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Summer 2023 Community Education Music Courses

SUNY Schenectady offers non-credit music learning opportunities for the enrichment of the community. Students wishing to pursue professional music studies should contact the SUNY Schenectady School of Music. SUNY Schenectady is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For additional information regarding these non-credit music offerings, please contact the Office of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101, ext. 3 or 4.

View a PDF of the Summer Workforce Development and Community Education Course Book

Piano Lessons for Adults 

June 12 – August 18  
By Appointment
CRN# 60342  
CFP 600-51
Fee: $350

This course, designed especially for beginner or intermediate students, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Intermediate students will continue to build upon their knowledge. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Register for Piano Lessons for Adults.

Guitar Lessons for Adults 

June 12 – August 18
By Appointment
CRN# 60343
CFP 604-51
Fee: $350

This course will include fundamental instruction in reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own guitars. Register for Guitar Lessons for Adults.

Voice Lessons for Adults 

June 12 – August 18
By Appointment
CRN# 60344  
CFP 606-51
Fee: $350
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Register for Voice Lessons for Adults.

Brass Camp  

July 31 – August 4               
Monday – Friday
9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
CRN # 60403
CFP 884-02
Fee: $400 

Students must be at least a NYSSMA level 2 or on the recommendation of a music teacher

We have had such a blast at our annual Brass Day in October that we decided to turn it into a full week camp for all ages and levels. Attendees will be split into coached small chamber ensembles (brass quintets, quartets, and trios) with musicians at a similar playing level. In addition, there will be a large brass ensemble that includes all attending musicians and faculty. Attendees will attend daily rehearsals in preparation for a final concert, attend performance masterclasses and lectures on a wide variety of music topics, attend faculty recitals, and record in our state-of-the-art recording studio. Class topics include practice techniques, jazz improvisation, careers in music, performance anxiety, audition preparation, audio technology, and more.  We have also built in a fun hour each day to jam out with our student jazz combo and sightread new music. Register for Brass Camp.

Brass Camp: Private Lesson – 30 minutes 

July 31 – August 4              
4-4:30 p.m. 
By appointment
CRN # 60404  
CFP 885-01
Fee: $40 

Students must be at least a NYSSMA level 2 or on the recommendation of a music teacher

Students are welcome to extend any day until 4:30 p.m. by taking a 30-minute private lesson with one of our top-notch faculty members. Register for Brass Camp - Private Lesson 30 minutes.

Brass Camp: Private Lesson – 60 minutes 

July 31 – August 4               
4-5 p.m. 
By appointment
CRN # 60405
CFP 885-02
Fee: $60 

Students must be at least a NYSSMA level 2 or on the recommendation of a music teacher

Students are welcome to extend any day until 5 p.m. by taking a 60-minute private lesson with one of our top-notch faculty members. Register for Brass Camp - Private Lesson 60 minutes.