Group Classes

The Music Circle currently offers the following group classes:

Omnes Youth Choir

Musicplay

That’s WHACK!

Ukulele Club

 

Music is only the beginning

Find your voice in a musical community ignited by passion, creativity and a whole lot of fun at…

The Omnes Youth Choir. 

This is your place to sing, belong, and connect with some awesome friends.

The Omnes Youth Choir will be a place where we’ll get together each Monday night to do a warm-up, team-building activities, full-group singing, and some social time, too!

Set for Grades 2 and up, we’ll break up into groups when needed, where you’ll build vocal and choral skills with your team.

Fun Fact: Omnes means “All”

It’s a Latin word that has a long of meaning to us (us being Maura MacDonald and Taisha Lesser)

So, everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs. Everyone is community.

Find Your Tune.

Yes, there will be learning.

Yes, there will be skill-building.

But, most importantly: there will be fun, friendships and some epic songs coming out of that practice hall.

This fall, come be a part of something truly remarkable, The Omnes Youth Choir.

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WHAT: Omnes Youth Choir ~ Artistic Director: Maura MacDonald, BMus, BMusEd ~ Administrative Director: Taisha Lesser, BMus, MMus.

WHERE: Rehearsals take place at Omnes Arts Circle, 1 Sherbrooke St. E., Perth, ON. Concert venues may vary.

WHEN: Weekly rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm.

Semester 1: September 10, 2018 – December 17, 2018 (with a holiday Concert on December 16th, 2:00)

Semester 2: January 14, 2019 – May 13, 2019 (with a Spring Concert on May 5th, 2:00)

WHO: Omnes Youth Choir is welcoming all students in Grades 2+! Leadership opportunities are also available for those interested.

COST: Fees for the full year (two semesters) are $350. Please review The Music Circle’s Policies and Waivers prior to submitting registration.

PERFORMANCES: Omnes Youth Choir has two concerts planned for the 2018-2019 season. These dates will be provided during the first week of rehearsals in September.

FAQ Time:

We’re getting some good questions about our Omnes Youth Choir, and we’ve got your answers! Below is a list of common questions:
1. What kind of music will be included in the Youth Choir?
All types and styles – pop, world music, folk, classical. Exposure to new styles and enhancing music appreciation will be a mandate of ours.
2. What will a typical rehearsal look like?
Rehearsals take a comprehensive musicianship approach – meaning that all elements and aspects of learning the music will be focused on. Notes, vocal production and technique, style and interpretation, history (if applicable), composer/arranger backgrounds. This will ensure that each member of the choir has a thorough understanding of the music they are performing beyond singing the correct notes. There will be a vocal/physical warmup at the beginning of each rehearsal, some team building activities, full group singing, some sectional work, and of course – social time/break!
3. Does someone need experience?
Absolutely no experience needed! The beauty of having two qualified instructors there is that we can meet everyone where they are in terms of skill. The reason we’ve decided on larger age groupings is so that everyone can learn from each other, so varying levels of experience and skill will only add to our vision!
4. What kind of performances will you do?
We have two concerts booked – a Christmas concert in December, and a spring concert in May. While these are our only “official” performances for the year, we also look forward to some other fun performance opportunities as well!
Do you have a question you’d like answered? Email info@omnesartscircle.ca!

This award-winning music curriculum is geared towards 3-5 year olds, and is taught largely through PLAY! Our Musicplay kids can expect a lot of games, dancing, and interactive fun in this twelve week program, led by our wonderful Robyn Nelson!

Session 1 (choose Class A or Class B – same level)
Class A: Thursdays 5:00-5:45
September 13th, 2018 – November 22nd, 2018
Class B: Saturdays 10:45-11:30
September 15th, 2018 – November 24th, 2018
PLUS Concert Dress Rehearsal on December 15th, times TBD
*Christmas Concert: December 16th, 2018, 2:00
Session 1 (choose Class A or Class B – same level)
January – April (dates TBD)
*Spring Concert: May 5th, 2019, 2:00
Cost per twelve week session: $120
Musicplay books and CDs are available for purchase, but are NOT necessary to enrol in class!

FAQ Time:

1. Do parents need to stay while their child is in class?

Nope! Take advantage of the kid-free time to get some errands done, go for a walk, or take a nap! We have contact information on file, so if you’re needed for anything, we’ll give you a call!

2. Does my child need any materials for class?

We will have everything your child needs, both for classes and performances! Some classes will be in bare feet, while some will be in sock feet (no shoes in the dance studios), and bringing a water bottle is always encouraged!

3. My child is almost 6, would he be a good fit?

Let’s chat to see! We’ve had 6 yr olds in our classes before, and they’ve loved it! While we gear the classes towards 3-5 yr olds, it’s only a guideline 🙂

4. Will there be a performance for Musicplay?

Yes! Our Musicplay class will be invited to perform in our Christmas Concert in December, and our Spring Concert in May.

Do you have a question you’d like answered? Email info@omnesartscircle.ca!

 

NEW!

 

That’s WHACK!

This percussion group will explore instruments such as Boomwhackers, Bucket Drums, Rhythm Sticks, and more! Learn how to keep a steady beat, how to create various rhythmic patterns, and improve cognitive functions such as language and memory.

WHAT: That’s WHACK! Percussion Group ~ Instructor: Maura MacDonald, BMus, BMusEd

WHERE: Rehearsals take place at Omnes Arts Circle, 1 Sherbrooke St. E., Perth, ON.

WHEN: Weekly rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:15-7:00pm.

Session 1 (12 weeks): October 2 – December 18

Session 2 (12 weeks): Dates TBD

WHO: That’s WHACK! is welcoming all students in grades 2-6 (as of Sept ’18)

COST: Fees for one 12 week session are $150. Please review The Music Circle’s Policies and Waivers prior to submitting registration.

 

Ukulele Club

The Music Circle’s Ukulele Club is just that – grab your uke, and join us for a fun jam session every week! Beginners are more than welcome, no experience necessary. You’ll learn new chords, strum patterns, and some great songs!

WHAT: Ukulele Club ~ Instructor: Justin Orok, BMus

WHERE: Rehearsals take place at Omnes Arts Circle, 1 Sherbrooke St. E., Perth, ON.

WHEN: Weekly rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 6:00-6:45pm.

Session 1 (12 weeks): October 4 – December 20

Session 2 (12 weeks): Dates TBD

WHO: Our Ukulele Club is welcoming all students in grades 4-8 (as of Sept ’18)

COST: Fees for one 12 week session are $150. Please review The Music Circle’s Policies and Waivers prior to submitting registration.