Music ensembles offer students of all ages a chance to play with other musicians while learning about music and having fun. Students gain invaluable experience by studying with top-notch musicians and educators.
Glee Club is a performance-based class that focuses on tight harmonies, rhythmic nuance and emoting a song as a soloist and as an ensemble. Glee Club also provides the perfect setting to continue work on ear training and sight-reading skills, increasing the level of musicianship from its members. Glee Club performs at FSPA events throughout the year. Students must be concurrently enrolled in private voice lessons and have the recommendation of their teacher.
Under the direction of FSPA Music Faculty members Arnie Krakaowsky and Kenny Hadley, and with special guest musicians throughout the year, "Jazz Krewe" meets on a weekly basis and explores all genres of music, including jazz, R&B, rock, blues, funk and pop. For students of all ages and any instrument, it is a great opportunity for musicians to supplement their instrumental studies.
Under the direction of FSPA Music Faculty member, Kenny Hadley, the FSPA Percussion Ensemble meets on a weekly basis and exposes students to the rudiments of Latin drumming techniques, ensemble and orchestral playing and solo and ensemble work. The FSPA "Groovemasters" Percussion Ensemble performs in FSPA's annual Spring Concert. Acceptance into this ensemble is by invitation only.