Community Music School announces spring semester offerings
10:03 a.m., Jan. 24, 2013--The University of Delaware’s Community Music School (UDCMS), the outreach program of the Department of Music that has offered a wide variety of music instruction options to people of all ages for more than 20 years, has a number of programs scheduled as the spring semester approaches.
The school will offer private study instruction for children, teens and adults on over 20 instruments. Jazz@UDCMS is a private instruction program in jazz playing and theory in more than five instruments.
From graduates, faculty
Music For Young Minds, an early childhood music program, provides music instruction for children from birth through age 9, including a children’s group piano class. Group classes include three children’s choirs for students grades 1-12; Suzuki violin, guitar, flute and piano for students ages 4-12; and Family of Pan, a family steel pan class for people ages 9-99 offered on Saturday mornings.
UDCMS also offers an adult group beginning piano class offered at convenient times on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings.
Adults can also join Schola Cantorum, a large symphonic chorus composed of community members, students and faculty.
In keeping with the Department of Music’s commitment to community education and outreach, the UDCMS will be offering a free vocal technique workshop this semester for adult choral singers -- on Saturday, March 2, for adult church, community and civic choir members and their directors.
Instruction at UDCMS is affordable, and the school offers several different kinds of discounts.
The Family of Pan class offers free parent registration with each paid child registration, and the school supplies the pans during class time.
There are opportunities for several recitals during the year, as well as performance opportunities with collegiate musical groups and at various off-campus venues.
The UDCMS is accepting registration for the spring semester, which starts Feb. 9. For information, see the UDCMS website or call 302-831-1548.