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August 2018

Mountain Dance

August 30

Want to learn how to buck dance, clog, flatfoot, or the routines and calls for square dancing? This lively, energetic and fun class will teach you all this and the history of where and how these types of dances came to be in this region as well as the music behind it. You will have the opportunity to participate in square dance routines with a clogging team and learn from many special guests. It is an experience not to be missed! Instructor: Kim Ross.

Cost: $110

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7105

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24107          Th 9/6 – 10/11             6-7:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 8/30

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September 2018

Beginning Music Reading

September 5

Beginning Music Reading:  This class uses a system created by the instructor to teach you how to read music beats, rests, time, signatures, dynamics and articulations through the use of basic percussion instruments. This class will also touch upon some minor ensemble playing. This system prepares you to launch into more advanced percussion study, any harmonic instrument, or any musical pursuit which requires the ability to read the language of music. All materials included. Instructor: Julie McConnell

Cost: $145

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7316

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24113        Wed 9/12 – 12/5          5-6:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 9/5

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Beginning Piano

September 5

Beginning Piano

Want to learn how to play the piano? With the right tools, teacher and a little focus, you may be surprised at how quickly you can become proficient in basic piano. With an introduction to the keyboard through the study of notation, hand positions, chord formations, scales and sight-reading, students will learn to read and perform piano techniques through step-by-step teaching methods. This class is designed for the absolute beginner, or those with a minimal knowledge of piano. 5 students maximum. Instructor: Julie McConnell

 

Cost: $400

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7316

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24114        Wed 9/12 – 12/5          7-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 9/5

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String Class 1

September 10

Students will learn basic concepts such as plucking, simple bow articulations, ear-training exercises, scales and classical and folk tunes. Students will also learn practice techniques, as well as some ensemble and performance technique in a fun and comfortable environment. Violin, cello, viola and string bass are all welcome in this class. Beginning to intermediate levels appropriate. Students will need to buy a companion book “Essential Elements for Strings 1” by Hal Leonard Publishing and will also need to provide their own instrument. Instructor: Bryan McConnell

 

Cost: $145

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7316

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24109       Mon 9/17 – 12/3          7-8:30p.m.

Registration Deadline: 9/10

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String Class 2

September 10

String Class 2

Students will continue to build on the physical & theoretical music skills learned in String Class I, but the goal will be focused more on playing as an ensemble, going much deeper into performance studies. New students must place into this course level. Violin, cello, viola and string bass are all welcomed in this class. Students will need to by the companion book “Essential Elements for Strings 1” by Hal Leonard Publishing and provide their own instrument. For intermediate to advanced students. Instructor: Bryan McConnell

 

Cost: $145

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7316

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24110        Mon 9/17 – 12/3          5-6:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 9/10

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Guitar Class 1

September 11

Guitar Class 1

Students will learn basic concepts such as tuning, 1stposition melody playing, chords, strumming, rhythms, and basic music theory playing simple classical and folk tunes. Students will also learn practice techniques, as well as some ensemble and performance techniques in a fun and comfortable environment. Acoustic guitars only please. Beginning to intermediate levels appropriate. Students will need to buy the companion book: “Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1.” Students will need to provide their own instrument. Instructor: Bryan McConnell

 

Cost: $145

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7316

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24115        Tue 9/18 – 12/4           5-6:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 9/11

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Guitar Class 2

September 11

Guitar Class 2

Guitar Class 2 will continue to build on the physical and theoretical music skills learned in Guitar Class 1, but the goal will be focused more on playing as an ensemble, going much deeper into performance studies. New students must place into this course level. Instructor will assess your level during the first class. Acoustic guitars only please. Intermediate to advanced levels appropriate. Students will need to buy the companion book: “Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1.” Students will need to provide their own instrument. Instructor: Bryan McConnell

 

Cost: $145

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7316

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24116        Tue 9/18 – 12/4           7-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 9/11

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Vocal Class

September 13

This class addresses functional techniques in singing for students seeking to develop vocal and musical abilities. Areas covered include: breathing, posture, practice techniques and exercises, voice placement, diction, phrasing, interpretation, performance preparation and execution. Develop a repertoire based on your ‘style’ and ability! Whatever genre you wish to sing, these techniques will make you a better singer in every way. Beginner to intermediate levels welcome. 6 students maximum. Instructor: Julie McConnell

Cost: $145

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7316

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24111         Thu 9/20 – 12/6          7-8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 9/13

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October 2018

Mountain Dance

October 18

Want to learn how to buck dance, clog, flatfoot, or the routines and calls for square dancing? This lively, energetic and fun class will teach you all this and the history of where and how these types of dances came to be in this region as well as the music behind it. You will have the opportunity to participate in square dance routines with a clogging team and learn from many special guests. It is an experience not to be missed! Instructor: Kim Ross.

 

Cost: $110

Location: Creative Arts Building, room 7105

Course Code                Date                            Time

CSP 4000 24108          Th 10/25 – 11/29         6-7:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: 10/18

Please click here to begin the registration process or call 828.565.4240

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