All ensembles are free, rehearse in handicapped-accessible locations and are open to all members of the community.
Hopewell Community Orchestra
Our mission is to bring people together through music, and make orchestral music accessible to all; no one who wants to play will be turned away. Sheet music and orchestra folders are provided free of charge and we have a small library of instruments, music, music stands, and accessories available for orchestra members to use.
Hopewell Community Orchestra practices every Monday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm @ North United Methodist Church 4300 Fremont Ave N'
The Hopewell Beginning orchestra is based on a model created by Mimi Zweig at Indiana University. Its mission is to support students in the early stages of learning a new skill by working together in a group to build community and ensemble skills. Beginning orchestra rehearsals contain three components; theory, ensemble playing and solo playing. Core curriculum teaches basic musical skills such as steady beat and pitch matching through group exercises, then progresses to playing in parts. The solo component builds trust and confidence in performing in front of a group and teaches audience etiquette.
The Hopewell String Quartet was established in January 2014 to introduce more advanced students to the world of chamber music and the freelance musician. This unique program navigates the many demands of advanced musical skills, promotional, business and time management skills, adaptability, and especially group leadership skills. To be a successful quartet students must overcome the interpersonal challenges that inevitably arise, learn to work together and help each other despite shortcomings and imperfections to achieve a common goal.
Hopewell Community Choir
The Hopewell Choir rehearses in the Camden Care Center, a rehabilitation and senior living complex, so that residents of the care center do not need to travel to participate, yet members from all over the community are recruited to participate. The top priority of the choir is to build community through singing. Note reading, vocal technique and harmony are secondary. Making music with older adults is a crucial part of our mission as an intergenerational relationships are important for all.
Choir meets Mondays from 7:15-8:15pm @ Camden Care Center – 512 49th Ave N.
The Hopewell Peace Singers is an all-female ensemble of voice and guitar students from ages 13 to 80 who perform songs with messages of peace and tolerance. Peace Singers mission is to encourage self-esteem in young women while promoting community building through music in North Minneapolis and the entire region.
This choir is entirely composed of intermediate/advanced level flutists. A wide range of flutes are played from the commonly known c flute to the piccolo as well as alto and bass flutes. This is the first flute choir to have been formed on the Northside. The choir’s mission is to help provide a performance opportunity to flutists in North Minneapolis as well as in local school assemblies to expose young children to the various types of flute found in the flute family.
Flute Choir rehearses Thursdays from 6-8PM.
Established December 2013, the Hopewell Jazz Ensemble is composed of students, community members and faculty members who have an appreciation for Jazz and want to play the music. The Jazz Ensemble is open to all students who have a year or more of playing experience, can read music at an appropriate level and for students who have the approval of their lesson teachers.