Register for Fall 2017

Registration for Fall 2017 has ended.
We offer group instruction and ensembles for orchestral instruments to children ages 6 to 18.

For Age 6, we offer an Instrument Explorer class

For Age 7, we offer a group class for either beginning violin (String Basics) or pBuzz (Wind Basics)

For Age 8-9 (new beginners),  we offer:
Strings - Violin 
Winds - Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone

For Age 10+ (any skill level), we offer:
Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass*
Winds - Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone**, Oboe*, Bassoon*, Trumpet, Trombone, French horn, Tuba*
Orchestral Percussion

*Limited availability
**Not available

We loan instruments, if available, for a $25 deposit that will be refunded when the instrument is returned in good condition.
Scrollworks encourages our students to use this loaned instrument in their school band or orchestra as long as they are fully participating in classes and ensembles at Scrollworks.

Scrollworks is all about the orchestra and the ensemble experience. We offer:
  • Choir
  • Chamber String & Chamber Wind Ensembles
  • Magic City Youth Orchestra
  • Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

Click here for skill level and audition requirements for each.

(Returning students: an audition is required for every student eligible for and participating in MCYO or MYO.)

Electives include: private piano and voice lessons, music theory

The registration fee for the semester is $80 and will include:
  • 12 Sessions during the fall PLUS a jury day, recital camp and concert (see calendar on Home page)
           - Group Class or Private Lesson (MYO only)
           - Ensemble rehearsal (choir, Chamber, MCYO or MYO)
  • Ensemble Music and Instrument Method Book as needed
  • Scrollworks T-Shirt (or music bag if you already have a T-shirt!)
Additional Group Class - $48 per semester
Music Theory Class - $24 per semester
Private Piano and Voice Lessons offered on a sliding scale (based on income and family size) ranging from $144 to $360 per semester.

This fall we will be teaching on Monday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays. 
Classes will meet one day per week for 1 hour.
Ensembles will rehearse one day per week for 1 to 2 hours, depending on the skill level.
Private lessons are once per week for 30 minutes.

Mondays between 4 and 8 pm
String & Winds Basics class (Age 7)
Beginning violin class (Age 8+)
Beginning percussion (Age 10+)
Wind lessons for orchestra members
Violin, Viola and Bass lessons for orchestra members
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra rehearsal
Piano lessons

Thursdays between 4 and 8 pm
Winds (Brass and Woodwinds) classes (Age 8+)
Strings Classes (Age 8+)
String and Wind lessons for orchestra members
Beginning Piano lessons
Magic City Youth Orchestra Section A rehearsal

Saturdays between 9 am and 4 pm
All day:
String, Wind and Percussion lessons for orchestra members
Piano and Voice lessons

Morning (-ish):
Instrument Explorer (Age 6)
Strings & Winds Basics (Age 7)
Strings & Winds beginner classes (Age 8+)
Rhythm/Percussion class (Age 8+)
Percussion beginner class (Age 10+)
Choir (All ages)
Chamber Ensembles (Winds and Strings)

Afternoon (-ish):
Music Theory class (Age 8+)
Strings, Winds & Percussion intermediate classes
Advanced String Class (to supplement private lessons for MYO string students)
Percussion Ensemble (intermediate and advanced)
Magic City Youth Orchestra Section B rehearsal

Attendance, Tardiness & Practicing Requirements:

Students may not miss more than two days of class, lessons or rehearsals per semester. Please check the calendar on the home page. If you know your child will miss more than two days, please do not register. We do not offer make-up classes or lessons.

Attendance at recital camp and the final semester concert are required.

Students should always arrive a few minutes early for their classes, lessons and rehearsals. Teachers are not required to teach a student who is more than 10 minutes late. Repeated tardiness will impact placement in the subsequent semester.

Practicing at home is critical to progress on any instrument. Teachers will provide guidance for how often and how long students at each age and skill level should practice. A log will be provided and will be reviewed each week during class or lessons. If your family cannot commit to a regular practice regime, please do not register.

Integrated Experience Credits: Each semester, all students are required to attend 2 live music performances outside of Scrollworks. We will ask students to turn in a short report on each. We will provide information on free concerts and we often are offered free tickets by local arts organizations including the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Opera Birmingham. 

Munch & Music: A 30 minute performance at noon on Saturdays by gifted local musicians across many genres (such as ASFA ensembles, Hilltop Singers from BSC, opera department from Samford and soloists on various instruments). Lunch is usually provided.

New Student Orientation is Saturday, August 26:
  • 9 am - String Instrument Sizing (only for students needing a string instrument!)
  • 9:30 am - Music Theory evaluation test for new students - Required (This is to determine baseline knowledge. No previous study is expected.) 
  • 10 am - General Info for New Families - Required (<30 min)

Click here for questions. (  )

Please provide additional information and/or scheduling requirements in the comment section of the registration form.

Online payment of the registration fee is required at time of submission. (Be sure and hit submit here as well!) Later you will receive an invoice from our bookkeeper for any instrument deposit and/or additional classes. 

Forms are processed in the order received.


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