Summer Music Program

Summer Music 2017

June 26th - July 27th

BAM summer music offers an excellent opportunity for young musicians to begin or continue the study of music. The summer program provides direct music instruction from professional musicians and certified music educators. Students develop musicianship, have fun and enjoy learning music through performance and leave the summer with new skills, friendships and memories.


During the class of the summer program we are looking forward to photographing the students in action. We will be taking candid photos of lesson groups, performing ensembles and workshops to post in our new photo section of the website. If for some reason you would not like your child's photo to be showcased on our website please contact us directly at BrookhavenArtandMusic@gmail.com or 631.599.3942 Thank you for your continued support of our advancing program.


NEW this year - class bundles!



**All classes on July 4th will be made up on Friday, July 7th 2017

class Descriptions

Each class description is unique to the area of study and contains important information regarding age level, required materials and a detailed class description. You may also print the class Catalog at the bottom of the page.

Ensembles

Mr. Phil Gelfer, Director
This performing ensemble is perfect for students with 1-2 years of playing experience. A wonderful opportunity for the first time orchestra player & no experience is necessary. Fun and exciting repertoire is explored and used to introduce orchestral protocol and technique - a must for the new player. Performance at the Summer Music Concert.

Mr. Phil Gelfer, Director
This performing ensemble is designed for students with at least 2 or more years playing experience and/or NYSSMA level 3. Popular and classical music will be explored and students will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills in this challenging and more advanced orchestra setting. Performance at the Summer Music Concert

Mr. Phil Gelfer, Director
This challenging performing ensemble is for the advanced string student playing at least NYSSMA level 4 and higher. This experience is for the serious student playing at the high school level. Advanced literature will be studied and performed. Performance at the Summer Music Concert.

Mr. Phil Gelfer, Director
Come jam out to classic rock tunes by Led Zeplin, Journey, Kansas, Mark Wood and more! Open to ALL string players NYSSMA level 3 and above. (percussion, guitar, mandolin, bass etc. welcome)

Have you always wanted to try a new/different string instrument? This class offers the older string student the opportunity to try a new instrument. Students should have at least three years of playing experience on their primary instrument or have completed NYSSMA level 3.

Beginning String Courses

* Courses are designed for the student who has NEVER played before - please bring your instrument

Mr. Phil Gelfer, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning violinist in Kindergarten - 3rd grade. Beginners are students who have never played a string instrument and are either preparing for continued private instruction or introduction into the beginning school string pro- gram. Strong emphasis on proper technique-Suzuki style training.

This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning string player entering the 4th grade. Beginners are students who have never played a string instrument and are either preparing for continued private instruction or introduction into the beginning school string program.

Instrumental Intermediate Methods Classes

This class is a group lesson experience for the string player with at least 1-3 years of experience. Instruction will continue with technique and ensemble literature, as well as duets, popular tunes and scales. A must for the continuing string student.

Methods Classes

This technique-based class is a group lesson experience for the string player with at least 1– 2 years of experience. Lesson instruction will continue with note reading, identification and performance. Sectional work focused on orchestra literature will be studied

This class is a group lesson experience for the string player with at least 3 or more years of experience. Instruction will continue with advanced solo & technique literature, as well as duets, popular tunes and advanced scales. A must for the serious string student. Sectional work focused on orchestra literature will be studied.

Fiddling Courses

Mr. Matthew Gelfer, Director
** Guitar, Mandolin, Flute, Banjo, Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass - ALL string & band students welcome
Fiddle tunes are not just for the violin! This class is designed to give all string students and guitarists the opportunity to experience fiddling. Students should have at least 3 years experience on their instrument. Folk tunes with double stops as well as jigs, reels and polkas will be studied. A fun and exciting way to expand your string instrument horizons! Performance at the Summer Music Concert

Mr. Matthew Gelfer, Director
** Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass
This class is designed to give younger string students the opportunity to experience fiddling. Students should have at least 1- 2 years experience on their instrument. Folk tunes, jigs, reels and polkas will be studied. A fun and exciting way to expand your string instrument horizons!

Ukulele Classes

Mr. Matthew Gelfer, Director
This fun and exciting beginning class is designed to introduce students to the basics and beyond of Ukulele technique. This Hawaiian style instrument is similar to the guitar but much smaller and more accessible to the young musician. Students will learn basic chords, strumming technique and reading Uke tab as well as experiment with the ever popular Kazoo! Join the fastest growing folk instrument in the world & learn to play the Ukulele.
Fee: 170.00 (Includes a new Ukulele & Case) / or $125 (If you already own a Ukulele)

Mr. Matthew Gelfer, Director
This fun and exciting class is designed to build upon basics and beyond of Ukulele technique for students who have 1-2 years experience. This Hawaiian style instrument is similar to the guitar but much smaller and more accessible to the young musician. Students will learn basic chords, strumming technique and reading Uke tab as well as experiment with the ever popular Kazoo! Join the fastest growing folk instrument in the world & learn to play the Ukulele.
Fee: 170.00 (Includes a new Ukulele & Case) / or $125 (If you already own a Ukulele)

Ensembles

Director TBA
This ensemble is designed for students with 1-3 years of playing experience. Students will play and utilize a variety of popular tunes as well as jazz and rock idioms. A great fun performance experience for the beginning band student & no experience is necessary. Performance at the Summer Music Concert.

Mr. Mark Portugual, Director
This ensemble is designed for students with 3 or more years of play- ing experience. A wide range of jazz and rock music is covered. Students will explore improvising , soloing and playing out of the blues scales. All instruments are welcome including piano, bass, guitar, and drum set. No jazz experience necessary. Performance at the Summer Music Concert.

Dan Hayes, Director
Open to all Wind, Brass and Percussion students who have three or more years experience and are currently at NYSSMA level 3 or higher. Advanced Wind Ensemble literature will be explored. A challenging experience for the serious band student. Performance at the Summer Music Concert.

This class focuses on the development of ensemble skills and brass pedagogy through rehearsal and performance of brass/woodwind ensemble literature. The ensemble skills include individualism, group participation, intonation, style, leadership and communication.

Beginning Band Courses

* Courses are designed for the student who has NEVER played before - please bring your instrument

This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning Alto/ Tenor Saxophone player entering 4rd grade. Beginners are students who have never played a band instrument and are either preparing for continued private instruction or introduction into the beginning school Band program.

This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning Clarinet player entering the 4th grade. Beginners are students who have never played a band instrument and are either preparing for continued private instruction or introduction into the beginning school Band program.

This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning Flute/ Oboe player entering the 4th grade. Beginners are students who have never played a band instrument and are either preparing for continued private instruction or introduction into the beginning school Band program.

This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning Trombone, Baritone or Tuba player entering the 4th grade. Beginners are students who have never played a band instrument and are either pre- paring for continued private instruction or introduction into the beginning school band program.

This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning Trumpet/ French Horn player entering the 4th grade. Beginners are students who have never played a band instrument and are either preparing for continued private instruction or introduction into the beginning school Band program.

Beginning percussion is a group lesson experience for the student who has never played percussion before. Perfect for those students who are entering the 4th grade in September and are interested in joining band. Snare drum and auxiliary percussion as well as mallet instruments will be explored. Practice pad is encouraged for home practice.

Band Methods Classes

Flute/Oboe
Clarinet/Saxophone
Trumpet/French Horn
Low Brass & percussion (low brass - trombone, baritone, tuba)
These courses are a group lesson experience for the band student with 1-2 years of experience. Lesson instruction will continue with note reading, identification and performance. Intermediate literature will be studied. Sectional work focused on band literature will be studied.

Brass & Percussion
Woodwinds
These courses are a group lesson experience for the band student with 3 plus years of experience. Lesson instruction will continue with advanced note reading, scales, note identification, improvisation techniques and performance. Sectional work focused on band literature will be studied.

Set Drumming Courses

Mr. Mark Portugual, Director
Introduction to Set Drumming is appropriate for students who have two years experience and want to learn the fundamentals of set play- ing. All students should have access to a practice set at home. Limit: Six students.

Mr. Mark Portugual, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for the band student with at least 3 years of experience. Students will learn Latin, swing, jazz & rock styles. Preferably the student will have a practice set at home and at least 2/3 years experience on snare drum. A must for the serious percussionist.

guitar courses

Mr. Douglas Baldwin, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for beginning guitarists who have never played guitar before. We’ll look at all the basic skills of playing, from tuning and how to hold and finger the guitar properly to the playing of single notes, chords, melody reading, and basic musicianship. *Guitars are available for those who haven’t purchased one yet!

Mr. Douglas Baldwin, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for older beginning guitarists who have never played guitar before. We’ll address the basic skills of playing, from tuning and how to hold and finger the guitar properly to the playing of single notes, chords, melody reading, and basic musicianship. *Guitars are available for those who haven’t purchased one yet!

Mr. Douglas Baldwin, Director
Here are group lessons for the guitarist with some prior experience, including prior classes in our Summer Music Program. In addition to a deeper look at all the basic skills, students will work towards playing songs in class, with a deeper emphasis on music reading.

Mr. Douglas Baldwin, Director
The foundation of popular music begins with the bass guitar. This group class will focus on the unique skills of the electric bass, including techniques, reading, and bass lines in popular songs. Some prior music experience (preferably on guitar or bass) is strongly suggested. Amplifiers are available!

Mr. Douglas Baldwin, Director
Get your groove on in this exciting ensemble class! Drummers, guitarists, bassists, and keyboard players are invited to play together as we explore the basics of playing in a rock band. We’ll focus on popular contemporary rock music while developing vital musical skills like reading, listening, and working together as a group. * Instruments are available!

Mr. Douglas Baldwin, Director
The most chill class imaginable! Explore the roots and branches of today’s music through such contemporary performers as Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Green Day. How did they develop their styles? Who came before them? There will be plenty of videos, plenty of listening, and plenty of open-ended discussion about the music we hear around us and how it came to be.

Movement & Dance Classes

Ms. Laura Cooley, Director
Open to ALL students in Grades 3 - 6. No experience required—just a sense of creativity and adventure. This class focuses on learning through rhythm, music and movement & creative dance.

Piano Classes

Mrs. Laura Cooley, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning pianist in Kindergarten - 3rd grade. Beginners are students who have never played the piano and are preparing for continued personal or private instruction. Fundamentals of music theory, proper fingering technique and the introduction of popular music are just some of the concepts that will be covered.

Mrs. Laura Cooley, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning pianist in 4th - 6th grade. Beginners are students who have never played the piano and are preparing for continued personal or private instruction. Fundamentals of music theory, proper fingering technique and the introduction of popular music are just some of the concepts that will be covered.

Mrs. Laura Cooley, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for the beginning pianist in 7th - 12th grade. Beginners are students who have never played the piano and are preparing for continued personal or private instruction. Fundamentals of music theory, proper fingering technique and the introduction of popular music are just some of the concepts that will be covered.

Mrs. Laura Cooley, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for the pianist with at least 1 - 2 years of experience in grades 4 - 6. Lesson instruction will continue with note reading, note identification and performance. Intermediate and advanced theory concepts, fingering technique and repertoire will be studied.

Mrs. Laura Cooley, Director
This class is a group lesson experience for the pianist with at least 1 - 2 years or more of experience grades 7 & up. Lesson instruction will continue with note reading, note identification and performance. Intermediate/advanced theory concepts, fingering technique and repertoire will be studied.

Early Childhood, Choir, Movement & Dance

Mrs. Laura Cooley, Director
Early childhood movement & music experience for young children & their parents/family. This class for children and their parents/family is designed introduce movement by incorporating singing, musical instruments, and games, accompanied by live music. Full participation of the adult with the child supports bonding, modeling, language, and movement development through great fun and play. 2 or 4 Days a Week Available (Participate Monday - Thursday at a reduced rate of $225.00)

Mrs. Laura Cooley, Director
Summer music chorus is back! Were you born to sing and perform? If so, warm up your singing voice and get your jazz hands ready! Showtime singers will sing and dance to a variety of favorite songs from Broadway and hit movies including Wicked, Hairspray and of class Frozen! Performance at the Summer Music Concert

Mrs. Laura Cooley, Director
This fun and engaging class is a karaoke style singing experience for the young vocalist with at least 1– 2 years of experience who is interested in learning pop music! Lesson instruction will continue with strengthening vocal technique, sight reading, note identification, and performance. This class is designed to boost your confidence in a fun and exciting environment.

Class schedules

performances

Name Date Time Location

Junior Ensemble Performance

Wed. July 26th

12:00 PM

Paul J. Gelinas JHS

Senior Ensemble Performance

Thurs. July 27th

12:00 PM

Paul J. Gelinas JHS

registration

Fees: All fees are payable to BROOKHAVEN ART AND MUSIC. The cost is $125.00 per class unless otherwise specified.

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Internships

We at Brookhaven Art & Music would like to thank you for your interest in the Summer Music Program at Three Village. We are excited to begin our summer 2017 session and are always looking for students who are interested in working with younger musicians. All applications must be received by May 26th 2017 for consideration.

Interns will be selected in the following areas: orchestra, band, chorus, guitar, piano, ukulele and classroom music. Summer Music will once again be held at Gelinas Junior High School from June 26th through July 27th 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm. Intern responsibilities and tasks will include: working with students in small group lessons, rehearsals and concerts. The Brookhaven Art & Music Internship Program is free to all students who are selected and BAM interns will receive community service hours, a completion certificate, intern luncheon and summer music t-shirt.

intern application 

resources

class catalog  schedule PDF Summer Music Flyer  Class Packages 

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  • Summer Music T-shirt

Summer music t-shirts are available for pre-sale when registering for summer music. All t-shirts are $15.00 and can be worn throughout the program and at the summer music concert in July. We will have extra t-shirts during the program however, we cannot guarantee we will have your desired size. Please pre-order to ensure you get your summer music t-shirt!

Brookhaven Art & Music

Summer Music Programs


Gelinas Jr. High School

25 Mud Road

East Setauket, NY 11733


For More Information please call:

631-599-3942