Introducing Caroga Arts SPACE Program:
Caroga Arts Collective
Lessons and Ensemble Program
The mission of the Lessons and Ensemble Program is to provide individual and/or group lessons and small ensemble coachings to community members of all ages based in the Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie counties, led by Caroga Lake Music Festival artists.
History of Lessons and Ensemble Program:
Before the donation of Sherman’s Amusement Park, Caroga Arts Lessons and Ensemble Program began as a collaborative education program partnering with SUNY-Fulton Montgomery Community College from 2015-2016 and the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts from 2016-2019. The Lessons and Ensemble Program has been held at Sherman’s since 2022 as a 4 week ‘Monday’s’ Program from July-August.
Caroga Arts is currently in the process of collaborating with Johnstown High School and Wheelerville Union Free School to develop this program into an after school option for students to take individual and group lessons for strings: violin, viola, cello, or bass. There will also be a chamber music option for all instrumentalist (strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, etc.) to collaborate together in small ensembles of 3-5 people in a group with one person on a part.
The mission of the Lessons and Ensemble Program is to provide individual and/or group lessons and small ensemble coachings to community members of all ages based in the Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie counties.
Thank you for a great 2023 Lesson and Ensemble Program! Stay tuned for information on the 2024 summer program.
“What a delight! The instructional quality was excellent and the mix of hands-on instruction in the instrument of choice.“
“Creating the sound of the day was a simple and joyful pleasure!“
Sample Summer Schedule (based on the 2023 schedule – subject to change):
Dates: Mondays: July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7 with Final Concert on Friday, August 11 at 6:30PM
Time: Mondays 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Location: Sherman’s Park, Caroga Lake, NY
Final Showcase: Friday, August 11, 6:30PM at Sherman’s (Recommended for all attendees at no additional cost)
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Mandolin, Voice, Guitar, Percussion, Composition, Woodwinds, Brass, and more can participate!
Need-based scholarship & instrument rentals are available upon request.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to Stephanie Price-Wong at email@example.com