Symphony+ Online Learning
Learn what makes music “work,” take part in interdisciplinary music projects, study orchestral repertoire with members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, hone extra-musical skills, connect with community leaders, and attend performances by phenomenal artists who will perform especially for HYS+.
WHEN: Sundays, 9:30 am – 10:30/11:00 am HST
- (11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET through March 14; then 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET start March 15, adjusted for DST. No DST observance in Hawaii).
WHO: Middle & High School Students with at least 3+ years of ensemble experience or private lessons and an ability to read music. (Must be 10 years old by 12/31/19 and entering 6th grade.)
SPRING Semester: January 10 – May 16, 2020
- Spring Semester Schedule as of 12.7.20 (subject to change)
SPRING REGISTRATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED to January 4, 2021!
Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Harp
Please note: Although no audition is needed to join Symphony+, our content is geared for students with 3+ years of orchestra or band experience or private lessons, and an ability to read music.
Spring Semester Overview:
The spring semester of Symphony+ includes many new activities that will help strengthen your skills as a growing musician.
We will also be welcoming Midori, famed concert-violinist, composer-performer Anne Lanzilotti and returning flutist with the Detroit Symphony Amanda Blaikie in a series of guest classes and concert performances; students will have the ability to engage with these performers in Q and A sessions as well.
New this semester is an interactive series of eurythmics and conducting. Eurythmics is a series of physical movements that are made to music. Conducting is a series of movements made to shape music. These two series will help students grasp deeper rhythmic structures and how they interact with movement. Joseph Stepec is leading conducting sessions and Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Percussionist, Jordan Schifino, is leading sessions on eurythmics.
Finally, the spring semester of Symphony+ will also provide students additional interactive opportunities by the addition of two workshops lead by some of our local Hawaiʻi teachers. String sessions will focus on historical performance concepts and how to approach playing Vivaldi and Bach; wind and brass sessions will feature classes in warm-up and foundational concepts and, for double reeds, reed making. Guest clinicians include: Helen Liu (Violin); Alexander Pena (Viola); Anna Callner (Cello); Casey Tamanaha (Trumpet); Marie Lickwar (Horn); Don Palmire (low brass, Royal Hawaiian Band); Chris Cabrera (Percussion), Lynn Muramaru (Flute); Alex Hayashi (Oboe); Curtis Noborikawa (Clarinet); and Tommy Morrison (Bassoon).