The beginner program is geared toward anyone wanting to know a little more about what makes up the language of jazz. It's an introduction to basic harmony, including triads, scales, tonal function and the basics of jazz.
The intermediate level focuses on jazz harmony and rhythm in bebop, hard bop, free jazz and modern. In the advanced course, Gilmore will teach how to write for strings in jazz and classical, and the class ends with a premiere performance of the students' new works by the Penumbra String Quartet and special guest jazz soloist Peter Sommer.
The beginning and intermediate programs run seven weeks (Saturdays, February 19 through April 2) and cost $80, while the advanced level runs nine weeks (Saturdays, February 19 through April 16) and costs $160. To sign up for a course, or for more information, contact Gilmore.