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SFVSO Education Outreach Program


Classes offered by the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra:


Current Classes Taught by Maestro Domine

 

 

The Swing Era – Big Band Jazz (Section #12295) - at Pierce College Room 3401  Wednesdays February 7 to May 23, 2017  2:00 to 4:00 pm - Upcoming Class

This course will provide an examination of big-band jazz in both its musical and cultural dimensions. Significant trends in the development of jazz as well as the composers, artists and performers that have made jazz the quintessential American art form will be discussed. The most significant big bands will be compared and contrasted with regard to their similarities and differences. Jazz is a rich, migratory culture made up of different regional styles and dialects that has been able to revive itself throughout the 20th century.
(Click Here for registration information and for the Pierce College course description.)

Sgt. Pepper Revisited (Section #27363) - at Pierce College Room 3401  Mondays February 5 to May 21, 2017  1:00 to 3:00 pm - Upcoming Class

This class will feature insights to the music of the Beatles and their influence on the development of contemporary musical style, involving listening examples, discussion of the repertoire and the sociological context of the 1960s as it relates to popular culture. Lectures will discuss the role of the Beatles and the British invasion in the historical development of rock and roll. The Beatles albums will be explored as contributing to the phenomenal growth of rock music from its beginnings in the 1950s through its expansion to become the main commercial force in the musical world today.
(Click Here for registration information and for the Pierce College course description.)

American Folk-Music: A Survey (Section #13240) - at Pierce College Room 3401  Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (3 classes per week) January 3 to February 1, 2017  1:00 to 3:00 pm - Upcoming Class

This course will provide a focused examination of American Folk Music in both its musical and cultural dimensions. American Folk Music is a genre where cultures collide, as well as the musical style that best describes the American mythical and real past. Folk music is a rich, migratory culture made up of different regional styles and dialects that has been able to revive itself throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Apart from its seminal influence in the development of rock music and contemporary styles, Folk music is itself one of the most durable traditions in music history.
(Click Here for registration information and for the Pierce College course description.)

Masterpieces of the Concerto Repertoire (Section #7501.401) - at Founders Hall, located behind the Calabasas Library  Tuesdays September 26 to November 14, 2017  1:00 to 2:30 pm - Ongoing Class

Maestro James Domine, conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, brings his unique insights to the development and performance of the great masterpieces of the instrumental concerto repertoire. Classes involve listening to examples and discussion of the biographies of these composers, especially focusing on violin and piano concertos from the Romantic period. (8 classes).
(Click Here for the City of Calabasas course description. See page 28.)

 

Broadway Musicals - at the IAC Shepher Community Center  Wednesdays September 6 through November 8, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 pm -  Register at israeliamerican.org/broadwaymusicals 

 

Broadway Musicals at IAC

 

Some of our past classes are listed below:

 

Great Masterpieces from the Baroque to Romantic Periods (Section #8815) - at Pierce College Room 3400  Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (3 classes per week) June 12 through July 13, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 pm - Completed Class

The course will focus on the Great Masterpieces of the Baroque to the Romantic periods in their historical context, philosophical meaning and aesthetic concerns. Lectures will involve listening to examples and discussion of the Masterpieces and their Composers.  (14 classes)

Click HERE for the Pierce College course description and for general information and registration procedures.

Great Classical Masterpieces of the Romantic to Modern Periods (Section #7502.201) - at Founders Hall, located behind the Calabasas Library  Tuesdays April 4 to May 30, 2017 1:00 to 2:30 pm - Completed Class

James Domine, Music Director and Conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, brings his vast knowledge and repertoire to this class. He will focus the discussion on such greats as Paganini, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Verdi, Borodin and Brahms.  (9 classes)

Click HERE for the City of Calabasas course description (Scroll down to page 34) and HERE for general information and for registration fees and procedures.

Great Composers Of The Baroque, Classical, And Romantic Periods (Section #7502.101) - at Founders Hall, located behind the Calabasas Library  Tuesdays January 17 through March 7, 2017 1:00 to 2:30 pm - Completed Class

James Domine, Music Director and Conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, brings his vast knowledge and repertoire to this class. He will focus the discussion on such greats as Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Verdi, Borodin and Brahms. (8 classes).

Click HERE for the City of Calabasas course description (Scroll down to page 34) and HERE for general information and for registration fees and procedures.

Opening Pandora’s Box (Section #8878) - at Pierce College Room 3401  Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (3 classes per week) January 4 through February 3, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 pm - Completed Class

Explore the unique sound of Los Angeles-based Rock and Roll bands on the Sunset Boulevard scene circa 1967-68. The musical aspects of style, instrumentation, and sociological context will be examined through lectures and listening.

Click HERE for the Pierce College course description and for general information and registration procedures.

Adventures in Music (Section #8815) - at Pierce College Room 3400 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (3 classes per week) June 13 through July 15, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 pm - Completed Class

Lectures will discuss the historical development of music including Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern style periods. Learn elements of music such as formal compositional structure, melody and harmony, instrumentation, and basic terminology as they apply to specific genres and style periods.

Click HERE for the Pierce College course description and for general information and registration procedures.

Broadway Musicals (Section #8878) - at Pierce College Room 3401 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (3 classes per week) January 4 through February 4, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 pm (Completed Class)

Maestro James Domine will emphasize “golden age” of Broadway spanning chronologically from the late 1930s through the early 1960s.

Click HERE for the Pierce College course description and for general information and registration procedures.


Great Symphonic Masterpieces (Section #7401.101) - at Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center Tuesdays January 12 through March 8, 2016, 1:00–2:30 pm (Completed Class)

Maestro James Domine brings his unique insights to the development and performance of Great Symphonic Masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire. Classes involve listening to examples, along with discussion of the repertoire, biographies of composers, and materials associated with the symphony. Lectures will discuss the role of significant composers, conductors and orchestras in the historical development of symphonic music from the 18th century through the modern period. (9 classes).

Click HERE for the City of Calabasas course description (Scroll down to page 30) and for general information and registration procedures.

Rock 'N' Roll (Section #7401.201) - at Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center
Tuesdays September 29 through November 17, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30 pm (Completed Class)

Maestro James Domine will trace the development of Rock and Roll, a uniquely American style of pop music, as it evolved in the 1950's from rhythm and blues. Characterized by the use of electric guitars, a strong rhythm with an accent on the off-beat, and youth-oriented lyrics, Rock and Roll is as an ethno-musicological style that can be defined by the formal structure of its song-forms, characteristic dance rhythms, melodic and harmonic modes, singing style, instrumentation and improvisational techniques. Its subject matter is generally expressive of adolescent antisocial and sexual behavior. The sociological and psychological developmental significance of rock music in youth subculture will be discussed as it is relevant to the function of music as part of ancient anthropological mating and courtship rituals. (9 classes).

Click HERE for the City of Calabasas Recreation Brochure containing the course description and registration instructions. (Note: The Fall Brochure is not available at this time. Check back here when the catalog is published.)


History Of Rock 'N' Roll (Section #8811) - at Pierce College Room 3401 Wednesdays September 2 through December 9, 2015, 2:20 to 4:20 pm (Completed Class)

This class traces the development of Rock 'n Roll, a uniquely American style of pop music, as it evolved in the 1950's from rhythm and blues, characterized by the use of electric guitars, a strong rhythm with an accent on the off beat, and youth-oriented lyrics. Rock 'n' Roll can be defined by the formal structure of its song-forms, characteristic dance rhythms, melodic and harmonic modes, singing style, instrumentation and improvisational techniques; and is generally expressive of adolescent anti-social and sexual behavior. The sociological and psychological developmental significance of rock music in youth subculture will be discussed as it is relevant to the function of music as part of ancient anthropological mating and courtship rituals.

Instructor: James Domine, Composer, Conductor San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra

Click HERE for the Pierce College course description (Scroll down to section no. 8811)
For general information and registration procedures, click HERE

American Popular Music (Section #8815) - at Pierce College Room 3400 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (3 times per week) June 15 through July 16, 2015, 2:00 to 4:00 pm (Completed Class)

Each week the class will focus on different musical themes and musical eras. The class will be invited to share musical memories while listening to professionally recorded music.

The class will explore the development and performance of contemporary American popular music involving listening examples, discussion of specific representative repertoire, as well as the producers, composers, artists and performers associated with each. Significant popular musical styles of rock, jazz, folk, blues, musical theater and motion pictures will be juxtaposed and contrasted to reveal fundamental ideas and generic musical forms that are shared and exploited in a variety of manifestations that comprise the aesthetic of contemporary music. Harmonic analysis of chord progressions, melodic construction of instrumental and vocal lines well as social issues are explained as relevant to common to contemporary musical practices. Lectures will discuss significant trends and developments in American popular musical style as represented in contemporary society and the mainstream media.

Instructor: James Domine, Composer, Conductor San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra

Click HERE for the Pierce College course description (Scroll down to section no. 8815)
For general information and registration procedures, click HERE


Adventures in Music (Section #8813) - at Pierce College Room 3401 Wednesdays February 11 through May 27, 2015, 2:20 to 4:20 pm (Completed Class)

Maestro James Domine, Music Director and Conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, brings his unique insights to a general historical survey of the development of musical style. The main style periods will be explored in chronological order, involving listening examples, discussion of the repertoire, as well as the composers and genres associated with each. Lectures will focus on the role of significant composers in the historical development of musical style. Students will learn elements of music, such as formal compositional structure, melody and harmony, instrumentation, and basic terminology as they apply to specific genres and style periods.

This course is taught in a two-semester sequence. The first semester will cover the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods, and the second will cover the Romantic and Modern style periods. Presented via lectures, piano demonstrations, audio recordings, and guest musicians.

Click HERE for the Pierce College course description (Scroll down to page no. 11)
For general information and registration procedures, click HERE

History of Jazz (Section #4185.401) - at Calabasas Civic Center Tuesdays February 17 through March 24, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30 pm (Completed Class)

This course will provide a wide-angled and narrowly focused examination of jazz in both its musical and cultural dimensions. Jazz is a style where cultures meet, as well as the birthplace of the musical style that gave American music its mythical and real past. Jazz is a rich, migratory culture made up of different regional styles and dialects that has been able to revive itself throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Apart from its seminal influence in the history of rock music and contemporary styles, jazz is itself on of the most durable traditions in music history. Instructor: James Domine (6 classes)
Click HERE for the City of Calabasas course description and registration instructions.

Story-Telling in Music (Section #8878) - at Pierce College Room 3401 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 6 through February 5, 2015, 1:00 to 3:00 pm (Completed Class)

Story-telling and narrative plot outlines have long served as the basis and motivation for a wide spectrum of musical pieces ranging from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony,” Berlioz’ “Sinfonie fantastique” and many others. The main style periods will be explored in chronological order, involving listening examples, discussion of the repertoire, as well as the composers and genres associated with each. Lectures will discuss the role of significant composers in the historical development of musical style with respect to programmatic music. Students will learn elements of music such as formal compositional structure, melody and harmony, instrumentation, and basic terminology as they apply to specific examples of the standard repertoire.
Click HERE for the Pierce College course description (Scroll down to page no. 10)
For general information and registration procedures, click HERE 

Overtures, Preludes, Encores and Incidental Music (Section #8811) - at Pierce College Room 3401 Wednesdays, September 3 through December 10, 2014, 2:20 to 4:20 pm (Completed Class)

Maestro James Domine, conductor of the San Fernando Val-ley Symphony brings his unique insights to a general historical survey of the development of musical style as it applies to the genres of overtures, preludes, encores and incidental mu-sic. The main style periods will be explored in chronological order, involving listening examples, discussion of the repertoire, as well as the composers and genres associated with each.

Lectures will discuss the role of significant composers in the historical development of musical style. Students will learn elements of music such as formal compositional structure, melody and harmony, instrumentation, and basic terminology as they apply to specific examples of the standard repertoire.

Click HERE for the Pierce College course description (Scroll down to class no. 47)
For general information and registration procedures, click HERE 

American Folk-Music (Section #4185.301) - at Calabasas Civic Center Tuesdays, September 23 through November 25, 2014, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Completed Class)

(No class on November 11)
This course will provide a wide-angled and narrowly focused examination of American Folk Music in both its musical and cultural dimensions. American Folk Music is a genre where cultures collide, as well as the musical style that best describes the American mythical and real past. Folk music is a rich, migratory culture made up of different regional styles and dialects that has been able to revive itself throughout the20th and 21st centuries. Apart from its seminal influence in the development of rock music and contemporary styles, Folk music is one of the most durable traditions in music history.
Maestro James Domine, conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra will discuss significant trends and developments in the development of American Folk-Music involving listening examples, discussion of the repertoire, as well as the artists and performers that have made folk-music a quintessential American art form.
Click HERE for the City of Calabasas course description and registration instructions.

History of Rock 'N Roll (Section #4185.201) - at Calabasas Civic Center Tuesdays, July 22 through September 16, 2014, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (Completed Class)

In this second part of the two-part class, Maestro James Domine will trace the development of Rock and Roll, a uniquely American style of pop music, as it evolved in the 1950's from rhythm and blues. Characterized by the use of electric guitars, a strong rhythm with an accent on the off-beat, and youth-oriented lyrics, Rock and Roll is as an ethno-musicological style that can be defined by the formal structure of its song-forms, characteristic dance rhythms, melodic and harmonic modes, singing style, instrumentation and improvisational techniques. Its subject matter is generally expressive of adolescent anti-social and sexual behavior. The sociological and psychological developmental significance of rock music in youth subculture will be discussed as it is relevant to the function of music as part of ancient anthropological mating and courtship rituals.
Click HERE for the City of Calabasas course description and registration instructions.

The Music of James Domine - A 30-Year Retrospective (Section #8815-B) - at Pierce College Room 3400 Wednesdays, June 18 through July 16, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Completed Class)

Maestro James Domine, award-winning composer and conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra brings his unique insights to a general survey of his work over the past three decades. This summer course will explore the symphonies, concertos, opera and other works composed by Domine in their contemporary historical context as well as their philosophical meaning and aesthetic concerns. Lectures will involve listening examples, performances by guest artists and discussion of the repertoire. Students will learn elements of music such as formal compositional structure, melody and harmony, instrumentation, and basic terminology as they apply to specific musical compositions.
Click HERE for the Pierce College course description (Scroll down to class no. 23)
For general instructions and mail-in registration, click HERE 

Highway 61 Revistited - A Historical Compendium of the Blues (Section #8815-C) - at Pierce College Room 3400 Tuesdays, June 19 through July 17, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Completed Class)

This course is designed to give the student an historical view of the blues as a unique American musical art form. Students will increase their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the blues through a sequence of progressive lessons that explain its beginnings in the Mississippi delta in the 1920s, the migration north into urban settings in the depression era, its transformation into rhythm and blues in the1940s, and its arrival in the rock idiom in the 1950s. Lectures will explain terminology, concepts and demonstration of vocal and instrumental techniques as they come into play. Timed aspects of music to be explored include formal structure, duration, tempo, sometimes called the “beat,”“feel” or groove, and various rhythm modes that are commonly used in playing the blues. Pitched aspects of music to be taught are the concept of melodic line as it relates to the blues mode, how this differs from ordinary diatonic major and minor scales, the standard chord I-IV-V-I progression, use of the bass line and variants of these concepts as they apply to musical performance. The repertoire for the lessons is based upon blues songs that represent well-established traditional norms in form and content.
Click HERE for the Pierce College course description (Scroll down to class no. 24)
For general instructions and mail-in registration, click HERE

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