West Virginia University’s Community Music Program is currently registering students for summer classes at the Creative Arts Center.


The program offers private lessons for children and adults in piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, voice, jazz singing, harp and guitar.


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.


Summer classes include:


  • Summer Sampler is a three-day class for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents or caregivers. The class will be June 21-23. Explore the �€?first steps�€? in music education and learn games and activities you can do with your child to develop a strong musical foundation.

  • A Star is Born I (ages 6-8) and A Star is Born II (ages 9-12) are six-week classes for children who love to sing. Classes will include training for healthy, lifelong singing and also performance opportunities for solos, duets and ensembles. Age-appropriate literature will include musical theatre selections, folk songs of various nations, art songs and just plain fun songs. Some movement will be added to many songs.

  • Pop Stars of the Future (ages 13-18) is a six-week class that will teach teen-agers how to be a star like their favorite American Idol contestants. Students will learn the basics of singing and stage performance technique for many musical styles, including pop, rock, rhythm and blues, country, blues, contemporary and Christian.

  • Percussion Ensemble (ages 11 to adult) is a five-day workshop for students interested in performing in a percussion ensemble. No experience is necessary. Students will learn to perform with others in a fun and friendly environment.

  • Harp On It! is a six-week introductory harp class for all ages and will meet for one hour weekly, with a limit of three students per class. Class times will be arranged. The students will study hand position and simple tunes. No musical background is necessary, and a practice harp is also available for additional practice.


Community Music summer registration will continue through June 1. The summer session begins May 22 and runs through Aug. 12. For more information, go towww.wvu.edu/~musicor call the Community Music Program office at 304-293-4841 ext. 3168. The Community Music office will be closed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

Students may pay by check, Visa or Mastercard, through the mail or in person. Discounts and payment plans are available. The mailing address is: Community Music Program, P.O. Box 6111, West Virginia University, Morgantown , WV 26506 -6111. Office hours in Room 401A of the Creative Arts Center are noon-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.