Course Offerings

etc. Music School Spring Term ’17 Offerings
Registration is now open! E-mail etcmusicschool@gmail.com to register!

 

Academic Calendar: Spring Term, 2017:
Monday, Sept. 9: Spring ’17 term begins for all private lessons/classes
Sunday, March 26 – Sunday, April 2: NO classes or private lessons (Spring Break)
End of Private lessons for the term: Friday, May 19

Spring Term ’17 Show Dates:
March 18 – etc. TinyShows Show
April 7-9 – etc. Presents Show
April 21-23 – etc. KidShows Show
May 12-14 – etc. Ambassadors Show

etc. Offerings are also available to browse online here: etc. Music School online storefront

Please Note: Scholarship and work-study options are available for students in need! We do NOT turn anyone away for inability to pay. Please contact director Mike at etcmusicschool@gmail.com with possible scholarship/work-study inquiries!

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are available in piano, voice, composition, flute, violin, viola and guitar in 30-min., 45-min. and 60-min. increments, with the following pricing:

$55 per 30-min. lesson
$70 per 45-min. lesson
$80 per 60-min. lesson

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off private lessons if your student is also enrolled in The etc Choir, etc KidShows or etc Presents!

Etc KidShows Summer Camp!

Etc. TinyShows

(grades K-3)

etc. TinyShows are a fantastic introduction to the etc. Music School learning and creating method for younger students. “Mentor-Buddies” taken from the older teen members of the etc community work with the directors in creating an original ‘mini-musical’ with the students, getting their ideas and created characters through fun, interactive theater and music games that stress the celebration of participation and imagination. Each week, students receive instruction through games and activities in acting, dance, singing and visual art!

Regular rehearsals: Saturdays, 10 A.M. -11 A.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center

Spring Term ’17 start date: Sat., Jan. 14
Spring Term ’17 final class/show date: Sat., March 18th (10 total weeks)
Tuition: $175 per student

 

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The Etc. Choir

(Open to singers aged 14-21)

The etc. Choir:
The mission of the etc. Choir is to instill a love of vocal music within the ensemble through positive, focused rehearsals and to engage and support our communities through polished performance of eclectic and challenging repertoire.

The etc. Choir will remain committed to exciting new works of choral repertoire in all genres in 2017, and will be NON-AUDITION to join, but AUDITION for specific solos/opportunities throughout the year.

Regular rehearsals: Sundays, 4-6 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center
Spring Term ’17 start date: Sun., Jan. 15
Choral term ends: Sunday, May 21
Tuition: $425 per singer (17-week Spring choral Term)

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off enrollment if also enrolled in etc private lessons or etc. Presents!

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Etc. KidShows

(grades 4-6)

etc. KidShows are one-act pieces of musical theater crafted for and with young people. With the help of the artistic staff, teen members of the etc. community serve as mentors to younger budding performers, and together they create original scenes and songs for the 4-6th graders to perform, involving the older students in learning about teaching while giving the younger an opportunity to stretch their creative wings!

Regular rehearsals: Saturdays, 11 A.M. -2 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center

Spring Term ’17 start date: Sat., Jan. 14 (No audition needed!)
Spring Term ’17 final regular rehearsal: Sat., Apr. 15
Spring Term ’17 tech. week/show weekend: April 17-23
Tuition: $325 per student

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off enrollment in etc.KidShows if also enrolled in etc private lessons!

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etc. Presents

(open to actors aged 13-19)

etc. Presents:
etc. Presents’ creations are main-stage, fully costumed/designed original musicals created with teens, for teens, about topics teens are interested in. We meet each weekend to rehearse a living, breathing new work each term, with the goal of challenging and inspiring our young artists to grow artistically and socially in a supportive environment.
etc. Presents, in keeping true to our school’s mandate, is NON-AUDITION to join, but AUDITION for specific parts. Everyone in etc. Presents’ shows receives named, ‘meaty’ roles, with several lines of dialogue as well as featured musical moments (solos, duets, dances, etc.)!
Opportunities for student writing, choreography and/or composing are available for students who wish to take advantage of them, and Presents will remain committed to ensemble-first thinking and as equal stage-time for all as possible in 2017!

Regular Rehearsals: Sundays, 1-4 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Spring Term ’17 start date: Sun., Jan. 15 (No audition to join!)
Spring Term ’17 final regular rehearsal: Sun., April 2
Spring Term ’17 tech. week/show weekend: April 3-9
Tuition: $325 per student

NOTE: our etc. Presents tech./shows and rehearsal schedule will NOT conflict with any of the high school’s upcoming major theater or choral performances, and we’ll be taking the exact same Spring break!

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off enrollment in etc. Presents if also enrolled in etc private lessons or the etc. Choir!

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etc. Ambassadors (Auditioned ensemble)

*NEW FOR 2017* – Introducing a new original works program for the dedicated and passionate high school and pre-professional/early professional artist!

etc. Ambassadors: (ages 16+; 15 with director approval/accepted audition)

The new etc. Ambassadors program will be an AUDITION-ONLY ensemble for serious high-school artists looking to make theater and/or music a part of their continuing lives as well as pre-professionals and early-career professionals in the theater arts field. There will be rehearsal and performance contracts associated with this ensemble that all will be expected to meet.

etc. Ambassadors will focus on new musicals from our directing staff AND from our ensemble members, as well as on new looks and highly-polished revivals/updates/re-tellings of previous etc. Music School works. Their shows will be produced at Noyes and elsewhere in storefront theaters in Chicagoland. There will also be light stipends awarded cast members in the form of ticket sales redistribution for shows.

Additionally, etc. Ambassadors who sign a contract to help as coaches with our young children’s programming or who sign up to play supporting characters in etc. Presents shows will be able to waive tuition/materials fees entirely in exchange for their work.

Regular Rehearsals: Saturdays, 2-4 P.M. at Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Spring Term ’17 start date: Sat., Jan. 14 (Audition required: Auditions 2-5 P.M. Sat., Jan. 7)
Spring Term ’17 final regular rehearsal: Sat., May 6
Spring Term ’17 tech. week/show weekend: May 8-14
Tuition/Materials Fees: $250 per actor
NOTE: our etc. Ambassadors’ tech./shows and rehearsal schedule will NOT conflict with any of the high school’s upcoming major theater or choral performances, and we’ll be taking the exact same Spring break!