ONLINE MINI-COURSES

YOCJ is excited to launch the Fall 2020 Semester with these engaging Online Mini-Courses. This page has been updated for the Late Fall Session.

  1. Please peruse the 4 course options below.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to register online via PayPal.
  3. Each course is $50 and runs for 5 weeks.
  4. Let us know if you have any registration questions: executivedirector@yocj.org
  5. Special Membership Meeting: Tues. Nov. 10th. Check your emails for the time slots and the Zoom link & password!
  6. ENROLLMENT DEADLINE will be Monday, November 16th.

Late Fall 2020 | Tuesdays, 7-8pm
November 17th to December 15th

All Things Flute! ~ Session II – led by Mrs. Sandy Olson. 
Open to All YOCJ flute players. (Session I is not a prerequisite)

Join us as we continue to explore and play our way through All Things Flute!

1. Play some great Flute Solos written by Women Composers and learn about the women who wrote them.
2. Flute Competitions – What competitions are out there for us and how to pick the right repertoire to play.
3. Audition Preparation – How to best prepare for auditions.
4. Technique – Why is it important?  How to find the best scales and etudes to improve your skills.
5. Masterclass – Perform your current solo and get feedback.
6. Looking for a new flute?  Let’s talk brands and when it is a good time to upgrade

Composing and Performing: Harmony ~ Session II – led by Ms. Nell Flanders. (Session I is not a prerequisite)

Open to all high school students, with priority given to Symphonic Orchestra members and students from the Early Fall Mini course.  No previous composition experience necessary.  

The second course in the series will focus on harmony. We’ll study the fundamental of functional harmony, explore how to pair a bass line with a melody, and start looking at elements of chromatic harmony. Building on our work from the unit on Melody, we’ll develop the melodies generated in the first course, fleshing out different bass lines and harmonizations and perhaps composing a few new themes as well. Our work will be informed by examining and playing excerpts from musical works by African-American and women composers.

Masterworks! What Makes This Music Great! 
– led by Mr. Scott Collins.  Open to everyone.

A celebration of great works from a variety of genres, highlighting the composers, the stories, and how composers created unique musical worlds. For each piece we will address the essential question “What Makes This Music Great?” Featuring the music of Vivaldi, Boccherini, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Holst, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Glazunov, Prokofiev, Ravel, Debussy, Respighi, Bartok, and Stravinsky. Featuring guest speakers and artists.

Improvisation ~ Session II – led by Mr. Chris Colaneri.  Open to all middle and high school students, and all instruments.  (Session I is not a prerequisite)

Students will tap into their creativity and explore exotic scales, modes, and arpeggios. Students will be able to apply improviational techniques to classical works, jazz, and commercial music. Open to Session I participants and new students as well.

Please let us know if you have any registration questions: executivedirector@yocj.org


4 Course Options below:
Name of Student & Grade:
Instrument: