Classes for Beginners

Discover the world of music, even if you've never played a musical instrument before. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is proud to offer a range of engaging and upbeat classes for music exploration that are geared for the novice. Discover yourself and your inner sense of music through the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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Level: Advanced Students and Adults

This community string ensemble, led by ASO Violinist Judith Cox, has been created for the more serious adult teacher, amateur or retired musician who is interested in delving into repertoire with the goal of learning and performing selected masterpieces with like-minded individuals. Part music history, music theory, and orchestral techniques, the Atlanta Symphony Community String Ensemble examines Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods and styles of music, and features many well-known works of the string orchestra and ensemble genres.

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Grades: 4-6, Adults

Learn to play an instrument! In a group setting, participants will learn the basic elements of music, how to read music, and how to play one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello or bass.

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Level: High School-Adults

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2015/16 season serves as the basis for a discussion of the rich and compelling stories of the world’s greatest composers, their music and their interpreters. Join Ken Meltzer, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Insider and Program Annotator, for a lively and interactive survey of masterworks from the 1700s to the present. Class discussions will include numerous audio and video musical excerpts, as well as opportunities to attend ASO concerts.

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