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Musical Workshops (9am-3pm)

NEW! Kinder Violin REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary, continuing students are welcome. Classes introduce students to playing the violin in an age-appropriate group setting. Ages 5-6 only.
 
Beginning or Continuing Violin and Viola REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary, for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing students. Classes introduce students to playing the violin or viola in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up.
 
Beginning or Continuing Cello REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary, for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing students. Classes teach students to play the cello in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up.
 
Beginning or Continuing Brass REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing. Classes introduce new students to playing trumpet or trombone in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals.  Ages 7 and up
 
Beginning or Continuing Woodwinds REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing.  Classes introduce students to playing woodwinds in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up
 
Beginning or Continuing Guitar REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing.   Classes teach guitar technique, standard music notation, and music theory in a group setting. Includes both ensemble and solo playing. Ages 7 and up.
 
NEW! Beginning Recorder REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary, continuing students are welcome. Appropriate for beginning to intermediate students who have played recorder for 0-2 years. Classes introduce students to playing the recorder in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals.

 

Performance Academy (9am-3pm)

Prelude String Orchestra REGISTER
Audition required. No prior ensemble experience required. Students must have played their instrument for at least one year. Students will master the basics of playing in an ensemble.
 
Intermezzo String Orchestra REGISTER
Audition required. For intermediate students with at least two years ensemble experience. Students will learn to follow a conductor as they enhance their ensemble skills, improve their technique, and develop their musicianship.
 
Chamber Strings REGISTER
Audition required. For advanced students with at least four years ensemble experience. Classes will focus on technique and ensemble playing as students practice standard repertoire for string orchestra.
 
Jazz Ensemble REGISTER
Audition required. For intermediate to advanced students, this class is an exploration of different jazz styles, with a focus on improvisation technique and ensemble playing. There is a special need for musicians who play drum set, electric bass and piano. Drum set and keyboard are provided by Santa Rosa Symphony.

 

A La Carte Options

Musical Workshops

NEW! Kinder Violin REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary, continuing students are welcome. Classes introduce students to playing the violin in an age-appropriate group setting. Ages 5-6 only.

Beginning or Continuing Violin and Viola REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing students. Classes introduce students to playing the violin or viola in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up.

Beginning or Continuing Cello REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing students. Classes teach students to play the cello in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up.

Beginning or Continuing Brass REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing. Classes introduce new students to playing trumpet or trombone in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals.  Ages 7 and up

Beginning or Continuing Woodwinds REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing.  Classes introduce students to playing woodwinds in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals. Ages 7 and up

Beginning or Continuing Guitar REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning, 0-3 years experience for continuing.   Classes teach guitar technique, standard music notation, and music theory in a group setting. Includes both ensemble and solo playing. Ages 7 and up.

Beginning Violin/Viola, adult REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary for beginning. Classes teach violin technique, standard music notation, and music theory in a group setting. Includes both ensemble and solo playing.

NEW! Beginning Recorder REGISTER
No prior music experience is necessary, continuing students are welcome. Appropriate for beginning to intermediate students who have played recorder for 0-2 years. Classes introduce students to playing the recorder in a group setting. More experienced players develop new skills and hone the fundamentals.

Performance Academy

Prelude String Orchestra REGISTER
Audition required. No prior ensemble experience required. Students must have played their instrument for at least one year. Students will master the basics of playing in an ensemble.

Intermezzo String Orchestra REGISTER
Audition required. For intermediate students with at least two years ensemble experience. Students will learn to follow a conductor as they enhance their ensemble skills, improve their technique, and develop their musicianship.

Chamber Strings REGISTER
Audition required. For advanced students with at least four years ensemble experience. Classes will focus on technique and ensemble playing as students practice standard repertoire for string orchestra.

Jazz Ensemble REGISTER
Audition required. For intermediate to advanced students, this class is an exploration of different jazz styles, with a focus on improvisation technique and ensemble playing. There is a special need for musicians who play drum set, electric bass and piano. Drum set and keyboard are provided by Santa Rosa Symphony.

NEW! Theater/Film Ensemble REGISTER
Audition required. For intermediate to advanced students, this class provides students with experience accompanying actors and dancers, as well as working with film scores. A variety of instruments are needed in these ensembles, including all winds, percussion, piano, strings and more.

Specialty Classes

Beginning and Advanced Composition REGISTER
(teacher recommendation form required with application) For intermediate to advanced students, this course is an opportunity for musicians to experience a practical approach to the fundamentals, orchestration, notation and musical analysis. Students interact in an open atmosphere of exploration and have the opportunity to create new musical works.

Beginning and Advanced Conducting REGISTER
(teacher recommendation form required with application) For intermediate and advanced students with at least four years ensemble experience or the equivalent. Students will develop conducting technique, their musicianship skills, and begin to learn the process of score analysis.

Bass Intensive Workshop REGISTER
(teacher recommendation form may be required with application) For intermediate to advanced bass students who want an intensive “how to play better” experience. Sessions will explore chamber music for basses, mock auditions, and in-depth solo work.

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Santa Rosa Symphony
Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Administration: 707.546.7097

Patron Services Hours: 
M-F - 9am – 5:00pm,
W – 10:30am – 5:00pm
Patron Services: 707.546.8742