Summer Solfege, a two day trial program that covers the basics of Music Theory and Aural Skills, will be offered at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio on August 21st. and 22nd. The program involves working on ear training, sight singing, as well as reading, analyzing and understanding music that will be read. Group 1, which is intended for ages 8 to 12, will meet from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Group 2, for those ages 13 to college students, will meet from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the NJWA Music Studio at 150-152 East Broad Street in Westfield. Aural skills, involving the ear and hearing, are skills that a musician must use to identify pitches, intervals, melody, chords, and rhythms. The program will also involve dictation which involves being able to write down the music you hear without error. Summer Solfege will be taught by Leah Pesenson, a Music Education Major at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. An intern at the NJWA, Ms. Pesenson has been involved in assisting the Jazz Band and NJWA Summer Symphony.
For more information about the free program, visit the NJWA Studios at 150-152 E. Broad St. in Westfield, phone 908.789.9696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NJWA, which will begin its 46th. season, is a non-profit 501 © 3 organization.