Summer Music Programs

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(For information on the City Heights Music School, please visit the CHMS website.)

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Festival Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Series

Directed by Alyze Dreiling, the Festival Orchestra is dedicated to the intensive rehearsal and performance of masterworks by Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn.  Advanced level musicians by audition.  High school to college, or with conductor approval. Cost is $270.  Rehearsals are 3-hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (6:30-9:30pm on June 1-3, June 22-24, July 13-15).  Concerts are on June 4 at 7pm, June 25 at 4pm, and July 16 at 4pm.  Location for rehearsals and concerts: Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church (June 1-4), St Bartholomew’s in Poway (June 22-25, July 13-16).  Chamber Music concerts on June 16, June 30, and July 8. Location: The Chapel at RBCPC.  Festival Orchestra registration, click here.  Listing of concert dates and featured soloists, click here.  AUDITIONS: Week of May 15, contact Alyze Dreiling, Conductor, to schedule: 858-592-9790 or alyzedreiling@gmail.com.

Piano Trios and Quartets

Directed by Alyze Dreiling, this program is geared for intermediate string players and explores the early piano trios of Haydn and Mozart.  All participants will be coupled with a professional pianist.  The 6-week program will have 2 sessions per week.  Held on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, and/or Sunday afternoons.  Details:  June 10, 6:30-9:00pm; June11, 12-5pm and/or 6;30-9:00pm; June 15 and 17, 6:30- 9:00pm; June 24, 2:30-5:00pm; June 29 and July 1, 6:30-9:00pm; July 2, 12-5pm and/or 6:30-9:00pm; July 6 and July 7, 6:30-9:00pm.  All rehearsals and concert will be held in the Rancho Bernardo/Poway area. Musicians may not be scheduled for all time durations on every day, since Ms. Dreiling will be working one on one with different ensembles, but all musicians will be scheduled at least twice a week for coaching and/or playing with the pianist.  The program will culminate in a public performance on July 9, 2pm, at the Rancho Bernardo Library.  Cost is $240 per musician.  Location:  Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo and Ed Brown Center, 18402 West Bernardo Drive, Rancho Bernardo.

Sinfonietta (see Piano Trios and Quartets)

String Orchestra

Directed by Ulli Reiner, musicians will perform selections from Disney, fiddling, movies, and the classics.  The orchestra is for violin, viola, cello and bass players in grades 4th to 8th, or with teacher approval.  This will be a reading orchestra for the summer with some introductory music theory to assist in better reading for all genres of music.  Students will have music to take home for practice and will combine for two rehearsals with all instruments for ensemble learning and enjoyment.  Students will perform an informal concert at the conclusion of the three week summer session to share what they have learned with family and friends.  Rehearsals are from 10:45am to 12:00pm (75 minutes) twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays for 3 weeks, starting on June 14.  Cost is $120.  Location: Twin Peaks Middle School, 14640 Tierra Bonita Rd, Poway.

String Classes- Early Beginner, Beginner and Intermediate Levels

Directed by Ulli Reiner, these classes will provide violin students the ability to learn Suzuki, Fiddling and an Introduction to Music Theory at both the beginning and Intermediate level. Students will have music to take home for practice and will have two class sessions per week for the 3-week summer program.  Students will perform an informal concert at the conclusion of the three week summer session to share what they have learned with family and friends.  Classes meet twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays for 3 weeks, starting on June 14.  Early Beginner (9:00-9:30am) and Beginner (9:30-10:00am) classes are 30 minutes, cost is $60.  Intermediate classes (10:00-10:45am) are 45 minutes, cost is $90.  Location: Twin Peaks Middle School, 14640 Tierra Bonita Rd, Poway.