West Virginia Universitys Community Music Program is continuing to register students for summer classes at the Creative Arts Center.
The program offers private lessons for children and adults in piano, organ, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, jazz singing and harp.
The summer session is flexible to accommodate various summer schedules. Students may register for any number of lessons throughout the session, depending on teacher availability.
Space is still available for a three-daySummer Samplersession for children ages 2 and 3. Taught by Janna Kisner, this class is designed to stimulate young childrens interest in music through learning games and activities they can do at home with their parents. It will be held July 18, 19 and 20 at 11 a.m. The cost is $18.
New this year isPop Stars of the Futuretaught by professional singer/songwriter Stephanie Adlington. In this six-week class, singers ages 13-18 learn how tobe a starlike their favoriteAmerican Idolcontestants. Students will learn the basics of singing and stage performance technique. Activities will be geared toward studentspersonal musical interests, and they will be required to bring a karaoke backing track of songs they would like to work on. The class will be held Tuesdays during June 21-Aug. 2 (except July 12) from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $55.
Also available this summer is the popular class,Harp On It!This six-week introductory harp class, taught by professional harpist Christine Mazza, is a great way for those who have always wanted to play the harp to try it before purchasing an instrument. Students will have access to the Community Music Program harp and will study basic techniques, including hand position, while learning simple tunes. No musical background is necessary. The cost is $120.
For more information about these and other classes, call the Community Music Program Office at (304) 293-4842 ext. 3168 or 3185 or visit the Web site athttp://www.wvu.edu/~music.