Community Music Summer Program
The Community Music Program provides a comprehensive program of musical training for the amateur performer, enlightened listener, and professional musician. Music education enhances creativity, discipline, communication and self-esteem for all ages. Classes in music start as young as babies.
A Summer Sampler: Music for Young Children
Janna Kisner, Instructor (email@example.com)
Two Sessions, Three Days
Session 1: June 5, 6, 7
Session 2: July 10, 11, 12
10:00am, Room 440A
Cost: $30.00 per session
Here's your chance to sample our longer semester class "Explore & Enjoy" or to return to the class for a reunion. This fun and delightful class explores the world of early childhood music with singing, rhymes, movement, and instruments. Learn games and activities you can do with your child to develop a strong musical foundation. This class is geared for ages 18 months through age 3 but mixed age siblings are also welcome.
Kodaly Music Class (ages 3 – 6)
Alexandra Hamilton, Instructor
Tuesdays – 5:00p-6:00pm
June 11- August 7
The Kodaly Music Class offers an opportunity for young children to develop their social and music skills in a fun and dynamic environment of singing, moving, dancing and playing percussion instruments. This energetic class will help children to develop music literacy, as well as connecting their aural and kinesthetic senses through many singing games and dances. Meeting as a group on a weekly basis, children will be able to explore their creativity and imagination through designed musical experiences.
Kodaly Elementary Music Class (ages 7 – 10)
Alexandra Hamilton, Instructor
June 11 – August 7
The Kodaly Music Class offers elementary aged children an opportunity to develop their music literacy skills by learning how to sing on pitch through the Solfege technique (learning pitches in music on do, re, mi, fa, so, la, and ti), and rhythms through fun games and activities. Children will explore, imitate, and create music through improvisation and composition by singing and playing instruments. Meeting on a weekly basis, children will develop their listening skills and will learn music from a variety of musical genres (classical, folk, jazz, etc.). This class will provide children with an environment for musical growth and improved musicianship.
Suzuki Violin (ages 4 and up)
Mary Wilson, Instructor
$25.00 per 30 minute lesson
$37.25 per 45 minute lesson
$48.75 per 60 minute lesson
Please contact instructor prior to registering for lessons (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beginning violin study following principles of Shinichi Suzuki. Each child needs a parent-partner to attend lessons and assist with study at home. Students are eligible to participate in the class after satisfactorily playing at least two of the Twinkle variations, and will be placed in an appropriate group by the instructor. Private lesson times are arranged.
Beginning Group Piano for Kids (ages 6-9)
Juliana Yap, Instructor
Thursdays, Room 211A
Session I – 4:00-5:00pm
Session II – 5:00-6:00pm
A fun, effective approach to learning piano with the benefit of both private and group instruction. This class provides the stimulation of a group environment with the individual attention of private instruction. Fifteen-minute private lessons on technique and repertoire are included. Weekly group classes include rhythmic games, ensemble playing and music theory on state-of-the art electronic keyboards. Class size is limited to four students.
This course is now designed as a one semester course.
Harp on It!
Six-Week Introductory Harp Class
Christine Mazza, Instructor
Times to be arranged with Instructor (email@example.com)
This class is open to all age groups with a limit of three students per class. Students will study hand position and simple tunes. Materials are included. Practice harp is available for an additional $45 fee. The rental fees entitle students to one hour per day, seven days per week practice time on the Community Arts Program's Lyon Healy Troubador Harp. No musical background is necessary.
Pedals, Pipes and Pizza! Intro to the Pipe Organ
(with a pizza party!) (ages 10-18)
Marguerite Bostonia, Instructor
One day, two hour workshop
Two sessions to choose from:
Session I – June 16
Session II – TBA
10:00a.m.-12:00pm (pizza from12:00-1:00p.m.) Room 209A
Cost: $35.00 (Pizza included with class fee.)
Children and youth are invited to participate in this informative workshop from the American Guild of Organists about the pipe organ: the "King of Instruments." No playing required! Each two hour session will conclude with a pizza party. What a fun way to learn about this beautiful and versatile instrument!
Piano for Fun (adults of all ages)
Carol Beall, Instructor
Six Weeks, Wednesdays, Room 211A
NOTE: First Class May 23rd
Beginning Class I: 5:00-6:00pm
Beginning Class II (must have taken Beginning Class I): 6:00-7:00pm
Intermediate Class: 7:00-8:00pm
There will be an additional fee to purchase a book for class.
Anyone can play the piano! It just takes the love of music, the desire to learn and the belief that you can learn a new skill at any age. Adults are welcome to join this fun and popular class designed for those who desire to build confidence, increase productivity, create social connections and inspire creativity through music making in a relaxed, carefree environment.
- Section I is designed for beginners or for those who had lessons at one time, but need a refresher.
- Section II is designed for those who have completed Piano for Fun I or have basic reading skills and knowledge of major and minor chords. This section will build on reading skills, chords and ensemble playing.
- Section III will focus on developing technique, repertoire, and ensembles. Solo repertoire studied can reflect individual preferences and tastes. A wide variety of styles of music will be used for all three sections, and music can be adapted to accommodate different levels of abilities.
Morgantown Community Orchestra (junior high-adult)
Alejandro Pinzon, Director
Cost: $50.00 (free to students enrolled in private lessons in the Community Music Program and to full time WVU College students)
Saturdays, 11:00a.m.-1:00pm, Room 200B
Concert: Sunday, April 29th at 7:30pm, Falbo Theatre
New Name! Starting February 9 2012, the orchestra name officially changes to Morgantown Community Orchestra. We are starting a new cycle for this organization with a new and more inclusive name as well as with very interesting and exciting projects.
The Morgantown Community Orchestra (MCO) is the largest music ensemble of the Community Music Program at WVU. It is designed for intermediate and advanced level players in the community who wish to share and develop their talents while enjoying music-making in a friendly orchestral setting. Positions for some sections may be limited and may require an informal audition.
The repertoire is carefully chosen to accommodate the ensemble's need for music with a wide range of styles and difficulty.
Students taking instrument lessons in the Community Music Program, as well as amateur community musicians, are welcome to join the MCO.
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