Six-WEEK VIRTUAL CLASSEs

Six-Week Virtual Classes

Virtual classes are offered in a wide range of music topics and are suitable for students of all ages who wish to study remotely. 

Each virtual class provides an in-depth examination of a specific topic. Examples of previous classes include a retrospective of Sondheim musicals, the history of hip-hop, and conversations with opera heroines. 

Classes meet on weekly basis for one hour on the Zoom platform. The tuition is $120.00 plus a $25.00 registration fee. To register for a six-week virtual class please call (315) 842 4489 or email thair@fmdgmusicschool.org.

American Operas

Teacher: Michelle Trovato
Day/Time: Thursday, 6:00 PM (EST)
Dates: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 (Note, no class on 3/2)

Presenting a class celebrating the most enduring American operas of the last 100 years: Porgy and Bess by Gershwin, Susannah by Carlisle Floyd, The Ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore, Nixon in China by John Adams, Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie, and Champion by Terrence Blanchard. Most of these operas have been performed at the Metropolitan Opera (or soon will be), regionally around the US, and overseas. The plots, historical contexts, and musical themes will be explored, with some special guests!


Electronic Music Survey

Teacher: Anthony Vine
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 PM (EST)
Dates: 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, and 3/21 (Note, no class on 2/14)

Electronic Music Survey will explore music made with synthesizers, computers, and other electronic devices from the middle of the 20th century to now. Classes will be centered around themes like ‘acoustic ecology,’ ‘aural architecture,’ ‘music made with music,’ etc. We will do a lot of listening, both in class and at home, to artists ranging from Caterina Barbieri, a modern-day artist working with synthesizers and popular forms, to Annea Lockwood, whose long career has taken her from burning pianos to recording the sounds of the Danube River. There will be group discussions, a bit of reading, and creative assignments, like sound journaling and field recording. Opportunities to speak with guest artists and attend concerts and sound installations may present themselves. No previous musical background is required.

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