|Beginning Ukulele||8+||Open to kids (8+) and adults, Summer Beginning Ukulele is for students with no prior experience. Students will learn how to hold the ukulele, play simple chords, count rhythms, and play songs with simple strumming patterns.|
|Concert Orchestra||10+||The Concert Orchestra is a string (violin, viola, cello or bass instruments) orchestra of students who have taken Intermediate Strings or have played at least 2 years. Students will learn how to play as part of an ensemble, further developing their music reading and rhythm-counting skills. Concert Orchestra members get to experience playing a wide variety of music, from classical to pop and rock hits.|
Our top strings orchestra. Students will learn to play more advanced music in a variety of genres, and continue to develop their ensemble-playing skills.
|Rock Band Summer Summer Jam Sessions||13+||Calling all teen rock musicians: Crooked Tree Arts Center is hosting summer jam sessions over the summer! Stop by the Music Studio at CTAC in Petoskey, and enjoy playing popular rock songs with other young musicians from the area. Prior vocal or instrumental experience is recommended.|
|Jazz Orchestra||13+||The Crooked Tree Jazz Orchestra is CTAC's top jazz ensemble, and is for teens and adults with at least two years' experience on their instrument of choice (woodwinds, brass, percussion, keyboards, guitar, or bass). No prior jazz experience necessary. Join us on Tuesdays this summer!|
Strings & Community Orchestra Program
Students wishing to learn how to play the violin, viola, cello and string bass will progress through aged and skill-leveled, comprehensive classes. We even offer daytime and evening adult strings classes! Beginning and Intermediate Strings classes meet for 45 minutes twice a week after school.
|Jazz Lab Band||11-14||Students will learn the basics of jazz performance, improvisation, and jazz music theory.|
|Jazz Combo||14+||For students interested in playing in a small-to-medium-sized jazz group. Students will learn the basics of solo improvisation and jazz theory, and get a change to perform in public.|
|Jazz Orchestra||13+||CTAC's top jazz ensemble. Members will learn about advanced jazz theory and solo improvisation techniques, and play music with more sophisticated rhythms and melodies. The Jazz Orchestras repertoire places a heavy emphasis on classic jazz tunes, with occasional forays into modern music in other genres.|
|Beginning Ukulele||8+||This class is for students with no prior experience. Students will learn how to hold the ukulele, make and change simple chord shapes with their left hand, and count basic rhythms and strumming patterns. Kids and adult classes available.|
|Intermediate Ukulele||8+||For students who have completed Beginning Ukulele. Students will learn how to play scales and melodies, as well as adding new chord shapes and strumming patterns into their skill set. Upon completion of this class, students can move on to the Ukulele Orchestra. Kids and adult classes available.|
|Ukulele Orchestra||10+||For students who have completed Intermediate Ukulele, or anyone who is proficient paying ukulele and reading music. This community group rehearses and performs arrangements of popular rock tunes, TC and movie themes, and classical masterworks.|
|Garage Band Session I||12-18||This group provide an introduction to rock band rehearsal and performance. Students will learn how to keep time, communicate, and coordinate as a band unit, develop their vocal and instrumental skills, and rehearse and perform rock hits from the past sixty years.|
|Garage Band Session II||12-18||Our top rock band. Members of this group will learn more complex, riff-based classic and contemporary tunes, featuring more advanced rhythms and harder grooves.|