Catawba community music offerings
The Catawba College Community Music Program is now enrolling students for spring classes, ensembles and lessons. Community Music is located in the Williams Music Building on the campus of Catawba College.
Early Childhood Music Classes will be offered to provide musical opportunities for children ranging from 12-months to four years old. Musikgarten is an early childhood music and movement program that offers a sequential plan for the musical development of a child.
Erin Harper will serve as the licensed instructor, offering Family Music for Toddlers. (12-week semester beginning in February; 30 minute classes; Tuesday 9-9:30a.m., noon-12:30 p.m., or 4-4:30 p.m. For more information contact email@example.com or 704-680-9140.
Catawba Children’s Choir (ages 8-14) is now holding auditions for young singers ages 8-14. No previous experience is required. The ensemble has limited enrollment and meets one hour per week for the 15-week session. By audition only.
Class meets 4 p.m. Thursday. Director Randi Skaggs. Auditions: Jan. 15 and 22 at the Williams Music Building. Call 704-637-4106 for more information.
Catawba Youth Wind Ensembles (ages 11-16) are two new instrumental ensembles for young musicians (ages 11-16) to experience instrumental instruction and quality performance opportunities. The beginner group is designed for students with no more than a year of previous instruction. The intermediate group is designed for the student with a minimum of one year instruction on his/her instrument.
Beginner Youth Wind Ensemble meets Monday 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Intermediate Youth Wind Ensemble meets Monday 4:45-5:45 p.m. in Hoke Hall, Catawba College. (15-week semester). Instructors: Dr. Steve Etters, Debbie Koontz.
Songwriting Class (high-school age through adults) is designed to introduce students to the art and craft of songwriting. Topics will include melody, rhythm/style, harmony, form, and lyrics as well as the place of popular song within modern culture. Some background in music is required,but no formal training is necessary. Class time TBA; Instructor, Derek Daisey.
Pre-Piano Class is designed to introduce young children (6 years to younger 7 year olds) to the elements of music while learning about the unique qualities of the piano.This two-semester course meets once a week and serves as an appropriate introduction to the more formal study of piano and/or other instruments. Meets one hour per week for 15 weeks each semester. Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Instructor Erin Harper.
Class Piano for Children is based on an active learning approach in a group environment. This class is ideal for the beginning pianist. Classes have limited enrollment and meet one hour per week. Separate sessions are offered for children and adults. All classes meet one hour per week for 15 weeks each semester, Instructors, Erin Harper and Emily Schuttenberg.
Class Piano for Adults is offered for both beginner and intermediate adult students. Students will learn important music fundamentals including music reading, music theory, aural training, and ensemble playing in a relaxed classroom setting.
Class Piano for Intermediate Students is designed for the continuing adult piano student. Classes have limited enrollment and meet one hour per week for 15 weeks each semester. Class time TBA, Instructor Tina Brown.
Guitar Class for Beginners: Class guitar is designed to meet the needs of the beginning guitarist. Students start with fundamentals and progress to solo and ensemble playing. Classes are available for both adult and young beginning guitarists age 7 and up.Classes have limited enrollment and meet one hour per week. Class Time TBA, Instructor Derek Daisey.
Private instruction is offered for students of all ages and levels of ability on the following instruments: piano, voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin, viola, cello, percussion, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, and trombone.
Classes and lessons begin Jan. 20. For more information, call the Catawba Community Music office at 704-637-4345. Visit www.catawba.edu/communitymusic to register online or for more information.