Global Traditions Ensembles

Come together with others to celebrate music from other cultures.

No matter what style of music you have studied or are trained in, you can always expand your musical horizons by immersing yourself in the music of another country, culture or historical period. The school provides a musical travelogue in our World Music Ensemble offerings. Check out this recent performance of our Afrobeat Ensemble.

Afrobeat Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Emmanuel Ngolle Pokossi

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Join with others to celebrate the music of a continent.

Arabic Music Master Class with Simon Shaheen

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Simon Shaheen

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($32 members)

Brazilian Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Luciano Antonio

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Voices and instruments join together to play this infectious music.

Gypsy Jazz Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Michael O'Toole

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Come join the Hot Club of Lincoln Square.

Intro to the Great Highland Bagpipe

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Bruce Beavis

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Introduction to Irish Session Ensemble

BeginnerNew!

Monday with Mike Austin or Teresa Shine

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $166 ($156 members)

If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Irish music tradition, this class is for you

Latin Jazz Ensemble

Advanced

Sunday with Manny Bances

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz performance will inform your jazz study.

Klezmer Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Marianne Bossert

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Celebrate the expressive melodies of this Eastern European music of Jewish descent.

Latin Grooves and Roots Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Manny Bances

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Add some spicy flavorings to whatever style you play: Jamming with Latin Roots music and contemporary funky fusions.

Qawwali Music: A Sufi Devotional Tradition

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Thursday with Hamza Akram and Brothers

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Reggae Ensemble

Intermediate

Reggae Ensemble is taking a few sessions off. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

The Music & Life of Turlough O'Carolan Series

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Aislinn Gagliardi

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)