Now Enrolling for Spring 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 spring program of non-credit, affordable classes in music and art for adults, teens, and children. Private lessons begin on January 21; spring classes begin the week of January 28, 2013, and the Treblemakers choir will have their first rehearsal of the semester on January 14.

CSA's regular offerings includes Group Class Piano for Children (ages 6-12), and Teens 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. 

New courses include:

Viola for Violinists!  an introduction for students who currently play the violin to the technique and practice of playing the viola. The course will run for 12 Mondays, at 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. (depending on level student is placed at by the instructor.) The Fee is $75 for CSA violin students and $125 for non-CSA students.

String Orchestra, directed by Yaroslav Tereshchenko, is a beginner to intermediate level orchestra open to elementary, middle and high school students who play violin, viola, cello or bass. This ensemble focuses on reading and ensemble skills while exploring the string orchestra repertoire and will run for 12 Saturdays from 3:00-4:15 p.m., and is free to CSA private instrument students, $135 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.  

Other chamber music and ensemble offerings for teens include the Chamber Music Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Saxophone 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.

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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