New Fall Music Classes at the Community School of the Arts at UConn

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The Community School of the Arts at the University of Connecticut is now enrolling students in a full fall program of non-credit, affordable classes in music and art for adults, teens, and children. Private lessons begin on August 27; fall classes begin the week of September 10 and 17, 2012.


New music offerings at CSA include a Beginner Strings Class for all students aged 8-16 who have no prior experience and are interested in learning to play violin, viola or cello in a group class setting. Students will learn proper technique for holding, playing and caring for their instrument. Instruments will be available for rental through a local music dealer for the duration of the class. The class meets for 15 weeks on Saturdays from11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
for a fee of $95 and is instructed by Kevin Bishop. A concert will be held at the end of each semester.


Viola for Violinists!  introduces students who currently play the violin to the technique and practice of playing the viola. At the end of the course students will be able to read alto clef and perform in a culminating viola ensemble concert.  The course will run for 12 Mondays, at 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. (depending on level) Placement into the appropriate level section will be done by the instructor, Kevin Bishop. The Fee is $75 for CSA violin students and $125 for non-CSA students.


Class Guitar will be held on the Main campus in Storrs with Nick Cutroneo for

10 Mondays, from 12:00-1:50pm for $125 and will teach the basics of guitar technique and note reading as a starting point for learning how to play the guitar.  By the end of the course students will be able to play simple/familiar melodies, be able to accompany one another with simple strummed chord accompaniment and be able to perform together as a small ensemble.In addition, students will perform together in ensemble situations.


Other chamber music and ensemble offerings for teens include the Chamber Music Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and the Trumpet Performance Class and the Richards Chamber Music Coaching Program which places pre-college string, woodwind and brass instrumentalists with Music Majors from the University of Connecticut and coached by UCONN and CSA Chamber Music faculty.


CSA also offers  Early Childhood Music and Movement classes, Group Class Piano for Children, Youth and Adults, Private Music Lessons on most instruments and voice for students of all ages and ability levels a Suzuki program for violin, cello, and guitar,  the Treblemakers children’s choral program, and Music Theory classes.


Most Community School of the Arts programs are held at the UConn Depot campus in Storrs, CT. Parking is free and adjacent to the CSA campus. For additional information or to register, contact CSA at 860-486-1073, csa@uconn.edu or visit www.csa.uconn.edu.



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