Rowan University

Group Instruction, Festivals & Workshops, and Ensembles

Not sure you want you/your child to start with individual/private lessons? We offer various classes and group options for beginners, intermediate and advanced musicians. We even have opportunities to join some Rowan University ensembles by audition.

There is no registration fee when taking only group or ensemble instruction.

Group Instruction Options

Festival & Workshop Options

Ensemble Options

Rowan University Ensemble Options

Please contact us for registration and schedule information: skrupky@rowan.edu, 856.256.4556.

Rowan Prep reserves the right to cancel any courses, festivals, and ensembles that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Group Instruction

Group Brass Class (ages 8-14)

Join Rowan University/Rowan Prep faculty member, Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg and delve into the "brass world" with your instrument. Beginner and intermediate level students are welcome. Learn basic reading, breathing, and brass-specific techniques within an an encouraging and dynamic environment. All students are required to bring their own instruments to class.

Group Guitar for Beginners (ages 8-12)

This class is designed for younger beginners interested in learning the guitar in a supportive group setting. With Ms. Kubach at the helm, students will learn how to play the instrument while learning about the basic setup, tuning and maintenance of the guitar. Parents are encouraged to bring a guitar and learn alongside their child (at no extra cost)!

Group Piano for Beginners (ages 5-7)

Designed to work with a child's natural creativity and energy, Ms. Rabbai will incorporate activities including listening, moving, imagining, singing, and playing to stimulate and fuel curiosity. The ultimate goal is to give the children an overview of the preliminary "first steps" in learning to play piano".

Music Theater for Beginners (ages 8-12) Spring Only

This beginner's ensemble is a perfect blend of learning age-appropriate musical theater repertoire within a supportive and fun environment. Tailor-made for children who just love to sing in a group! Focus is on vocal technique, movement, sight-singing and song preparation in a small group setting.

Saxophone Ensemble (middle school & high school players)

This class is designed for middle school/early high school saxophone players interested in learning the "art" of ensemble playing with young/almost-beginner saxophone players. Mr. Conn has a unique way of sharing the essentials...and beyond... of playing the saxophone, and will give students a chance to play each saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bari), learn ensemble performance/rehearsal practices/skills, and overall musicianship. Again, a GREAT way to begin/continue your saxophone journey!

Suzuki String Program

(PLEASE CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION)

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Festivals/Workshops

Rowan Prep/Atlantic Brass Band's 3rd Annual Youth Brass Day

Join Dr. Appleby-Wineberg and members of The Atlantic Brass Band for a Sunday afternoon of rehearsals, masterclasses and sectionals! Open to all brass players in middle and high school! A pizza party and concert will be the finale of the afternoon!

Please click HERE to register for this one day workshop!

High School Solo Vocal Artists Festival

Join the entire vocal division faculty of Rowan University for a full day of learing about solo singing! Participate in masterclasses (music must be emailed to skrupky@rowan.edu by the registration deadline) and rehearsals. Learn about your voice and how it work. Explore solo singing. Spend the day immersed in Rowan's vocal department. Meet current vocal students & learn first-hand about their experiences.

Registration deadline is January 16, 2015. Click here to register!

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Ensembles

Rowan Prep/Atlantic Youth Brass Band, Spring Only

Join Dr. Appleby-Wineberg and the National Champion Atlantic Brass Band in this brilliant and fun ensemble experience. This dynamic team will push your brass playing to new heights of musical excellence and change the way you play in your school ensembles. Come & learn the amazing art of brass playing in a true Brass Band!

Please click HERE to register.


Rowan Youth Orchestra, Audition Only

The Rowan Youth Orchestra, now in its 31st year at Rowan University, is a full orchestra including all the major string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Orchestra members come from middle schools and high schools throughout southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. This year, the orchestra will perform three concerts at Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall to showcase it’s musicians’ talents.

The RYO is hearing auditions for all instruments for the 2014-15 season. After September 21, please contact music director, Matthew Dell to discuss auditioning. ryomusicdirector@gmail.com

For more information, visit the Rowan Youth Orchestra website.


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Rowan University Ensembles

The below three ensembles are open to advanced high school students by audition only. For more information about how to audition for these ensembles, please contact Anna Skrupky, Rowan Prep's Director. skrupky@rowan.edu, 856.256.4556

For information about the description/logistics of each of the Ensembles, please go to the College of Performing Arts website for information about the ensembles.

Statesmen Men's Choir

The Rowan University Statesmen Men's Chorus is made up of men from across campus and beyond. The choir consists primarily of Rowan University non-music majors, but also includes RU professors, and outstanding area high school students who have passed a successful audition. The ensemble focuses on music fundamentals, music reading, and techniques to improve the singing voice. There is no requirement to join Statesmen aside from a willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic ensemble.

Concert Band

The Rowan University Concert Band rehearses twice each week. This ensemble is open to music majors, non-music majors, exceptional high school students (with recommendation from their high school band director and acceptance by the university director), and community musicians who wish to hone their performance skills. This ensemble was designed to serve as a musical training experience for players who are not quite ready for the ambitious demands placed upon members of the Rowan University Wind Ensemble.

University Orchestra

This full-sized orchestra performs concerts of the standard repertoire, Young Peoples Concerts, and a Pops concert. The group also sponsors an annual soloist competition. Membership is open to University students and members of the community by audition.

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