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.
Women's Vocal Ensemble
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
January 9-March 12 | March 19-May 21, 2020
Cullie Treichler brings women together to explore singing both as a group and individually with greater ease and freedom.
Jazz Vocal Solos
Mondays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
January 6-March 9 | March 16-May 18, 2020
Michelle Van Handel welcomes singers of all levels and musical experiences to join! Each class has an unique topic of emphasis with weekly listening assignments and song practice homework, and each class culminates with students singing a solo with a professional rhythm sections at a local nightspot. Additionally, student performances will be professionally recorded so students have a recording of their performance. No previous singing experience needed.
Central Oregon Recording & Production Experience
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
January 21-April 28, 2020
Cascade School of Music and Central Oregon Recording have partnered to offer a recording and production class designed to give students hands-on experience in a fully equipped recording and production studio.
Students will gain an understanding of the recording process from beginning to end. Topics covered include studio pre-production strategies, studio gear and acoustics, studio etiquette and procedures, digital audio workstations, how to record live musicians, and mixing concepts. The class will interest those interested in career paths within the audio production field or those just curious about studio recording. Class are held at Central Oregon Recording studio in Bend.
Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam (12 years and older)
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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.
Interested in Private Lessons? Visit our Private Lesson page and submit an online inquiry.
Tuition Assistance is available for classes and private lessons at Cascade School of Music. Visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.
We offer a 10% Senior Discount for ages 50+. To receive the discount, call the school at 541-382-6866 to register.