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

Each online 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 Opera Heroines. 

Classes meet on weekly basis for one hour on the Zoom platform. To register please call (315) 842 4489 or email or call (315) 842 4489.  Please note the registration fee for an online class is $25.00 for new FMDG Music School students.

Spring 2024 Online Classes

Contemporary Music for Piano

Teacher: Anthony Vine (Composer-in-residence)
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Dates: March 12 – April 23 (no class on April 9)
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $120.00

The modern piano, built with industrial age technologies, not only expanded the expressive possibilities of keyboard playing but music itself. This class will explore how composers from the 19th to 21st centuries used the piano to make and shape sound in novel ways: ranging from Claude Debussy’s sculptural play with resonance to Annea Lockwood’s burnt, buried, and drowned pianos, and much more.

Tap Dance – History & Practice

Teacher: Max Pollak
Day/Time:Thursday, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Dates: March 14 – April 25 (No class on April 11)
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $120.00

Learn simple tap steps plus the historical context the art form emerged and evolved from.

“Rivals and Royalty”: Donizetti’s Tudor Queens Operas
Teacher: Michelle Trovato
Day/Time: Thursday, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: April 18 – May 9
Cost: $80.00

Enjoy a brush with royalty and experience history through opera with Gaetano Donizetti’s operas about the rivalry between Tudor Queens! Anne Boleyn, Mary, Queen of Scots, Jane Seymour, Elizabeth I, and even Henry VIII all are major players in these operas by an Italian composer who was clearly enamored with the lives and rivalries of these Tudor-era queens. Explore the historical, musical, and dramatic impact of the Donizetti Queen operas! 
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