials: Classical guitar nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings; an electronic tuner; a music stand; and a foot stool.

Classical Guitar, Level II

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG2002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites for Class 2 – Completion of class 1 or background of reading notes in the 1st position and playing arpeggios. Materials : Classical Guitar, tuner, music stand, foot stool and Classic Guitar Technique Vol.1 by Aaron Shearer.
Please bring the following materials: Classical Guitar-nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings, electronic tuner, music stand, and a foot stool.

The Joy of Singing

Starts from: 2/1/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVJ1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Now in its ninth season! This popular class gathers experienced singers and enthusiastic music lovers to explore all genres of music, from Peggy Lee (“Fever”) and Little Eva (“Locomotion”), to Louis Armstrong (“Wonderful World”) and Elvis (“Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”)! Holiday Concerts have included and the haunting “Dona Nobis Pacem” as well as “Carol of the Bells.” Our singers are tutored in breathing and correct bodily support that extends long-held notes, gives a boost to high notes, and reduces wear and tear on the vocal cords. Fun friendships have been forged through musical achievements and shared laughter. Each semester ends with a Concert open to guests. Come and see for yourself! Prior experience is not needed to experience “The JOY of Singing!”

Finding Your Voice

Starts from: 2/14/2019

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFJ1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

Advanced Classical Vocal Technique (instructor permission required)

Starts from: 3/6/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVT2002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a class for serious vocal students who would like the opportunity to work with advanced vocal literature (some in Italian or Latin) and to continue to improve their vocal techniques through individual attention from the instructor and class performance for other students. Students need to have studied with Dr. Ayers for several sessions, or to have taken private classical voice lessons somewhere else. Permission of instructor is required.

Students need to have studied with Dr. Ayers for several sessions, or to have taken private classical voice lessons somewhere else. Permission of instructor is required.

Music Reading 2: Turning the Notes on the Page Into Music

Starts from: 3/7/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MRM2003
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of musical notation and simple rhythms as well as the concepts of scales, key signatures, and simple chords. We’ll begin with a review of those concepts, but completely inexperienced music readers are advised to enroll in Music Reading 1 or a similar class first. Bring a three-ring binder to organize multiple weekly handouts, and a pencil with an eraser. Other materials will be provided.

Please bring a 3-ring, 1-inch binder and pencil with an eraser to class.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 2, 3

Starts from: 3/8/2019

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV3002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is a continuation of Your First Voice Lessons. Students will further their studies of the formal techniques of singing, including breath management, tone, voice placement, articulation, interpretation, etc. Prerequisite: Your First Voice Lessons or previous formal voice study.

Students should have already taken level 1, or should have had either voice lessons or serious music study at some time in their lives.
Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

The Remarkable World of Opera, Part 1

Starts from: 3/8/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVO1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A light-hearted, but warm and informative look at what some consider the ultimate artistic expression—opera. Performing opera requires extraordinarily talented, well-trained, and highly disciplined singers who can memorize vast swaths of music written by history’s (and today’s) most talented composers. Opera singers perform in multiple languages, and are good enough actors to make believable some of the most exotic (and sometimes ridiculous) plots ever conceived for the stage. But that’s opera: extraordinary, astonishing, and absolutely beautiful! Bring a three-ring binder, your imagination, and a mind open to new experiences.

The Remarkable World of Opera, Part 1

Starts from: 3/8/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVO1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A light-hearted, but warm and informative look at what some consider the ultimate artistic expression—opera. Performing opera requires extraordinarily talented, well-trained, and highly disciplined singers who can memorize vast swaths of music written by history’s (and today’s) most talented composers. Opera singers perform in multiple languages, and are good enough actors to make believable some of the most exotic (and sometimes ridiculous) plots ever conceived for the stage. But that’s opera: extraordinary, astonishing, and absolutely beautiful! Bring a three-ring binder, your imagination, and a mind open to new experiences.

Voice Class: Learning the Best Way to Sing – Level 2, 3

Starts from: 3/8/2019

$89

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MV3002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is a continuation of Your First Voice Lessons. Students will further their studies of the formal techniques of singing, including breath management, tone, voice placement, articulation, interpretation, etc. Prerequisite: Your First Voice Lessons or previous formal voice study.

Students should have already taken level 1, or should have had either voice lessons or serious music study at some time in their lives.
Please bring a 1-inch binder and pencil to class. Students will also need a recording instrument, either a smartphone or a small digital or cassette recorder. There will be handouts at each session.

Music Reading 2: Turning the Notes on the Page Into Music

Starts from: 3/7/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MRM2003
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of musical notation and simple rhythms as well as the concepts of scales, key signatures, and simple chords. We’ll begin with a review of those concepts, but completely inexperienced music readers are advised to enroll in Music Reading 1 or a similar class first. Bring a three-ring binder to organize multiple weekly handouts, and a pencil with an eraser. Other materials will be provided.

Please bring a 3-ring, 1-inch binder and pencil with an eraser to class.

Advanced Classical Vocal Technique (instructor permission required)

Starts from: 3/6/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVT2002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a class for serious vocal students who would like the opportunity to work with advanced vocal literature (some in Italian or Latin) and to continue to improve their vocal techniques through individual attention from the instructor and class performance for other students. Students need to have studied with Dr. Ayers for several sessions, or to have taken private classical voice lessons somewhere else. Permission of instructor is required.

Students need to have studied with Dr. Ayers for several sessions, or to have taken private classical voice lessons somewhere else. Permission of instructor is required.

Finding Your Voice

Starts from: 2/14/2019

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVFJ1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Whether you are a professional singer or a volunteer church chorister; whether you are a teacher or a business professional; for those with aging voices, or those with tired voices; or those who simply want to improve their vocal performance, you will find something of value in this class. Class participants will gain knowledge of the voice and how it works and develop skills to focus on their own vocal goals. The course will include both group work and individual coaching, practice, presentation, and performance.

The Joy of Singing

Starts from: 2/1/2019

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MVJ1001
  • Duration
    10 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Now in its ninth season! This popular class gathers experienced singers and enthusiastic music lovers to explore all genres of music, from Peggy Lee (“Fever”) and Little Eva (“Locomotion”), to Louis Armstrong (“Wonderful World”) and Elvis (“Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”)! Holiday Concerts have included and the haunting “Dona Nobis Pacem” as well as “Carol of the Bells.” Our singers are tutored in breathing and correct bodily support that extends long-held notes, gives a boost to high notes, and reduces wear and tear on the vocal cords. Fun friendships have been forged through musical achievements and shared laughter. Each semester ends with a Concert open to guests. Come and see for yourself! Prior experience is not needed to experience “The JOY of Singing!”

Classical Guitar, Level II

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG2002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Prerequisites for Class 2 – Completion of class 1 or background of reading notes in the 1st position and playing arpeggios. Materials : Classical Guitar, tuner, music stand, foot stool and Classic Guitar Technique Vol.1 by Aaron Shearer.
Please bring the following materials: Classical Guitar-nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings, electronic tuner, music stand, and a foot stool.

Classical Guitar, Beginning

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    MCG1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This intro guitar course is for those who have little or no training in music or the guitar. It will be a step-by-step, interactive, fun approach to playing the classical guitar. Classical guitar is a solo style using the fingers (fingerstyle) rather than the pick. It combines melody, bass, and chords. We begin with the study of basic music reading, techniques, and tuning. At the end of the eight-week course you will be able to play simple solo and ensemble pieces. Individualized student requests concerning the style of the music may be addressed. You will learn a new language used throughout the world: music notation. Making music is a very satisfying endeavor that allows you to play solo classical guitar and also ensemble music with two, three, or four guitars.
Please bring the following materials: Classical guitar nylon strings ONLY – no steel strings; an electronic tuner; a music stand; and a foot stool.