The Clarion Music School offers students of all ages & experience levels the opportunity to engage with music through individual instruction, group classes and ensemble participation. This is a unique combination of encouraging music instruction and sharing musical appreciation, all with the support of the church that is deeply committed to the promotion of fine music. We present a variety of performances & concerts throughout the year, from our Lenten Organ Recital and seasonal vocal showcases, to musical theater, operetta and solo instrumental concerts. For more information on finding a teacher, registering for lessons, or attending our upcoming events, please click to links below or contact the church office.
Meet Our Instructors
Karen Bogart, Piano
Graduating top of her class, Karen Bogart holds both Master of Music & Bachelor of Music degrees from the U of R. She has experience in solo, orchestral, and chamber settings. An accomplished collaborator, Ms. Bogart is an active performer in Redlands and throughout Southern California.
Stephanie Shepson, Voice
Ian Kaminski, Violin
Marie Straussenburg, Music Explorers
Ed Yarnelle, Organ
The FCC Players are very proud to encourage, capture, and share the great gift of music in our community as they produce vocal “showcases”, opera/operetta productions, and more. Our purpose is to both entertain and educate audiences while featuring fantastic local talent.
Our past productions include “Amahl and the Night Visitors”, an original production, “Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan”, and community Christmas sing-a-longs complete with bells and wonderful fellowship. Follow us for our next productions!
Ensembles & Concerts
Wind, Brass, and String Ensembles provides an opportunity to come together and play for fun. Lacking maybe the intensity of individual instruction, FCC Music School gives a space for all to dust off instruments, get embouchure ready, do a few scales, and come together to see how many “wrong” notes can be played. Performances occur during church services and various planned recitals.
Our Music School is often approached by the community to come and offer free concerts, such as the Redlands Community Chorus under the direction of Jeffrey Rickard. We’d love to encourage any artist or groups to contact Dr. Yarnelle to offer our fellowship their musical sounds.
Lessons & Outreach
The FCC Music School provides individual voice and/or instrumental lessons from talented individuals. Students will receive holistic music instruction as well as perform in recitals and events to develop performance practices. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 793-3157.
The FCC Music School has a strong desire to reach out to spread and share the joy that music brings. A few of our programs for music outreach include the Lenten Organ Recital Series and the Organ Bench Invitations; these programs allow both young and old to perform on our wonderful Turner organ.