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.

Level: Advanced Students and Adults

The Atlanta Symphony Community Brass Ensemble's mission is to provide those passionate about brass music in Metro Atlanta the opportunity to refine their art in an ensemble comprised of like-minded individuals—both young and old. Participants will explore great music for brass—from the Renaissance through Contemporary periods of music—all under the auspices of the ASO. The ASCBE will be conducted by 15-year Emory Brass Ensemble director and Principal Tuba in the ASO, Michael Moore. Come and play exciting and powerful music with us! (Experience on brass instruments is a prerequisite.)

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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, or cello.

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Grades: 7-12

Introduce yourself to the theory of music. Participants will learn about clefs, major and minor scales, intervals, chords and the basics of music theory. Dictation and sight-singing will also be reviewed.

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Level: High School-Adults

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 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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