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Term 1 - September 2017

Ensembles will resume from Saturday, 16th September


Performing in a group with other young musicians is an essential part of any music student’s development. Music is a shared experience and a form of communication, so it is important that budding musicians learn to converse musically with others from the earliest stages. As well as helping to build on technique and musicianship learned in lessons, joining our ensembles programme will give students further performance opportunities as well as developing teamwork, discipline and self-confidence. And it’s good fun!

To join one of our Ensembles or to find out more information please get in touch with us.
Email: ensembles@cmadubai.com
Phone: 04 341 8872


Senior Winds

Senior Winds is CMA’s leading wind ensemble in which woodwind, brass and percussion players join forces. Repertoire includes wind ensemble standards in addition to more light-hearted jazz, folk and contemporary arrangements especially created for the ensemble. 
Level: ABRSM Grade 5+

Monday, 5.30-7pm; AED 755

Director: Neil Cuthbertson


Wind Ensemble

This vibrant group is open to woodwind, brass and percussion students. They explore a wide variety of repertoire with previous concerts including performances of a John Williams medley and Sweet Caroline as well as wind band favourites Bang Zoom! and Daydreams.

Level: ABRSM Grades 1-5

Saturday, 10-11.30am; AED 755

Director: Jonathan Barrett


Senior Strings

For advanced strings players, this chamber ensemble tackles a variety of classical and contemporary works, from 18th century Europe to modern-day South America. The ensemble participates in regular concerts and is a unique opportunity for students to enhance their musicianship.

Level: ABRSM Grade 5+
Monday, 5.30-7pm; AED 755
Director: Simona Cmrecnjak


String Ensemble

This string orchestra gives all students the opportunity to perform a diverse repertoire spanning Baroque and Classical through to contemporary music. Come and join us to have a great time making music with fellow string players!

Level: ABRSM Grades 1-8

Saturday, 10-11.30am; AED 755

Director: Crosby Barrett


Guitar Consort

Guitar Consort is our ensemble for advanced guitarists. Throughout the year the ensemble will explore a wide range of music for regular performances including repertoire from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods as well as contemporary and Spanish guitar music.

Level: ABRSM Grade 5+

Saturday, 6-7.30pm; AED 755

Director: Asaad Hamzy


Guitar Ensemble

While preparing for regular performance opportunities the Guitar Ensemble focuses on the enjoyment of playing the instrument alongside developing guitar technique. The repertoire is drawn from a diverse range of styles.

Level: ABRSM Grades 1-5

Saturday, 10-11.30am; AED 755

Director: Christian Wood


The Jukebox Sessions

The Jukebox Sessions gives students the opportunity to experience playing in a band and discover a variety of styles of popular music, from pop and rock to jazz and blues and much more. Open to singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboard players and drummers; students will learn how to arrange music for performance, develop improvisation skills and learn how the roles of each member of a band fit together.

Level: ABRSM/Rockschool Grade 5+ (guitar, bass & keyboard players should have a confident knowledge of chords)

Saturday, 5.45-7.15pm; AED 755

Director: Simon Tomkins


Vocal Ensemble

Open to all young instrumentalists as well as vocal students, our Vocal Ensemble explores the possibilities of the voice through a mixture of contemporary popular and musical theatre songs as well as traditional songs. Singing with others is a great way to express yourself and have fun while developing your musicianship and vocal technique at the same time. 

Level: Open to all, aged 8-12

Saturday, 1.15-2.15pm; AED 505 (free for students attending a CMA Music Theory class)

Director: Katie Morel-Orchard

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