Course Offerings

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

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!

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. TinyShows

etc. Music School’s special class for little artists 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 / young adult members of the etc. community work with the directors in creating an original ‘mini-musical’ with the students each session, getting the students’ 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

Winter/Spring Term ’18 start date: Saturday, January 13
Winter/Spring Term ’18 final class/show date: Saturday, March 17 (10 total weeks)
Tuition: $175 per student

The Etc. Choir

(Open to singers age 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
Fall Term ’17 start date: Sunday, September 10
Tuition: $325 per singer

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

etc. Presents

Challenging, Inspiring, Team-focused original works for young artists aged 13-19!

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 week 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.

New Ways to Be Involved:
etc. Presents, in keeping true to our school’s mandate, is NON-AUDITION to join, but beginning in 2018, we are transitioning to an audition process for 1.) Main Singing and 2.) Main Speaking roles.

Opportunities for Focused Challenge:
Those who choose to audition and who are cast as these main roles <students may audition for one or both> may then expect lots of material, solos, etc., but will in exchange be expected to sign a rehearsal agreement that they will attend at least 75% (3 out of 4 each month) of all regular rehearsals and of course tech. / shows (barring family emergency / emergency illness). The goal in doing this is to provide both challenge and goals for our most artistically-serious, performance-minded student-artists looking to make their mark on the etc. Presents program.

Inclusive to all:
We will at the same time remain inclusive to ALL, without placement audition, with the understanding that some students may wish to be in etc. Presents mainly for the social aspects, and / or that they may wish to concentrate mainly on school shows / outside commitments, but would still like to participate in a minor role and / or a technical role in etc. Presents.

For the students who choose this route, there will still be the expectation that they will commit to tech. week and shows, but permission will be granted for them to miss some rehearsals (up to 4 total / term) for other shows / commitments during the regular rehearsal process, with the understanding that their roles in the show will be somewhat lessened to ease the burden of those who will be there every week to get consistent staging / choreography.

Opportunities will continue to exist as well for students to take part in the etc. Presents experience with a lesser role in the show as cast members but a larger technical role off-stage – which would be a fantastic opportunity for student-artists who may wish to explore costuming, lighting / stage design, directing, writing or choreography!

 

Audition day for etc. Presents’ next term for Main Singing / Speaking roles will be the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 6th, with show planning / 1st rehearsal for all Sunday, Jan. 14th.

Here is a Facebook event for the auditions: https://www.facebook.com/events/1506105289485103/

 

Our next show dates will be over TWO weekends – April 5-7 and April 12-14, with tech. week being April 2-4, 2018.

Our regular Rehearsals take place on Sundays from 1-4 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston (927 Noyes St.); we will take Spring Break from March 26 – April 1.

 

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 during the Winter / Spring Term!

 

The etc. Ambassadors (Adult ensemble)

Calling all 18+ actors, singers, dancers, musicians, composers, writers and directors!

 

Whether you are looking to perform in an exciting new show, are hoping to join us behind the scenes as part of the creative team, or looking to dabble in both, the etc. Ambassadors ensemble is here for you. Come audition for our next term!

 

Here are details for the etc. Ambassadors’ Winter / Spring ’18 term:

Regular rehearsals: Saturdays, 2-4 P.M. @ the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston
Winter / Spring Term ’18 start date: Sat., Jan. 14 (Audition required)
Winter / Spring Term ’18 tech. week/show weekend: May 14 – 20
Materials Fees: $250 per actor (NOTE: Can be lessened in exchange for work assisting the etc. Music School community!)

 

All interested in auditioning may simply sign up at our Facebook group (www.facecbook.com/etcmusicschool) event and/or e-mail director Mike O’Mara at: etcmusicschool@gmail.com to receive a time slot that works for you!

 

Audition requirements:

 

FOR POTENTIAL CAST MEMBERS:
The audition will consist of a monologue reading provided at the audition, as well as a prepared 32-bar selection of your choosing. The musical selection chosen may be of any style/genre, but keep in mind that we will be looking to do a comedy this time around, so upbeat and/or comic numbers preferred!

 

FOR POTENTIAL WRITERS/CREATIVE TEAM:
The audition will require you to bring in a sample monologue of your own creation, which will then be read by actors at the audition. If you are auditioning to be considered as a director of scenes as well, you will also be asked to quickly stage a short one-page monologue at the audition. Potential composers should prepare one song of their own composition for the audition; they may perform or provide sheet music for a provided accompanist.

 

 

We will also accept e-mailed taped auditions as well! Just e-mail director Mike O’Mara at: etcmusicschool@gmail.com.

 

We hope to see you audition for the Ambassadors in 2018!