Amateur Music Workshops

Connecting Musicians with Mentors

AMN Audience Chorus
at the SF Symphony

Side by Side
with SF Chamber Orchestra

Spirituals Workshop
with Pacific Edge Voices

Improvisation Workshop
with Evan Price

Bossa Nova Workshop
with Sandy Cressman

AMN Orchestra in
Opera Vireo

Cello Workshop
with Irene Sharp

Cello Workshop
with Irene Sharp

Violin Workshop
with Diane Nicholeris

Vocal Workshop
with Larry Batiste

Clarinet Workshop
with Jerome Simas

Side by Side
with SF Chamber Orchestra

Clarinet Workshop
with Jerome Simas

Brass Ensemble Workshop
with John Engelkes

Bluegrass Workshop
with Alisa Rose

Bluegrass Workshop
with Alisa Rose

Flute Workshop
with Linda Lukas

Flute Workshop
with Linda Lukas

Brush Up Your Messiah
Choral Workshop

Upcoming Workshops

Strings Workshop

New Esterhazy Quartet at Amateur Music Network

Discover Mendelssohn Octet

February 19 & 21, 2019, 7pm
(this is a two-session workshop)

Join the New Esterházy Quartet, the Bay Area's premier period-instrument string quartet, to take a deep dive into Mendelssohn's masterpiece. You'll learn how classical-period bowing and performance practice illuminate phrasing, balance, and style in this great work.

Break-out coaching sessions will focus on the first two movements, and the workshop will culminate with a reading of the entire Octet.

For intermediate/advanced players

Cost: $120

Percussion Workshop

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Pandeiro! - Brazilian Percussion Workshop

March 4, 2019
7PM

Join AMI MOLINELLI on a journey through the amazing rhythmic landscape of Brazil.

This workshop will use Brazillian percussion instruments to explore the music traditions of the Amazon and beyond.

Cost: $45

Choral Workshop and Sing Along

Audience Chorus 1

Join the Audience-Chorus for St. John Passion at the San Francisco Symphony

March 30, 2019
5PM

You will meet in an exclusive afternoon workshop with Symphony Chorus Music Director Ragnar Bohlin to learn your music and rehearse in Davies Hall. Then you'll take your seats in the audience to add your voices to Bach's inspired masterwork of choral music.

WORKSHOP: 5 - 6:00 PM
BRIEF REHEARSAL WITH ORCHESTRA: 6:30
DINNER BREAK: 6:45
CONCERT: 8 PM

Cost: $25

Concert ticket sold separately

Please note: we recommend purchasing concert tickets in the Upper Orchestra section or in First Tier boxes A, B, M, or N in order to be seated with other singers.

Vocal Workshop

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MEDIEVAL SINGING
with Phoebe Jevtović Rosquist

April 22, 2019
7PM

Drew School, San Francisco

This workshop will focus on vocal techniques and modes, with a chance to sing some of the most rewarding repertoire the so-called dark ages have to offer.

Cost: $45

String Orchestra Workshop

FB-SQ-April 28

Third Annual
SIDE by SIDE
with the SFCO

April 28, 2019
5PM

First Congregational Church, Berkeley

Join Music Director Benjamin Simon and the SF Chamber Orchestra in a reading of Edward Elgar's Serenade after their Main Stage Concert on Sunday, April 28.

Cost: $25

Blues Workshop

Amateur Music Workshop

Play the Blues Now!

May 6, 2019
7PM

Drew School, San Francisco

Mentor Ellen Seeling will guide you in an introduction to our fundamental American music.

Open to singers and instrumentalists of all ages and all skill levels.

Cost: $45

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