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SPMA Guitar Project 2017/2018 Schedule

MARK YOUR CALENDARS & RSVP BY EMAIL TO: SACPREPMUSIC@GMAIL.COM TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!!!             LIMITED AVAILABILITY!!!

DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE APART OF THE NEXT CONCERT!!!  THE ANNUAL SPMA BEATLES CONCERT SERIES!!! JUNE 2018!!! TBA… STAY TUNED FOR THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE SEPT. 30TH CREST THEATRE WHITE ALBUM SHOW!!!

cropped-DSC_0033-1.jpgGuitar Project Session 1 –  Ten Weeks
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
September 7, 14, 21, 28.
October 5.
Guitar Project Session 2 – Ten Weeks
October 12, 19, 26.
November 2, 9, 16, 30.
December 7, 14, 21.
Guitar Project Session 3 – Ten Weeks
January 11, 18, 25.
February 1, 8, 15, 22.
March 1, 8, 15.
Guitar Project Session 4 – Ten Weeks.
April 5, 12, 19, 26.
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
June 7.

Cello Orchestra & Summer Chamber String Classes

Cello Orchestra

Wednesday 7:30-9:00 -Clara Auditorium

July 5, 12, 19, 26.  August 2, 9.  Concert August 16th

Cost $150 (Payment: Check to SPMA on first day of class, please email RSVP that you’re planning on attending: sacprepmusic@gmail.com

Description:  Come be a part of the first cello orchestra in Sacramento! Open to all cellists of all ages and levels from beginning to advanced. We will cover arrangements of well known classical pieces all the way to some really fun rock and pop. All pieces will have very easy parts for the new beginner, up to very demanding parts for the most advanced students. The seven week class will take place in the beautiful auditorium of the Clara, and will end with a free concert on the last night, August 16th.

Chairs, music and some music stands will be provided. Come be a part of this historic ensemble hosted by Sac Prep and conducted by Krystyna Taylor

Summer session chamber orchestra

Week 2, July 17-21 12:30-2:00PM – Classical favorites!

Come join us for a brief overview of classical orchestral favorites. We will introduce four well loved classical pieces for chamber orchestra, focusing on the basic skills of playing in a chamber orchestra, orchestra etiquette, how to follow a conductor, and tips on how to get more out of rehearsals in a short period of time. The last day will have a final rehearsal which will be open to any parents or friends who are interested in watching a live dress rehearsal.

Week 3  July 24-28th 12:30-2:00PM

Rock, Pop and Broadway!   This week we will be learning four arrangements of rock, pop and broadway show tunes. This music will feature alternative string techniques not normally found in classical. We will cover different modern styles, skills and rhythms found in pop and rock music for strings as well as a brief summary of electric instruments, pickups and amplifiers. Our final class will be open to anyone who would like to listen. It is recommended that students wanting to sign up for this class have a decent understanding of counting and rhythm as well as can read sheet music and have some orchestral experience.

Requirements for both classes:  Students must be able to read sheet music, play at least two 1 octave scales, be familiar with basic counting and rhythm, be able to play in key signatures with 0-2 sharps or 1 flat. Previous experience is not required, but will help.

STUDENTS MUST HAVE TIME TO PRACTICE EVERYDAY AT HOME!

These will both be fun, exciting and slightly intense weeks and the more at home practice that is done, the more enjoyable rehearsals will be.

SPMA Welcomes Alex Jenkins to Summer 17′

HAND DRUM CLASS ADDED TO SUMMER SCHEDULE!!!

Screen Shot 2017-03-26 at 9.23.58 AMPercussionist: Alex Jenkins will teach a hand drum class during the 3rd week of SPMA Summer 17′   This One Week Class will meet Monday through Friday: July 24th through July 28th at 10:30am, for 90 minutes each day.  The Class will conclude with a short performance at Clara, in the Courtyard on Friday at the end of the week between 12 and 12:30pm

(Will have approximately 10 Djembe Drums available for students…please bring your own hand drum if you have one.)

Jenkin’s in-depth study of world music culture gives Alex a sound that transcends musical traditions and boundaries. His expression of rhythm is heavily influenced by his study of Indian Classical Tabla, & as a result,  Jenkins has become well known for his creative approach to music, drums and his unique ability to fuse rhythmic ideas from various disciplines, into one cohesive sound.

February 17th Milton & Fuentes

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New Instrumental Duo in Sacramento!

Mr. Carlos M. Fuentes and I have worked very hard to bring you an excellent musical experience. Join us February 17th at 8 pm at the E. Claire Raley Center for the Performing arts in their auditorium located at 1425 24th st. Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy has been very kind to sponsor this presentation of music for the clarinet and the piano. We will feature new music by Mr. Fuentes as well music for the piano alone as well as the clarinet alone. Our performance will be interesting and you won’t want to miss it!

SPMA Current Weekly Class Schedule

Tuesdays – Starting April 4th: 4:15pm to 5pm – Beginning String Ensemble

Wednesdays- Started March 1st: 3:30pm to 4:15pm – Level 1 Beginning Strings

Wednesdays- Started March 1st: 4:15pm to 5pm – Level 2 Beginning Strings

Wednesdays – Starting April 5th: 7:30pm to 9pm – K Street Orchestra

Thursdays – Starting March 30th: 3:30pm to 4:15pm – Guitar Project (1st time students)

Thursdays – Starting March 30th: 4:15pm to 5pm – Guitar Project (returning students)

Thursdays – 5pm to 6:30pm – Guitar Project Ensemble (ongoing)

Sundays – 2:45pm to 3:30pm – Veterans Guitar Project (ongoing)

Sundays – Starting April 2nd: 3:30pm to 4:15pm Adult Ukulele Project 

SPMA Guitar Project at Sac Phil & Opera Beatles Pops Concert

SPMA Guitar Project, recognized for it’s SGT. PEPPERS Album cover on May 15th, and it’s upcoming ABBEY ROAD Album concert Dec 17th, has been invited by the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, to perform a set of Beatles music in the lobby of the Community Center Theater before the Pops Concert begins at 8pm.  Our set will kick off at about 7:30pm.  The Guitar Project has also been invited to attend the Pops Concert.  Big thanks to Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera for giving us this amazing opportunity right before our big Abbey Road Concert!screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-9-07-46-am

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ABBEY ROAD AT SCOTTISH RITE DEC17

DECEMBER 17, 2016 – A live music performance to benefit iHeartMusic.Org at THE SACRAMENTO SCOTTISH RITE – 6151 H Street Sacramento, CA 95819

THE BEATLES – ABBEY ROAD – IN ITS ENTIRETY! Tickets $25 General Admission, Doors at 6:00pm, 7:00pm Showtime

PRESENTED BY:

SPMA GUITAR PROJECT ENSEMBLE & LOCAL PROFESSIONAL SACRAMENTO MUSICIANS, TEACHERS & EDUCATORS.  Tickets available Oct. 15, 2016 at our studio: 2420 N Street Studio 116, Sacramento CA 95816 Or online at www.sacprepmusic.com
A FUNDRAISER FOR iHeartMusic.Org, an SPMA Scholarship Program that fosters viable neighborhood music programs for the public by supporting music artists and students of music, by providing definite scholarships in music education.

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Grand Opening Re-Cap & Diversity Day at BLM

Hi Folks!

The Grand Opening on Second Second Saturday at Clara was great for Sac Prep Music Academy.  We had many people cruise through the studios to check out our scene, see what we offer and what we’re all about.  We handed out a bunch of brochures and met a lot of new faces & we’re always happy to add people to Ukulele Project & our Guitar Project.
Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 7.44.43 AMYesterday, Sac Prep Music Academy had the pleasure of performing at Diversity Awareness Day at The Federal Building on Cottage way.  Big thanks to Nicole Ward for setting the Academy up with this opportunity.  Two of our students performed a selection of red hot fiddle tunes, and Alex Bonilla performed two classical guitar pieces between our set and the next performers.  Always a great thing to have students performing out in public, as it fulfills our mission as a 501c3 public benefit organization.

 

 

Please come support Sac Prep Music at Curtis Fest on August 28th.
Our Students will take the stage at 11:30am (hopefully before it’s too hot), and we will run a booth for the duration of the event.