The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University announces music, art and dance classes for children and adults for Fall 2009. Registration opens on Monday, Aug. 3rd. Most classes start Aug. 31 and continue through Dec. 12. New students may continue to enroll after the start date. For more information about any of the classes or to register, contact JoAnn McIntosh, coordinator of the Community School of the Arts, by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or by e-mail at . Also, visit online at http://csa.apsu.edu.
All programs are scheduled in the Music/Mass Communication Building.
Individual Music Lessons. Students receive one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes each week. Lessons available on 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 Aug. 31.
- Ages: 4 and older for violin lessons
- 7 and older for guitar, piano and other instruments
- 13 and older for voice lessons
- Adults are welcome as beginners or continuing students in all areas.
Organ Lessons – Jared Wilson, instructor
For pianists with two-three years experience. Lessons taught at Madison Street United Methodist Church. The Rieger-Kloss organ, installed in 2001, is composed of more than 3,500 individual pipes, playable from a three-manual console and pedal board. Its magnificent tones, voices and textures enable it to play the liturgy of the church as well as concert literature spanning all major music periods. Students will not only have the opportunity to study on this instrument, but they will also be able to practice and perform on it. Lessons scheduled as above.
Group Violin Lessons – Emily Hanna Crane, instructor
For students enrolled in individual lessons, this class is based on the Suzuki Method, primarily for students in books 1 and 2. More advanced students will enjoy reviewing old favorites and can participate with leadership and assisting the instructor. 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept.8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 27, Nov. 10 and 24, Room 237.
Beginning Class Piano for Ages 4-6 – Mary Catherine Bartkowski, instructor.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 8, Room 231.
Beginning Class Piano for Adults – Simone Parker, instructor.
7-8 p.m., Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, Room 231.
Clarksville Youth Chorus for Ages 8-12 – Briana Larsen, director
All interested students, new and returning, should attend the informational meeting with a parent/guardian at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31. Regular rehearsals 6-7 p.m., Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, Room 147.
Fee: $75/semester, Some scholarships are available.
Clarksville Teen Singers – ages 13-18 – Jared Wilson, director
All interested students, new and returning, should attend the informational meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31. Auditions for new students will be held immediately following the meeting. Regular rehearsals 7-8 p.m., Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, Room 147.
Clarksville Community Chorus – ages 18 and older – Valerie Oyen-Larsen, director
Serious and lighter music, as well as seasonal selections, will be prepared for community and formal performances. Auditions for new members 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3. Returning members need not reaudition. Regular rehearsals 7:30-9 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Sept. 10, Room 147.
Beginning Middle School Orchestra – Lindsay Snapp, director
For students currently studying a string, wind or percussion instrument. All interested students should attend the informational meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31. Auditions will be held immediately following the meeting. Regular rehearsals 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, Room 152.
High School Flute Choir – JoAnn McIntosh, director
Students can perform in community events and in concert with the APSU Flute Choir. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 8, Room 147.
Percussion Ensemble – ages 12 and older – Carlos Johnson, director
A great opportunity for students and adults, with or without experience, to participate in a performing group made up of percussion instruments. 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 8, Room 152.
Jazz Improvisation – Gary Clayton, director
For experienced instrumentalists, this class will offer instruction in basic jazz improvisation. Rehearse and perform some of the standards of the jazz repertoire in a group setting, and express your individuality by learning to play “off the page.” 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 8, Room 147.
Music Theory – JoAnn McIntosh, instructor. Designed for high school students and adults who already study an instrument or voice. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Sept. 3, Room 235. Fee:
All programs are scheduled in the Music/Mass Communication Building.
Kindermusik Village: Age 6-18 months
Village 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. 9 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 8, Room 229.
Kindermusik Our Time: Age 18 months-3 years
Our Time 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” develop a sense of balance, timing and spatial awareness. Listening and turn-taking encourage blossoming social skills. 10 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 8, Room 229.
Kindermusik Imagine That!: Age 3-4
Imagine That! is designed for active, energetic, enthusiastic and imaginative 3- and 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. 11 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 8, Room 229.
All programs are scheduled in the Trahern Building.
Individual Art Lessons – ages 7 and older.
Students receive one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes each week, beginning with drawing and progressing to other areas, tailored to the student’s own interests. 14 lessons per semester, weekday afternoons, beginning Aug. 31.
Beginning Pottery – ages 8-14. Morgan Conwell, instructor.
A beginner’s level course that introduces young people to working with clay and establishing good techniques with hand building before progressing to the potter’s wheel. 10-11:30 a.m., Saturdays, Room 101.
Fee: $125 plus $25 materials. Offered twice per semester: first session Sept. 5-Oct. 10; second session Oct. 17-Nov. 21.
Ceramics – ages 15 and older. Melody Shipley, instructor
Beginner’s level and continuation courses that cover 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, then move to wheel throwing. 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, Room 101.
Fee: $135 plus $25 materials. Offered twice per semester: first session Sept. 3-Oct. 15; second session Oct. 22-Dec. 10.
Painting with Watercolors – ages 8-14. Morgan Conwell, instructor
Classes to gain familiarity with drawing and watercolor techniques. Students will also study different watercolor artists, including visits to APSU art galleries. Day/time TBA, Trahern 403.
Fee: $80. Offered twice per semester.
Introduction to Black-and-White Photography in the Darkroom – ages 15 and older. Jillian Romano, instructor.
Classes in technical use of students’ 35mm cameras, including camera controls, obtaining correct exposure, creating quality negatives and understanding various elements of composition. In the darkroom, students will learn to print and edit black-and-white photographs from their negatives. 6-8 p.m., Mondays, Trahern 106.
Fee: $135 plus $45 materials. Offered twice per semester: first session Sept. 14-Oct. 26; second session Nov. 2-Dec. 7.
Advanced Black-and-White Photography in the Darkroom – ages 15 and older. Jillian Romano, instructor.
For those who have taken black-and-white photography and are comfortable in the darkroom, this class will be more challenging. Holga Cameras, Cyanotypes and Polaroid transfers will be explored. 2-4 p.m., Saturdays, Trahern 106.
Fee: $135 plus $60 materials. Offered twice per semester: first session Sept. 12-Oct. 17; second session Oct. 24-Dec. 5.
Introduction to Digital Photography – ages 15 and older. Jillian Romano, instructor. Instruction in use and functions of students’ digital cameras and how to edit, print and scan photographs. 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Trahern 212.
Fee: $135 plus $25 for materials. Offered twice per semester: first session Sept. 12-Oct. 17; second session Oct. 24-Dec. 5.
The Art of Portrait Photography – ages 15 and older. Suzan Davis, instructor.
Learn about composition and light to produce beautiful portrait photographs with a digital camera. 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, MMC 237. Dates TBA.
Arts and Theater – ages 8-12.
A collaboration of arts and theater instruction that will include puppet-making, script-writing and scenery design, culminating at semester’s end in a live stage production in the Trahern Theatre. 6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, beginning Sept. 3, Trahern 413.
Fee: $100/semester plus $25 for materials.
All programs scheduled in the Memorial Health Dance Studio beginning Sept. 8. Each class lasts for an hour and will meet once a week for 14 weeks.
Creative Movement for Children – ages 4-5.
Emphasis is on movement and development of gross motor skills, space, time, energy, the body response to rhythms and stories and awareness of the body and how it moves through space. Simple rhythms, basic positions and terminology will also be taught. 3-4 p.m., Fridays.
Students will receive quality dance instruction in beginning ballet technique in a small group environment.
Beginning Ballet – ages 6-9 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays
Pre-teen Beginning Ballet — ages 10-12 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays
Beginning Ballet for Teens – ages 13-17 6:45-7:45 p.m., Thursdays
Adult Beginning Ballet – ages 18 and older 6:45-7:45 p.m., Tuesdays