Adult & Intergenerational Classes
The benefits of music don’t end once one enters adulthood. The cognitive, social, health and educational benefits are abundant. Primary goals for our adult students are that they make progress and have fun! Cascade School of Music offers classes for beginning through advanced adult students.
Intergenerational music classes have been shown to provide benefits for adults and youth. Adults benefit from enhanced socialization, a greater sense of engagement in their communities, and better emotional, mental and physical health. Younger students gain an emerging sense of empathy, including a more positive attitude toward aging. Studies have also shown that youth participating in intergenerational activities display a higher level of maturity and manners than their peers, improved academic performance, and greater self-control and patience.
2019-2020 Adult & Intergenerational Classes
Recording & Production Experience
Cascade School of Music and Scott Baber & Matthew Fletcher of Central Oregon Recording have partnered to offer a recording and production class designed to give students hands-on experience in a fully equiped recording and production studio.
Class schedule and registration: Central Oregon Recording & Production Experience
Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam (12 years and older)
Ginny Hollon, Becky Brown, and Verda Hinkle led our intergenerational jam for mandolin, guitar, fiddle, resophonic guitar, banjo, and bass players. The jam provides a warm, friendly environment to learn bluegrass jam etiquette, songs, and fiddle tunes.
Class schedule and registration: Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam
Women's Vocal Ensemble
Cullie Treichler brings women together to explore singing both as a group and individually with greater ease and freedom.
Class schedule and registration: Women's Vocal Ensemble
Jazz Vocal Solos I
Jazz Vocal Solos I, with Michelle Van Handel, is a series of 3 classes that acquaints students with the artistry of jazz singing in a fun and supportive environment. The course welcomes singers of all levels and musical experiences. Specific stylistic tools are covered as well as studying the masters of the jazz vocal tradition. Each class has an unique topic of emphasis with weekly listening assignments and homework.
Each class culminates with students singing a solo with a professional rhythm section at a local nightspot.
While each class may be taken independently, the course is best experienced in succession.
Class schedule and registration: Jazz Vocal Solos I Course