Intermezzo Academy of Music

Coming in Fall of 2016!

Intermezzo Academy of Music will be hosting a new "Let's Play Music" and "Sound Beginnings" classes! Cameron Carruthers, certified teacher of these two fine programs, will be opening up a pre-instrumental music program at Intermezzo by using the proven techniques of student nurturing and parental participation. Check back with us for more information on start dates, registration, and other details. In the meantime, check out the Let's Play Music program at

Sound Beginnings is also a valuable and cost-effective activity for your child! Ages 2 to 4 years only cost $160 per term. Have more than one child to enroll? It's only $200 for multiple children on our family plan.  Registration begins in summer. Please call with questions on the older student program, "Let's Play Music."

If you have any questions, please leave a message for Cameron Carruthers on our message line at 720.432.6873.

Summer Music Camps

Intermezzo is now offering two choices for summer music education! Our summer intensives are in the daytime, and the evening orchestra schedules will remain for families that need a later schedule throughout the year.

Summer Intensive

Both summer intensives require one to three years of experience or permission of the instructor. Will focus on small performance classes and classical chamber ensembles, as well as fiddle/pop/rock groups depending on student preference. Fiddle orchestra may continue in the fall depending on demand. Students will have pull-out private lessons during some classes as well as opportunities for  creative works such as composing and improvisation. All classes held at Intermezzo, final recital on the last day of class at Intermezzo.

Maximum 24 students, must bring lunch and snacks (no peanuts).

June 1 through June 14, 10:00 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.


Before May 1: $200
May 1 to May 31: $210
After May 31: $220

Evening Orchestra Camps

Intermezzo's family-friendly schedule is back by popular demand! Rehearsals for all evening orchestras will be June 13 through August 7 with the weeks of July 4 and July 10 off for Independence Day travel and family time. Material is chosen so that students may also miss two other rehearsals for vacation time and other summer camps. You won't find a more flexible summer music program! See class descriptions and daily schedule below.


60-minute classes
Before May 1: $75
May 1 to May 31: $80
After May 31: $90

90-minute classes
Before May 1: $85
May 1 to May 31: $90
After May 31:    $100


We also have a new music therapy program! This new opportunity is for students with special needs, learning differences, and those who are on the autism spectrum (ASD). The therapists will work from your strengths to help you reach your goals. Sessions are through Advantage Music Therapy to address cognitive development and social skills goals whether a student has an IEP or not. CES and SLS waivers accepted. For more information, go to and see what a difference an Advantage can make!


5:00-6:30 Gold Orchestra
Must be able to play one-octave scales in D major, G major, and C major.  Sight-Read .5 to 1.0 level orchestra repertoire proficiently. Students pack up at 6:25.

6:30-8:00 Platinum Orchestra
Must be able to play two-octave scales in D and G majors, B and E natural minors, and chromatics on all strings in first position.  Sight-read 1.5-2.0 level orchestra repertoire proficiently. Emerging vibrato. Confident fourth finger (violin and viola).  Mature students aged 10-18 who are willing to dedicate practice at least two hours outside of class time per week (average 20 minutes each day). 


4:00-5:00 Composers Club I 
Ages 5 to 7. Must know the string names and be able to play basic rhythms on open strings. Creative learning and play time emphasized. Students pack up at 4:50.

5:00-6:00 Bronze (progressive, starts in fall depending on enrollment)
Beginners 7 and up. No experience necessary. Students pack up at 5:50.

6:00-7:00 Silver Orchestra (progressive, starts in fall depending on enrollment)
Must be able to play 1-octave major scales starting on open strings. Read basic to .5 level music class repertoire.


5:00 Early Start Strings
4-6 year old beginner violins, no experience. Should be able to focus for 15 minutes, take turns at games, beginnings of alphabet. Students generally pack up at 5:30 and play music games until 5:50-5:55.

6:00-7:30 Metamorpheus 
High school age symphonic rock orchestra, governed and directed by students. Must be able to read in third position and play up to four sharps and four flats. Auditions with current students required for placement purposes.


5:00-6:00 Composers Club II
Should be able to read tetrachords (half-scales) on all strings and understand quarter note and half note rhythms. Students pack up at 5:50-5:55.

6:00-7:00 Composer’s Club III
Should be able to play dotted half notes, 3/4 time, repeats. Students pack up at 6:50-6:55.


10:00-12:00 Willow Creek Adult Orchestra
Beginning to intermediate levels, will open up time as needed for those just starting out who want a class. All are welcome!

Location: Intermezzo Academy of Music - 1309 W. 121st Avenue, Westminster, CO 80234

Last Update: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 12:30pm

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