Ensembles

Ensembles offer a challenging and fun experience for the serious music student. There are also more opportunities for performance.

WORSHIP TEAM

Instructors: David and Lisa Klausman 11:00-12:00

The purpose of the “Worship Team” Class will be to prepare and train vocalists and musicians to understand and engage in all aspects of Worship and Music. All students in the Advanced and Elite Bands, Advanced Guitar, and the Advanced or Chamber Orchestras AND Choral students wanting to learn how to lead in a worship band/Praise Band are invited to join this class.

We will cover the history of worship in the church from BC to modern day. What do 'you' think worship is and what should it do? What is the real motive for worship and what should it accomplish? What does God say about worship and how to do it? What is the gift God has placed upon you/in you and how do you use it effectively for Him and how do you keep that gift ready to use at any time?

This is a fantastic opportunity for our students.

The students will rehearse and prepare at least 2 or 3 pieces of music to share during the semester. They will play before their peers and hopefully in other arena's that we can secure for them.

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Instructor: Jennifer Scott 2:00-3:00

Percussion Ensemble is a great learning opportunity, outside of concert band, for all of Advanced and Elite level percussionists. During our rehearsal time we will work on performance techniques and gain a basic understanding of all percussion instruments, including a study of timpani tuning, scales, rudiments and sight reading skills. We will focus on learning some challenging, but incredibly fun, ensemble music together. This ensemble will be a great environment to stretch ourselves musically and really sharpen those skills that God has given us. There will be opportunities to perform at Joyful Noise, as well as Solo and Ensemble.

Students will need a music stand and black binder with page protectors. All music will be provided.

 

WOODWIND ENSEMBLE

Instructor: Deborah Scarazzo 2:00-3:00

This class is open to ALL woodwind players in Advanced and Elite Band. We will cover music for the full woodwind ensemble! That means more fun and more of a challenge! There will also be small groups such as trios and quartets. This will allow students to work on small ensemble music that would also be suitable for Solo & Ensemble competition! Woodwind Ensemble allows the student to focus more on intonation, and tone quality, along with the basic rhythms and sight reading skills. When students learn to play in tune and with a better tone quality not only do they sound better individually, but it improves the sound of the whole section, and the entire band! Music will be provided for this class.

Requirements:Students need to bring to class a black binder with page protectors (this may also be their band folder), folding music stand, pencil, tuner and metronome.

 


Worship Team Instructors:

David Klausman, our Jazz instructor and one of our Worship Team instructors, received a music scholarship and graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, emphasis in Trumpet Performance, He has had the privilege to perform with the following artists: Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Olivia Newton-John, Lionel Hampton. David toured the 25th Anniversary Tour with the contemporary Christian group TRUTH and played with artists Ron Kenoly, “Annointed”, Pat Boone, Sheila E., Dave Boyer, and Babbie Mason. David started the VICTORY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, an 18 piece big band that really swings even today!

Lisa Klausman, one of our Worship Team instructors. Lisa, a vocalist and pianist, was born in the great state of Montana and began performing at a young age. The daughter of a Symphony Conductor, she studied violin and cello, then added piano and voice. After moving to Georgia, she studied voice with Frank Boggs of the Westminster Schools and Roger Beale of Atlanta Christian College. Lisa frequently performs for weddings, receptions, Ladies Retreats/Church Groups as a Worship Leader/Pianist and is a vocal coach, primarily working with groups interested in preparing for auditions and teaching stage/appearance skills. Lisa has extensive experience as a vocalist, including solo concerts in all venues, big band & jazz styling, and TV tapings for several church-related ministries. Two of her favorite roles she has performed include “Christine” from “Phantom of the Opera” for a Broadway Showcase fundraiser and “Martha Washington” from “Of Thee I Sing”, a community theater patriotic musical. She has experience as a professional studio singer, with emphasis in jingles/commercials/demos. Lisa has shared the stage with recording artists Babbie Mason, Lee Greenwood, Johnny Hall, Rita Graham, Craig A. Meyer, Robert Strickland and several others. Women's Ministry is near and dear to her heart, and worship of Jesus Christ is paramount. Since 2000, Lisa has recorded and released 5 solo projects. Her latest project, “Heritage” is available on iTunes and www.CDbaby.com. Lisa has toured with a major crusade team as vocalist. From 2012-2014, she served as Lead Worship Director/Choir Director at Mt. Calvary Baptist, Marietta. She has also been on Praise & Worship teams with Mt. Paran Church of God(Atlanta, Ga.), First Redeemer Church(Cumming, Ga.), Crowne Point Community Church(Kennesaw, Ga.), East Side Baptist Church(Marietta, Ga.), and is currently on staff at Kennesaw 1st Baptist Church as auxiliary Organist & Soloist.