Our classical and jazz ensemble programs offer a progressive series of groups that provide appropriate challenges for students at all levels of ensemble playing. All ensemble students must be taking private lessons. Ensembles give students the opportunity to expand their musical growth beyond their private lessons and to share music with their peers. They learn to blend their sound with other instruments, listen to other parts, and apply the concepts of dynamics, phrasing and nuances as a group. Placements in all ensembles will be made based on age, level and readiness as recommended by a student's private teacher in consultation with the school’s directors and ensemble instructors. Regular attendance is required.
While most ensemble students take their private instrumental lessons at Joy of Music with members of our faculty, we welcome students who are studying outside the school in all of our classical and jazz ensembles. An audition is required for students not studying at JOMP, so we can get to know your playing and make a placement that is a good match for you.
please call 508-856-9541 to arrange for a placement audition.