Summer Ensembles for Adults

Summer New Horizons Band

$110 • 6 weeks (Summer Session: June 9 - July 16, 2020)
The New Horizons Band provides adults older that 50 with an opportunity to learn to play a band instrument with their peers. The ensemble is open to those who already play an instrument but may have been away from music-making for many years, as well as those with no previous musical experience. Since 1995, band members have presented hundreds of free performances at area retirement homes, festivals and community centers, bringing music to those who might not otherwise have access to such performances.

Band Rehearsals
Tuesday & Thursday     10:00 – 11:30 am    Winnetka            Paul Hefner  

Tuesday & Thursday    9:30 – 10:00 am        Winnetka            Instructors:  Various


Swing Band (ages 16 – adult)

60 minutes • $75  •  6 weeks
The Swing Band gives musicians of all levels the opportunity to play and perform jazz standards. Focusing on different styles and periods of jazz, members will play and analyze songs based on their current skill level and achievable goals.
Tuesday & Thursday     12:15 – 1:15 pm    Winnetka             Paul Hefner  

Community Symphony

120 minutes • $80 • 7 weeks
Enjoy and explore classic orchestral literature in this adult community symphony orchestra for musicians with prior orchestral experience. Summer session includes reading through and rehearsing symphony orchestra literature.
Friday            10:00 am – 12:00 pm    Winnetka           Larry Eckerling            

Quartet Strings

120 minutes • $95 • 7 weeks   
This non-performing group is for all string orchestra instruments, covering both string quartet and string orchestra literature.
Wednesday        1:00 – 3:00 pm        Winnetka            Larry Eckerling    

Viola da Gamba Repertory & Technique

60 minutes • $145 • 7 weeks   
For the experienced player who wishes to explore the vast ensemble and solo music of the viola da gamba. Students will have the opportunity to delve deeply into several ensemble pieces and improve sight-reading skills and technique. Players are also encouraged to work on solo repertoire.
Tuesday        7:30 – 8:30 pm        Evanston-Downtowm        Philip Serna