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This ensemble focuses on versatility in the pop/rock band. The musicians are challenged as instrumentalists, vocalists (only by choice) and arrangers. The ensemble works on tackling challenging instrumental pieces, improvisation and singing background and lead vocals while playing. Instrument function is discussed and the ensemble works together to come up with arrangements and often writes original music. Interpretation, performance techniques and being comfortable in multiple musical styles are addressed. Past ensemble repertoire includes Muse, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, Santana, jazz/blues standards and originals.
The ensemble is led by Asia Meirovich, a pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer. A versatile musician, Asia has garnered experience in many different spectrums of the music world. She is a patient teacher who helps her students grow and learn in a supportive yet challenging environment. Read more about Asia.
Applicants should have a working knowledge of chord chart and notation reading, major, minor and pentatonic scales and some improvisation experience. Singing experience/interest is preferred but not required.