Dear friends of LICAM,
We are very happy to announce our new group classes for this fall!
Please read on for more details…
New Fall Group Classes
Feb 6-June 26
Feb 6-June 26
LICAM Youth Choir
Feb 8-June 28
Putting It Together
Feb 9-June 15
• Intermediate and advanced level-
• Beginner level-
Feb 9-June 15
Please inquire about our Introductory Offers!
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To sign up for classes please email or call today!
Join us for a special production of GUYS AND DOLLS, JR!
This year’s class is running a FULL YEAR program with a very special production of GUYS AND DOLLS, JR at the end of the year! This will be a fully staged production with a set, costumes and band. A consultation is required for entrance. Auditions are held for principle roles, however all children will participate in the production. Payment can be broken up per semester, but each student must commit to participating in the full year of the program.
Intermediate and Advanced level
Thursdays, Sept. 17- June 19
LICAM director Oliver Sohngen, vocal coach
New York Philharmonic Chorus Director James Bassi, music director
LICAM Youth Choir(Opera Workshop)
Over the past 3 years this group of young singers under the direction of Oliver Sohngen has already performed an array of fully staged productions of sophisticated operatic works. Recent performances include Benjamin Britten’s “The Golden Vanity,” Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” and the children’s opera “Brundibar.” This last season the Youth Choir had the marvelous opportunity to sing in a production of Puccini’s “Tosca” at Merkin Concert Hall at Lincoln Center.
This year’s project will be a remount of our production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” with plenty of solo singing opportunities. We are always looking for motivated and talented young voices.
Wednesdays 3:45-5:00, Ages 6-13, Feb. 8 – June 21
Photo of the Court Square Youth Choir in Tosca at Lincoln Center’s Merkin Concert Hall.
Dalcroze Eurythmics with Aaron Butler
Long Island City Academy of Music is excited to collaborate with Aaron Butler in offering a Dalcroze Eurythmics class. Aaron Butler is a Dalcroze certified teacher working at Lucy Moses School at Lincoln Center. It is an essential part in a child’s development of an intuitive recognition of music and is an excellent class to take even before they start instrumental lessons.Dalcroze is a proven, well-known, successful game and play-based method of teaching children the joy of music and improving their musical aptitude- including their sense of rhythm. Through a variety of musical games and creative movement play the children enjoy music and grow in ability. It has shown documented increase in musical aptitude for children of all ages. Dalcroze classes offer a hands-on approach to music theory in which children explore musical concepts such as meter, tempo, phrasing, form, and dynamics through rhythm games, creative movement, songs, stories, ear training, sightsinging, and improvisation.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a unique and dynamic education in music that uses movement to connect what the ear hears with what the mind knows. Students are brought into the music through personal and physical experience, sequentially feeling, identifying, choosing, vocalizing–finally applying to instruments. Aaron uses songs, stories, and images to set the stage for the children’s education not only in music but through the music. In each class, he strives to replace verbal instructions with musical cues and signals. Over the course of the year, the children will gain familiarity with tempo, melody, rhythm patterns, phrase, and meter–and they will gain confidence in hearing these subjects, feeling them, and improvising with them.
Mondays, Feb. 6 – June 26
3:00-3:45, Ages 3-5
3:45-4:30, Ages 5-8