Prerequisite: Participation in a school ensemble is required for school-aged students. Every Wednesday evening there's a cello workout like no other. Each session begins with a 30-minute "cello-aerobics" theory class designed specifically to help musicians "take it up a notch." In this hands-on lesson, students play intervals, scales, and arpeggios on the cello, using drills and exercises to take music theory from the abstract to the real. With that warm-up, the group launches into the cello choir literature that includes original works and arrangements of Renaissance vocal pieces, Baroque gems, music from the Classical and Romantic eras, and all styles of contemporary music.