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Community School of the Arts lists Spring class schedule

 

Austin Peay State University announces the schedule of classes for the Spring 2009 Community School of the Arts.

The Community School of the Arts teaches a variety of music and visual arts classes to children and adults. The spring term begins Tuesday, Jan. 20 and ends on Saturday, May 2.

The dates for preregistration for returning students is Nov. 24 – Dec. 5. Open registration for new students begins Dec. 8. All classes begin during the week of Jan. 20 unless otherwise stated in the class description. Late registration will be accepted.

Music classes are scheduled to take place in the Music/Mass Communication Building on APSU’s main campus. Available classes are listed below along with course descriptions.

INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS give students one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes each week on the bassoon, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, horn, oboe, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba/euphonium, violin/fiddle or voice.  Lessons take place weekday afternoons and evenings. There are 14 lessons per semester and an end-of-semester recital.  Lessons begin Jan. 20. The cost of enrollment is $280 semester.


Children ages 4 and up are eligible for violin lessons. Children 7 and older may sign up for guitar, piano or another instrument. Children older than 13 can participate in voice lessons. Adults are welcome as beginners or continuing students in all areas.

MUSIC THEORY, instructed by JoAnn McIntosh, is designed for high school students and adults who already study an instrument or voice.  The times for this class are 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Jan. 22 in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 235. The cost of enrollment is $75 per semester.

PIANO CLASS FOR ADULTS with Simone Rothemel as instructor is a complete hands-on experience for the adult beginner.  Learn to play the piano and read music in a relaxed, enjoyable group setting.  No prior music training is necessary. The class begins at 7 p.m., Mondays, beginning Jan. 26 in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 231. The fee for the class is $140 per semester.

VOICE CLASS led by Desiree Dolan provides group instruction for ages 15 and older in the techniques used to develop and improve the singing voice. Class times and location are to be announced. The fee for the class is $140 per semester.

CLARKSVILLE YOUTH CHORUS AGES 8-12 is directed by Briana Larsen. Any child, age 8-12, is encouraged to participate.  All interested students, new and returning, should attend the informational meeting with a parent or guardian at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.  Regular rehearsals take place at 6 p.m., Mondays, beginning Feb. 2 in he Music Mass/Communication Building, Room 147.  The fee for the class is $75 per semester.

CLARKSVILLE TEEN SINGERS AGES 13-18 with Jared Wilson directing is a unique and challenging singing experience for high school students.  All interested students, new and returning, should attend the informational meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26.  Auditions for new students will be held immediately following the meeting.  Regular rehearsals take place at 7 p.m., Mondays, beginning Feb. 2 in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 147. The fee for the class is $75 per semester.

CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY CHORUS AGES 18 AND UP under the direction of Valerie Oyen-Larsen allows adults to enjoy an enriching semester of rehearsing and performing music of various historical eras and styles with other adults who enjoy choral singing.  The chorus will have the opportunity to perform serious and lighter music, seasonal selections and community and formal performances.  Auditions for new members is at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22.  Returning members need not reaudition. Regular rehearsals is at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Jan. 29, in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 147. The fee for the class is $75 per semester.

PICCOLO STRINGS, directed by Ron de la Vega, is an opportunity for young violin, viola, cello and bass students to experience the enjoyment and benefits of ensemble playing. Through rehearsals and performances, students will learn how to play in an orchestra setting. Participation in the group is allowed based on teacher’s recommendation. The times and location are to be announced. The fee for the class is $75 per semester.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL FLUTE CHOIRS is directed by JoAnn McIntosh and is a unique opportunity for flute students to develop musicianship and performance skills in a small ensemble setting. Students have the chance to perform in recitals, community events or in concert with the APSU Flute Choir. The class will meet in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 130. The fee for the class is $75 per semester.  Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 20, with the Middle School Flute Choir meeting at 5:30 p.m. and the High School Flute Choir meeting at 6:30 p.m.

SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE directed by Chris Gee is for saxophonists with two or more years of experience. This performing ensemble will explore a variety of saxophone ensemble repertoire, instruct ensemble-playing skills and develop musicianship and performance skills.  The class will meet at 7 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Jan. 22 in the Music/Mass Communications Building, Room 152. There is a fee of $75 per semester for enrollment.

THE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE is a great opportunity for students and adults, with or without experience, to participate in a performing group made up of percussion instruments. Classes will include instruction on classical percussion instruments like the timpani, mallets and snare drum as well as unorthodox pieces performed on household items such as pots and pans, basketballs, brooms, etc. The class will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 20 in the Music/Mass Communications Building, Room 152. The fee for the class is $75 per semester.

JAZZ IMPROVISATION is for experienced instrumentalists. This class will offer instructions in basic jazz improvisation. The class will rehearse and perform some of the standards of the jazz repertoire in a group setting while affording students the chance to express their individuality by learning to play off the page. The class will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 20 in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 147. The fee for the class is $75 per semester.

KINDERMUSIK VILLAGE AGES 6-18 MONTHS provides a delightful environment unlike any other.  Through a unique blend of multilevel activities that includes creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration and a colorful literature component, your baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all of his senses engaged. The class meets at 9 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 20 in the Music/Mass Communications Building, Room 229. The cost of enrolment is $190 per semester.

KINDERMUSIK OUR TIME AGES 18 MONTHS – 3 YEARS encourages your child to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control and communication skills.  Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming and object identification foster language skills.  Creative movement to various musical moods develops a sense of balance, timing and spatial awareness.  Listening and taking turns encourage blossoming social skills. The class meets at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 20. The class will meet in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 229. The fee for the class is $190 per semester.

KINDERMUSIK IMAGINE THAT! is designed for active, energetic, enthusiastic and imaginative 3-4-year-olds and encourages socialization, sharing and participating in group activities. Singing becomes a focus for enhancing the preschooler’s vocal development as her expressive language is beginning to emerge.  Parents are invited to participate in the last 15 minutes of the 45-minute class for sharing time. The class meets at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 20 in the Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 229. The cost of enrolment is $190 per semester.

The visual arts classes offered by the Community School of the Arts take place in the Trahern Building on APSU’s main campus. Available classes are listed below along with course descriptions.

INDIVIDUAL ART LESSONS for ages 7 and older allow students to receive one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes each week. Lessons begin with drawing and progress to other areas tailored to the student’s own interests. The class consists of 14 lessons per semester. Classes begin Jan. 20. There is a fee of $280 per semester for enrollment.

BEGINNING POTTERY is for ages 8-14 and is taught by Caroline Tuzeneu. This beginner’s level course introduces young people to working with clay and establishes good techniques with hand building before progressing to the potter’s wheel. The class will meet at 10 a.m., Saturdays in the Trahern Building, Room 101. The class fee is $125 plus a $25 materials fee. The first session begins on Jan. 24 and the second session begins on March 21.

CERAMICS is a class intended for ages 15 and older and is taught by Melody Shipley. This beginner’s level and continuation course covers both hand-built vessels and the use of the potter’s wheel. Students begin with hand building, which affords familiarity with the material and techniques, and then move to wheel throwing. The class meets at 6 p.m., Thursdays in the Trahern Building, Room 101. The cost of enrollment is $135 plus a $25 materials fee. The first session begins on Jan. 22 with a second session starting on March 24.

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS, taught by Morgan Conwell, is a class that teaches familiarity with drawing and watercolor techniques. Students will also study different watercolor artists and visit Austin Peay art galleries. The class meets at 6 p.m., Mondays in the Trahern Building, Room 403. The cost of enrolment is $80 plus $15 for materials. The class is offered twice per semester with Session I beginning on Jan. 26 and Session II starting on March 16.

INTRODUCTION TO BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE DARKROOM is for ages 15 and older. Jillian Romano will instruct the class in the technical use of the students’ 35mm cameras, including camera controls, obtaining correct exposure, creating quality negatives and also understanding various elements of composition. In the darkroom, students will learn to print and edit black-and-white photographs from their negatives. The class meets at 6 p.m., Mondays, in the Trahern Building, Room 101. The fee for the class is $135 plus $40 for materials. Offered twice per semester, the first session begins Jan. 26 and the second session begins March 16.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is a new class for students 15 and older. Jillian Romano will instruct students in the use and functions of the students’ digital cameras and how to edit, print and scan photographs. Please check the Web site for information about class, www.csa.apsu.edu.

ARTS AND THEATRE is a class for ages 8-12. This collaboration of arts and theatre instruction will include puppet-making, script-writing and scenery design, culminating at semester’s end in a live stage production in the Trahern Theatre. The class will meet at 6 p.m., Thursdays in the Trahern Building, Room 403. The fee for the class is $100 per semester plus a materials fee of $25.

For more information, contact the Community School of the Arts, (931) 221-7508, or visit the school’s Web site, www.csa.apsu.edu.


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