Ethos Offerings

Here at Ethos, we have bundled many of our classes and offerings together in order to create packages that fit the various needs of our students while providing them with significant cost savings over a la carte pricing. We also offer family and multi-student discounts to our members. 

 

Student Levels

Many classes are grouped by level. Student levels are divided by age, grade, and accomplishment. Levels determine class enrollment and certain fees for events. The levels are generally divided as follows:

 
Level 1

Ages 6-10

 

Grades 1st to 4th

 

Primary and Elementary
RCM Prep-Three

Level 2

Ages 10-14

 

Grades 5th to 8th

 

Intermediate and Preparatory
RCM Four-Seven

Level 3

Ages 14+

Grades 9th+

 

Advanced and Artist
RCM Eight-ARCT

Summer Camps

 

During the months of June, July, and August, Ethos offers a variety of Festivals and Day Camps for young musicians. These events usually last 3-5 days and are held either in the morning or afternoon. 

Region Intensive: June 6-10

Please join us at Ethos School of Music for a Middle School All-Region intensive clinic! Over the course of a week, the instrument specific clinician will review all of the music for Region 9 to best prepare your student to do the absolute best for their audition. All students must be an incoming 7th grader or 8th grader.​

 

  • Middle School: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    • Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello

    • Materials: a personal copy of the audition music, wire or foldable music stand, pencils, and instrument.

  • High School: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    • Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello

    • Materials: a personal copy of the audition music, wire or foldable music stand, pencils, and instrument.

Elementary Etude and Techniques: June 13-17

Etudes and Technique camp is an instrument specific class that delves into the details of technique to help further the student's understanding of music. Students are to prepare two contrasting etudes to perform and workshop during the week long camp. Students will also receive new music during the camp so the skills learned can be applied to a new piece!

  • Ages: 5-10

  • Piano: 1:00 to 2:00 PM

  • Violin and Viola: 2:00 to 3:00 PM

  • Cello: 3:00 to 4:00 PM

Advanced Elementary Etude and Techniques: June 20-24

Etudes and Technique camp is an instrument specific class that delves into the details of technique to help further the student's understanding of music. Students are to bring two contrasting etudes to perform and workshop during the week long camp. Students will also receive new music during the camp so the skills learned can be applied to a new piece!

  • Ages: 11-18

  • Piano: 12:00 to 2:00 PM

  • Violin and Viola: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

  • Cello: 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Beginner Ensemble: June 27 - July 1

This is a beginner level, string only camp, that takes a form similar to a Suzuki camp. Most of the playing is done in a group which helps the individual player by opening their ears and awareness to other people. Group practice is a great way to build community and excitement for the individual and is a wonderful way to introduce playing in ensembles. Skills such as these become important for future performance in chamber music and orchestras.

  • Age/Skill: 5-12 years old or Suzuki book 1-3

  • Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM

  • Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass 

Chamber Music Camp: July 11-15, open performance on July 16

The Chamber Music Camp is for students who wish to gain experience playing in small ensembles such as trios, quartets, and quintets. Pre-formed ensembles are welcome to register as a group! If you are registering as an individual, you will be placed in an ensemble and the music will be selected for you. 

 

Students can expect group instruction which will focus on the importance of balance and other small ensemble skills. Following the group instruction, students will break out into their assigned ensembles for practice and coaching.

  • Age/Skill: Intermediate to advanced players (assessments available)

  • Time: 1:00 to 3:30 PM

  • Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano 

Soloist Adventure Camp: July 25-29

Soloist Adventure Camp combines art, literature, and technique to create the fullest and most convincing performance. Every day, each student will analyze their pieces and create stories, art, and poems to help them understand phrasing, emotions and characters. Please come prepared with two performance ready pieces to analyze during the week and be prepared to perform every day!

Day 1: Story telling techniques
Day 2: Create and tell your narrative
Day 3: Visual images transferred to art
Day 4: Narrative prose to poetic prose
Day 5: Full presentation and performance
 

Junior:

  • Ages: 5-10 years old or grades 1-5

  • Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM

  • Instruments: All instruments (winds and brass included)

 

Senior:

  • Ages: 11-18 years old or grades 7-12

  • Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM

  • Instruments: All instruments (winds and brass included)

 

Conservatory Programs

 

In order to meet the various individual needs of our students, The Ethos Conservatory is divided into five programs: Conservatory A, B, C, D, and E. Classes may be purchased individually or they may be bundled as part of a program.

Conservatory E  –  Registration Fee: $60/year.

This program is designed for students who are solely enrolled in an Ethos ensemble. The registration fee enables them to enroll in any ensembles and group classes offered at Ethos. They are also eligible for multi-member family discounts.​

Conservatory D  –  Registration Fee: $60/year.

This program is designed for students who wish to take periodic private lessons but who cannot fulfill a 40 lesson/20 hour minimum.

Conservatory C  –  Enrollment Fee: $396/year.

Worth over $800, payable in quarterly installments of $99.

This program is designed for students who want formidable training through weekly instruction.  To qualify for this program, students must receive at least 40 lessons and 20 hours of instruction per year. Students in this program will receive:

  • Discounted private lesson packages.

  • Enrollment in monthly studio classes.

  • 10% discount on all Ethos merchandise, group classes, ensembles, and performances.

  • One free Ethos Honors Recital per year (must qualify).

  • One professional assessment.

  • One artist coaching per year.

 

Conservatory B  –  Enrollment Fee: $796/year.

Worth over $1600, payable in quarterly installments of $199.

This program is for students who want a well rounded music education, but are not prepared for the rigors of the Conservatory A program. Students in this program must receive a minimum number of private instruction hours per year: 20 hours for LVL1, 30 hours for LVL2, and 40 hours for LVL3. Students in this program are expected to pass RCM exams and will receive:

  • All the benefits of Conservatory C, plus:

  • 20% discount on all Ethos, merchandise, group classes, ensembles, and performances.

  • Two free Ethos Honors Recitals per year (must qualify).

  • One professional assessment per year.

  • Two artist coachings per year.

  • Enrollment in MusiCore Classes

Conservatory A  –  Enrollment Fee: $1196/year.

Worth over $3000, payable in quarterly installments of $299.

This program is by invitation only and scholarships are available for qualifying students. For consideration, students must pass RCM Exams with a minimum score of 80; Take at least 40 lessons and 40 hours of private instruction per year; have near perfect attendance at all lessons and classes:

  • All of the benefits of Conservatory B, plus:

  • Enrollment in Performance Artistry.

  • Tickets to all concerts sponsored at Ethos.

  • Quarterly coachings and assessments with artist faculty.

  • Invitations to perform in master classes.

  • Participation in all Ethos Honors Recitals.

  • One professional recording session per year.

  • One summer camp per year.

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Private Lessons

Assessments & Coachings

Ethos students have the ability to schedule lessons and assessments with master teachers on our faculty. Every student, regardless of program, will receive an annual assessment as part of their program. FEES: Vary according to the teacher.​

Private Lessons

Starting at $200/quarter.

Private lessons provide essential training on instrument specific techniques and repertoire. Subjects like conducting, theory, composition, and chamber music can be taught to small groups of 2 to 4. Conservatory Programs A-C require 10 lessons per quarter (40/yr). Private lesson tuition IS NOT included in the conservatory program fee. FEES: Vary according to teacher, experience, and availability.

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Group Classes

MusicCore

Levels 1-3; Weekly; $300/semester or included in Conservatory Programs A & B.

This class focuses on Scholarship and Musicianship through audiation and theoretical lessons. This class is recommended for any student taking the RCM exam as it prepares students for both the theory and the practical exams. 

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Music Story Time

Level Preschool; 10 Classes; Weekly, $200/quarter or $100 when combined with Music Together.

This 30 minute class explores the story of music and how it has developed. Through narration, arts & crafts, and performances, students get to discover the people and events that have shaped our lives through music.

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Music Together

Level Preschool;
10 Classes; Weekly, $300,
$200 for additional siblings.

This 45 minute family experience immerses everyone in music through interactive singing, dancing, and play. Materials included.

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Performance Artistry

Levels 1-3; Monthly; $500/year or $50/class; Included in Conservatory Program A.

This class focuses on the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of effective performance. In this class, students delve into the highest levels of performance artistry through in-depth psychological training and use of inner narration and characterization.

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Practicum

Level 3; Weekly; $500/semester.

This specialized composition class is offered to students who have met certain prerequisites in Theory and Performance. During this class, students compose original pieces for the class ensemble and rehearse the pieces together. At the end of each semester there is a Practicum concert.

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Professional Development Class

Call for more information.

These classes are organized for groups of professionals and are geared to cover a specific topic of interest or need.

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RCM Prep

Levels 1-3; Monthly, $150/semester; Included in Conservatory Programs A-C.

In these classes students review Royal Conservatory of Music theory and ear training to prepare them for the practical and theory exams offered through RCM.

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Studio Class

Times vary, check with your teacher; 10-12 classes, $240 or included in Conservatory Programs A-C; Individual classes may be purchased at $25/class.

This group class focuses on preparing for RCM exams. Accompanists attend every class. Every third class is a Studio Recital. Performers for the Ethos School recital are selected from the Studio Class recitals.

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Ensembles

 

Ethos Bands

Weekly; $350/semester or $600/year.

As part of our Umbrella Fine Arts Initiative, this a band program for beginners through high school. Prerequisites and a proficiency test required for certain levels.

Ethos Choirs

Weekly; $350/semester or $600/year.

As part of our Umbrella Fine Arts Initiative, this is a choral program for beginners through high school. Prerequisites and a proficiency test required for certain levels.

Ethos Orchestras

Weekly Mondays; $350/semester or $600/year.

As part of our Umbrella Fine Arts Initiative, this is an orchestra program for beginners through high school. Prerequisites and a proficiency test required for certain levels.

The Jazz Combo at Ethos

Weekly; $400/semester or $700/year.

This exciting ensemble will help students work in a jazz idiom.

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Events

 

Chamber Concerts

Schedule varies;  $25/ticket,
Free to Conservatory A program.

Throughout the year, Ethos hosts concerts by artist faculty and guests. Students are encouraged to attend as many as possible.

Ethos Recitals

Once per quarter;  $50 fee,
(waived if included in a program).

Ethos sponsors school recitals. Performers are selected from all studios based on their performance in Studio Class Recitals. Every student selected to perform in a recital will be enrolled in performance artistry during that quarter. There is a dress rehearsal the hour before every recital.

Faculty Concerts

Once per semester;  Free,
(donations accepted).

Once a semester, the Ethos faculty put on a concert for the students. These are exciting events where the students get to hear their teachers perform the RCM literature at a professional level.

Master Class

Once per semester;  Free,
(donations accepted).

Students will be selected to perform in a master class presented by members of the artist faculty or by visiting guests. These classes are open to all Conservatory supporters and students by rsvp.

Music Appreciation

Once per semester; 
Free to the public with RSVP,
Priority access to Conservatory program members and their families.

Ethos faculty members will present a music appreciation course. This class may entail performances and lectures about a variety of topics. These classes are open to the public although RSVP is required.

Parent Class

Once per semester; Free.

Once a semester, Ethos offers a parent class where members of the Ethos faculty present recent findings in music pedagogy as well as facilitating a discussion on best practices for supporting and encouraging students.

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Special Services

Accompanying

Ethos offers professional accompanying services and encourages students to take advantage of this service for public school events like the state solo/ensemble competition and region competition. Conservatory program members receive special discounts.  

Ethos Chamber Players

Ethos maintains a roster of excellent performers and artists. We often host concerts throughout the year to which conservatory members can purchase tickets at reduced rates. Ethos also provides professional live music for social, business, and special events like birthday parties, weddings, receptions, etc.

 

Hall Rentals

The Ethos mainstage and hall can be rented out for special events such as birthday parties, concerts, corporate events, and recitals. 

Recording Services

Ethos can create high quality videos for auditions, websites, personal use, etc. Recording can be added to events hosted at Ethos as well. All Ethos recitals are recorded, and if not included in the program, students may purchase those recordings. 

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Camps

During the months of June, July, and August, Ethos offers a variety of Festivals and Day Camps for young musicians. These events usually last anywhere from 3-5 days and are held either in the morning or afternoon. Ask for more information from the School Director or any of our faculty.

 

During the summer of 2022 the following classes may be offered:

Instrumental Techniques Camp

$300

 

In this intensive camp, students will focus on etudes and technical skills specific to their instruments.

Chamber Music Camp $300

 

During this 5 day camp, students learn to work effectively in teams and ensembles. They may register as a group or as a free agent for whom we will assign an ensemble. Ensembles perform at the end of the week.

Region Music Camp $300

 

Students in this camp receive coaching on music required for the State’s region competition. This camp has two sessions; one at the beginning of the summer and the second shortly before school starts.

Scenes and Sketches $500

 

In this camp, students are taught about dramatic acting and are able to perform scenes from the Opera and Broadway repertoire.

Soloists Imagination Adventure

$500

 

In this camp, students prepare two solos performances. They spend time in group and private instruction meant to extend their imaginations and create a more facile narrative about their pieces. They write poetry, paint, sculpt, dance, and produce multimedia documents to help interpret their pieces.

Practicum

$300

 

In this camp, students are assigned into musical groups. During the week, they meet every day and compose original music for their ensemble. They receive coaching on Finale software and learn how to compose and perform their own ensemble works. At the end of the camp, all of their works are performed in a final recital.

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