Stony Brook Community Music Programs
Musicians on Long Island no longer have to travel into the city to receive conservatory-level music instruction. With an outstanding faculty and the resources of a world-class university, the Community Music Program at Stony Brook University has grown to encompass all age groups and levels of musical experience.
Music Basics for Kids
In the Music Basics for Kids class, pre-schoolers learn the basics of pitch, rhythm and notation through games and exercises involving singing and physical movement.
Kindergarten through 3rd grade:
Using kinesthetic movement as the primary mode of learning, the Dalcroze pedagogy enables children to transfer their physical experiences to a conceptual understanding of music theory.
6th though 12th grade:
The Pre-College Division offers coaching and performance opportunities in chamber music and a rich curriculum that includes composition, music theory, and aural skills. Students enrolled in the program are already accomplished musicians in their schools who are looking for new, challenging and exciting experiences that are not offered anyplace else.
Community Chamber Music Workshops
Designed for adult music enthusiasts, the chamber music program offers a supportive, non-threatening environment for instrumentalists and singers to enrich their musical experience. Participants are placed in well-matched ensembles and meet with a coach for five 90-minute sessions in preparation for an informal concert in the Staller Recital Hall. Two eight-week sessions per academic year; ability to read music is required.